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Credit: A View of Charles Town the Capital of South Carolina in North America, from 'Scenographia Americana', engraved by Pierre Charles Canot (1710-77) published 1758-60 (engraving), Mellish, Thomas (c.1748-82) (after) / Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA / The Bridgeman Art Library
From Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
Bird's Eye View of Charleston. Charleston was considered the cultural center of South Carolina and its largest city. Engraving from The Progress of the Republic by R. S. Fisher, 1856. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
From Bridgeman Images: Peter Newark American Pictures
Credit: Title-page of 'A new description of that fertile and pleasant province of Carolina', printed in London by John Archdale, late Governor of Carolina, 1707 (newsprint), English School, (18th century) / Private Collection / Peter Newark Pictures / The Bridgeman Art Library
From Reader's Guide to British History
Much the best studied of the three colonies is South Carolina, which enjoyed spectacular economic growth in the second quarter of the 18th century as exports of slave-produced rice and indigo soared to meet the demands of expanding European markets.
From The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment
As the wealthiest city in the wealthiest colony in British North America, Charleston, South Carolina was a center of the American Enlightenment.
From Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia
The South Carolina Exposition and Protest, publications against federal tariff laws, were introduced in the state legislature in 1828 and mark the start of the nullification crisis.