Welcome to RiceKingdom.com. Our site focuses on the history of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s Rice Kingdom. In addition to content that will orient you if this is your first excursion into the history of Atlantic rice culture, the site’s interactive map and reference content is useful to those of you researching rice agriculture, the persons engaged in the industry, or the curious about individual plantations.  Please explore our site and let us hear from you.  

AudobonQuote About Lowcountry Time and Tide:
The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom

The origins of ricekingdom.com are in James Tuten's research for Lowcountry Time and Tide: The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom (USC Press, September 2010). The website complements the book and the book develops the themes and narrative of the end of rice culture.

Find out more through the 'About the Book' tab.

 

See the recent editorial
"Bad Storms Rising: The End of Rice Culture"
in the Charleston Post and Courier.