"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.