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Listed below are the current titles available relative to Edisto Island. Also included is a CD of local Gullah stories recorded by Charleston native Dick Reeves in the 1960’s – a treasured storyteller and conservator of the Gullah dialect. To order any of the books or CD, call The Edisto Bookstore at 843-869-1885.


‘Pon Top Edisto: Cookin' Tweenst The Rivers

Presented by Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church Episcopal Church Women of Trinity
C: 1997
$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 Way

Rosalie Hall Hunt
C: 2016
$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 ARISTOCRACY

Charles Spencer
C: 2008
$24.99 - softcover

In this first of two volumes, historian Charles Spencer explores the early history of Edisto, from its earliest days throught the "Golden Age" of plantation aristocracy.





EDISTO ISLAND 1861 TO 2006: RUIN, RECOVERY AND REBIRTH

Charles Spencer
C: 2008
$24.99 - softcover

Charles Spencer, in his second volume of Edisto history, recounts the events of the Civil War, the struggles of Reconstruction, the effect of the new freedman class and the island's rebirth as a favorite vacation spot and modern community in the twentieth century. Each chapter offers an enjoyable excursion into the past and a detailed look at the remarkable history of Edisto.



EDISTO: A SEA ISLAND PRINCIPALITY

Clara Childs Puckette
C: 1978
$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 – 1885

Mary Ames
Reprinted 2002
$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 THE
BAREFOOTED PERIOD OF A BOY’S LIFE ON A SOUTHERN PLANTATION

I. Jenkins Mikell
C: 1923 and 2007
$17.95 - softcover

Memoir of I. Jenkins Mikell, a second generation cotton planter on Edisto Island, recalling life on a southern plantation, during and after the Civil War. Presented in two parts, the first is strictly memories of the Civil War years.




AND I’M GLAD: AN ORAL HISTORY OF EDISTO ISLAND

Transcribed by Nick Lindsay
Photographs by Julia Cart
C: 2000
$24.99 - softcover

Oral histories of Sam Gadsden and Bubberson Brown, descendants of slaves, who relate their knowledge of the slave culture during the 1800's: Reconstruction; the African-American legacy to the island and their personal struggles in the Twentieth Century. Six-part introduction by Mr. Lindsay; and a Nigerian psychologist, Sam Ozuzu, provides information regarding the West African customs still relevant to Edisto. B/W photos. 192 pages.



St. Helena Sound - 11517

11517

$30

St. Helena Sound






Charleston Harbor and Approaches - 11521

11521

$30

Charleston Harbor and Approaches






Stono and North Edisto Rivers - 11522

11522

$30

Stono and North Edisto Rivers

 






EDISTO ISLAND WALL MAP

EDISTO ISLAND WALL MAP
$24 Paper
$42 Laminated

Edisto Island paper road map.







Edisto Island Bookstore

547 Highway 174 - Edisto Island, SC 29438
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