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The Tuscarora WarIndians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies$
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David La Vere

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469610900

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469610917_LaVere

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Col. John Barnwell

Col. John Barnwell

The Opportunist

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(p.96) Chapter Four Col. John Barnwell
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The Tuscarora War
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David La Vere

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610900.003.0006

This chapter shows how much South Carolina differed from North Carolina as a colony in 1711. For one thing, it was prosperous. Blessed with a deepwater port, Charles Town was already a beautiful, bustling place, the largest town in the English colonies south of Philadelphia. It far outshone North Carolina's towns of Bath and New Bern. The Low Country surrounding Charles Town produced large quantities of rice and indigo, and South Carolina rice planters were absolutely the wealthiest men in England's North American colonies. It certainly attracted its fair share of visitors and migrants. John Lawson went there in 1701 to start his trip across the Carolinas. South Carolina had also been settled differently than North Carolina. Most of the early migrants to North Carolina had been small farmers, traders, workers, even a good number of fugitives coming out of Virginia or Maryland.

Keywords:   South Carolina, North Carolina, colony, Charles Town, Low Country, rice planters

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