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By Robert B. Cuthbert

The intoxicating “champagne air” of Flat Rock, North Carolina, captivated citizens of lowcountry South Carolina within the 19th century since it provided them respite from the sickly, semitropical coastal weather. In Flat Rock of the previous Time, editor Robert B. Cuthbert has mined the collections of the South Carolina historic Society to post a documentary heritage of where and its humans. whereas many viewers got here and went, others selected to develop into everlasting citizens. one of the Flat Rock settlers have been essentially the most individual South Carolina gentry: Blakes, Rutledges, Hugers, and Middletons.

They confirmed the Episcopal parish church of St. John within the desolate tract Church, the place lots of them are buried. in addition they supported a neighborhood financial system that helped offer livelihoods to local citizens who provided them with items and providers. vacationing one another day-by-day, they swapped information and gossip, sharing their joys and burdens. Lowcountry households refugeed to Flat Rock through the Civil battle, thereby escaping the devastation of the coast yet now not the progressive outcomes of the struggle, similar to emancipation, career, and financial cave in. and during all of it they wrote letters. a few refugee-residents despatched off missives each day, describing the scrumptious climate, the actions in their pals, and the entwining relationships of family members, religion, enterprise, and sport that sustained Flat Rock.

The century chronicled in Flat Rock of the previous instances is considered with a mix of nostalgia and clear-sightedness, not just by way of Cuthbert but additionally by means of his correspondents. Guided by means of the editor’s copious advent, annotations, and textual equipment, readers event the conjunction of individuals and position that used to be Flat Rock.

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