About the Book

Lowcountry Time and Tide: The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom (University of South Carolina Press) will be available in September.

The book offers a thorough account of rice culture's final half-century and explores its legacy down to the present day. Lowcountry Time and Tide offers a new vision of the agricultural, environmental, economic, cultural, and climatic forces stacked against planters, laborers, and millers struggling to perpetuate the rice industry through the postbellum years and into the hardscrabble twentieth century.

Lowcountry Time and Tide has been named a finalist for the 2010 George C. Rogers Prize for best book on South Carolina History.

For more information, visit our page at USC Press

Lowcountry Time and Tide Events

Jim Tuten will speak at:

The South Carolina Book Festival on May 15, 2011.

The Movable Feast in Litchfield, SC Sept. 24.

Hampton County Library, Hampton, SC Sept. 26, 4:00

Historic Beaufort Foundation, Beaufrot, SC Sept. 28

Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, Charleston SC Sept 30, 7:00 pm

If you're looking to purchase the book, you may do so at the following links!

USC Press (PDF File)


Barnes and Nobles