The Last Rice River: The Beginning of the End

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The rice plantations along Lowcountry rivers were the most profitable lands in America. And, the most deadly for the enslaved who transformed the banks of the Combahee from primordial swamp into fields of Carolina Gold. Eminent scholars explore the politicians, planters, soldiers and slaves in the run-up, prosecution and aftermath of war. The first episode sets up the story of the beginning of the end for rice on the Combahee.Read more »

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