LOCAL BOOKS & MAPS
Listed below are the current titles available relative to Edisto Island. To order any of the books or maps,
‘Pon Top Edisto: Cookin' Tweenst The RiversPresented by Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church Episcopal Church Women of Trinity
$19.95 - hardback (inside comb binding)
Floating around both written and verbally (relative to a ll sea islands) - accurately well said is 'Only a lazy man could go hungry on Edisto.' So noted is - generations of islanders have been blessed by its God and nature with an abundance of fields and waters of food a nd nourishment - the same foods current islanders fortunately have preserved through their own as well as ancestors' recipes in this cookbook. The Episcopal Church Women of Trinity were successful in their diligence to produce this cookbook - with the inclusion of treasured recipes from printings of 'Edisto Island Favorite Recipes',a precursor of this cookbook. Original recipes of current residents and early generations of the island - of interest is the Plantations section of recipes, with the inclusion of a sketch history of the plantation home and original builder. Origina l illustrations by local artists Index 284 pages
Her WayRosalie Hall Hunt
$15.95 - softcover
This is the biography of Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend,credited as founder of the Woman's Missionary Union in 1811, responsible for the development and support of foreign missions, and erecting a Baptist church on Edisto for the enslaved on the island. With a tremendous faith and commitment to her passions, as well with entrepreneurial insight, she sta rted a successful baking business with her dear friend, the slave Bella, providing the means to accomplish these needs for establishment of a church and mission work.Of interest, during the Revolutionary War, simultaneously her father was taken prisoner in Charleston and her mother died in childbirth, leaving her in the care of beloved slaves who brought her to safety on Edisto Island. Married to Daniel Townsend Ill, they raised a large family enduring much hardship in this historical period. Local history and growth of island after the Revolution; Townsend and Jenkins family ancestry. 293 pages, photos, no index.
EDISTO ISLAND 1663 TO 1860: WILD EDEN TO COTTON ARISTOCRACYCharles Spencer
$24.99 - paperback
Edisto was home to the Edisto Indians and a wide variety of wildlife before the French and Spanish had a presence with the eventual settlement by the English and Scottish planters who established plantations that prospered until the Civil War. Much of the book covers the Antebellum period of the plantation aristocracy, slavery, and the sea island cotton era up to the Civil War. Postscript, Notes, Selected Bibliography and Index. 221 pages.
EDISTO ISLAND 1861 TO 2006: RUIN, RECOVERY AND REBIRTHCharles Spencer
$24.99 - paperback
This is the second volume of Charles Spencer’s History of Edisto which he wrote in conjunction with the Edisto Island Museum. This book covers the Civil War on Edisto and locals who fought or served the war effort, moreso the Reconstruction Era, and finally Edisto in the Twentieth Century. Postscript, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index, Maps, b/w photos. 224 pages.
EDISTO: A SEA ISLAND PRINCIPALITYClara Childs Puckette
$19.95 - hardback w/ dust jacket
A history of Edisto Island from the Revolution to present day. B/W photos. 92 pages.
SHE CAME TO EDISTO ISLAND: A NEW ENGLAND WOMAN’S DIARY IN DIXIE – 1885Mary Ames
$10.00 - hardback
The diary of Mary Ames who came to Edisto through The Freedmen's Bureau of Boston to teach local slaves after retreat of the plantation owners upon occupation of the island by Union troops. One illustration. 125 pages
RUMBLING OF THE CHARIOT WHEELS: DOINGS AND MISDOINGS IN THEI. Jenkins Mikell