Burroughs-Chapin, 2008; Paperback; 41 pages; $18.95
The story of an enslaved African American who became a master builder, building among other notable structures, the most elaborate slave chapel – St. Mary’s – ever constructed. He went on, after emancipation, to become a respected and active community member in the segregated South during Reconstruction and into the Jim Crow era. His legacy, in spite of the seemingly insurmountable challenges, helped to dispel the stereotype and paved the way for future generations. by Robert (Bob) Insley
– signed by the author
Prose Press, 2016; Paperback; 47 pages; $9.95
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“Reading Neal Cox’s memoirs is a delightful way to spend a few happy hours. The story and wonderful photos evoke memories not only of a man of extraordinary talents, but of Georgetown in the 1930s and 1940s. The book chronicles the modern history of a lovely, almost legendary place: Arcadia Plantation. It will have great appeal for all living this this area.” – Patricia Doyle
Home House Press, Charleston, SC., 2003; Paperback; 170 pages; $25
In August 1937, Archibald Rutledge returned to his family home, Hampton Plantation, with the desire to restore the 209-year old house and a property that had been in his family since 1686. Rutledge was a writer and poet whose hunting stories were printed in Field and Stream magazine. Home by the River is his story of the restoration of Hampton Plantation.
Sandlapper Publishing, Inc., 1983; Paperback; 196 pages; $19.95
Recognized as one of the principal artists of the Charleston Renaissance, Alfred Hutty (1877-1954) was a master painter and printmaker whose evocative landscapes and realistic studies of the human condition represent the best aspects of the Charleston art tradition of his era. This illustrated survey of Hutty’s career offers the first comprehensive examination of his impact on American art in the south and beyond. The text and catalog of prints offer authoritative documentation of more than 250 of Hutty’s works.
USC Press, 2012; Paperback; 189 pages; 9 1/2″ x 11″; $24.95
Belle W. Baruch (1899-1964) could outride, outshoot, outhunt and outsail most of the young men of her elite social circle – abilities that distanced her from other debutantes of 1917. Unapologetic for her athleticism and interests in traditionally masculine pursuits, Baruch towered above male and female counterparts in height and daring. While she is known today for the wildfife conservation and biological research center on the South Carolina coast that bears her family name, Bell’s stoy is a rich narrative about one nonconformist’s ties to the land. In Baroness of Hobcaw, May Miller provides a provocative portrait of this unorthodox woman who gave a gift of monumental importance to the scientific community.
Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2006; Paperback, 6″ x 9″; 212 pages; $19.95