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The cotton industry was very important to South Carolina's economy. Cotton mills experienced tremendous growth in the state following the Civil War. An 1880 directory describes the state's cotton mills:
- The Cotton Mills of South Carolina. Their Names, Location, Capacity and History [From the News and Courier, of Charleston, S.C.] Charleston, S.C.: The News and Courier Book Presses, 1880. Digital version at Google Books.
- Waring, Joseph Ioor. A History of Medicine in South Carolina, 1670-1825. 3 vols. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1964-1971. FHL has vols. 1 & 3: FHL Book 975.7 H2wj
- Cheres, Langdon. South Carolina Governors: With Drawings of Arms of Some of the Colonial Governors of South Carolina, 1702-1766. Microfilmed 1952: FHL Film 22785
- Whisker, James B. Gunsmiths of the Carolinas, 1660-1870. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1993. FHL Book 975 U2w
For histires, see:
- Brooks, U.R. South Carolina Bench and Bar. Columbia, S.C.: The State Company, 1906. Digital version of Volume 1 at Google Books.
- Canady, Hoyt P. Gentlemen of the Bar, Lawyers in Colonial South Carolina. New York: Garland Pub., 1987. FHL Book 975.7 U2c
For biographies, see:
- O'Neall, John Belton. Biographical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of South Carolina. 2 vols. Charleston, S.C.: S.G. Courtenay & Co., Publishers, 1859. FHL Films 874199 Item 3, 962806 Item 1; digital version of Volume 1 at Internet Archive; digital version of Volume 2 at Google Books. Ancestry ($) has created a database covering both volumes.
- Scarborough, Quincy. Carolina Metalworkers: Coppersmiths, Pewterers, Tinsmiths of North Carolina and South Carolina. Fayetteville, N.C.: Q. Scarborough, 1995. FHL Book 975 U2s
Rice plantations formed much of South Carolina's economy. Slaves performed manual labor at plantations before the Civil War. See South Carolina African Americans.
For a history, see:
- Burton, E. Milby. South Carolina Silversmiths, 1690-1860. Charleston, S.C.: Charleston Museum, 1942. FHL Book 975.7 U23d