The rice plantations along Lowcountry rivers were the most profitable lands in America. And, the most deadly for the enslaved who transformed the banks of the Combahee from primordial swamp into fields of Carolina Gold.

 

Eminent scholars explore the politicians, planters, soldiers and slaves in the run-up, prosecution and aftermath of war.  The first episode released on Juneteenth sets up the story of the beginning of the end for rice on the Combahee.

1: The Beginning of the End
00:00 / 01:18
2: Robert Smalls Does the Impossible-MPLawrence S. Rowland, PhD
00:00 / 07:50
3: A Southerner's Worst FearBrent Morris, PhD
00:00 / 06:28
4: Abolition TheoriesEric Foner, PhD
00:00 / 05:27
5: Port Royal SoundLawrence S. Rowland, PhD
00:00 / 04:44
6: Big Gun Shoot DayEmory Campbell
00:00 / 03:06
7: Running to FreedomJames Tuten, PhD
00:00 / 05:32
8: Lincoln's Lifelong LearningVernon Burton, PhD
00:00 / 04:10
9: The Cosmology of West Central AfricaJason Young, PhD
00:00 / 05:38
10: Misplaced Visions of VictoryJames Tuten, PhD
00:00 / 03:53
11: The Port Royal ExperimentBrent Morris, PhD
00:00 / 04:42
12: The TranscendentalistsJoel Myerson, PhD
00:00 / 03:06
13: Differing Views on AbolitionBrent Morris, PhD
00:00 / 05:09
14: Evolution of the Task SystemJames Tuten, PhD
00:00 / 05:38
15: Emancipation Day at Camp SaxtonEmory Campbell
00:00 / 03:27
16: Lincoln's Potent PoliticsVernon Burton, PhD
00:00 / 03:19
17: Lincolns Emancipation ThreatEric Foner, PhD
00:00 / 04:48
18: A Meeting to Two WorldsEmory Cambell
00:00 / 03:22
19: Emancipation Into CapitalismJason Young, PhD
00:00 / 03:20
20: The Fate of Two RacesBernard Powers, PhD
00:00 / 11:04
21: What if Lincoln Had SurvivedEric Foner, PhD
00:00 / 03:45
22: The Fate of Rice is Set
00:00 / 01:12