Charles Joyner: Down by the Riverside
Friday - December 31, 2010
About This Show
Originally broadcast 03/26/10) - In Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community, Charles Joyner (Burroughs Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Southern History and Culture at Coastal Carolina University) takes readers on a journey back in time, up the Waccamaw River through the Lowcountry of South Carolina, past abandoned rice fields once made productive by the labor of enslaved Africans, past rice mills and forest clearings into the antebellum world of All Saints Parish. In this slave community, and many others like it, the slaves created a new language, a new religion--indeed, a new culture--from African traditions and American circumstances.