"The Most Tormenting and Dissatisfied People on Earth" Lecture - March 2nd

Many folks who reside in our area have little idea of just how far reaching an impact our forebears have had on the national, and even international, stage. Colin Brooker, Architectural Historian and Archaeologist, intends to change that on March 2nd at Hilton Head Branch Library.

Brooker's upcoming lecture, "The Most Tormenting and Dissatisfied People on Earth: Lowcountry Planters in the Bahamas and the Development of Sea Island Cotton, 1780 - 1800," will examine Beaufort's direct influence on the development of The Bahamas. He will illustrate his presentation with images taken during his field work surveying architectural and archaeological sites for the National Museum of The Bahamas. Emphasis will be drawn to those coastal South Carolina planters who relocated to The Bahamas in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

As you will discover, life was never the same for the relocated planters, the slaves, or the native Bahamians.

BDC Programs are free and open to anyone over age 12 who is interested in Beaufort’s local history, culture, or our environment. We hope that you can join us for what is sure to be an illuminating presentation.

The Most Tormenting, Dissatisfied People on Earth:” Lowcountry Planters in the Bahamas and the Development of Sea Island Cotton, 1780-1800, Colin Brooker, Tues., March 2nd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hilton Head Branch.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.