the rice kingdom

A tiny seed created the wealthiest families in British North America and the Antebellum South. It built the city of Charleston. And it consumed the sweat and blood of thousands of enslaved Africans. The ditches and dikes of the Rice Kingdom will lie across the landscape of Lowcountry South Carolina forever. In a few of those very fields, the rice that made 1850s Europe swoon, rises again.


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