Beginning with the early coastal settlements of the 1700s and continuing through the 100 year colonial period this book examines the 24 individual parishes that made up the administrative and ceremonial centers of anglican community life in south carolina. Parishes of the anglican church throughout the colonial period the small population and its limited legal needs kept most government records keeping and judicial activity confined to the municipal limits of charleston. Anglican churches in colonial south carolina is a welcome addition to our library of information on the history and architecture of the state and the nation dr suzanne cameron linder was educated at converse college and wake forest university and received her doctorate at the university of south carolina. Although there was an established anglican church in colonial south carolina there was much religious diversity the first dissenters from the church of england were the presbyterians in 1680 they created the independent or circular church in charleston. The history of the colonial period of south carolina focuses on the english colonization that created one of the original thirteen colonies after the revolution the state legislature disestablished the anglican church the main source of wealth during the late colonial period was the export of rice deerskins and by the 1760s indigo
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