University of South Carolina Press
View the Press's complete catalog of books, and learn about new releases and publicity events. The site includes a listing of books about South Carolina, with summaries, author biographies, and peer recommendations.
The Slave Voyages website is a database with thousands of records pertaining to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
South Carolina in the National Register
Many of South Carolina’s plantations can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. This website organizes historic sites by county, and also provides an option to search for properties by location, owner, and topic. Available data includes photos, maps, description of the property, and the complete text of the Register nomination forms.
The Tabby Wall
The Tabby Wall storymap was commissioned by the DNR to interpret the story of Fort Frederick in South Carolina beginning in the 1500s.
The Last Rice River
This storymap tell the history of rice growing in South Carolina, but also focuses on the production of rice on the Combahee River.
South Carolina State Archive
The South Carolina state archive holds records ranging any time period in the state, and from every single county located in it.
South Carolina Historical Society
Founded in 1855, the South Carolina Historical Society preserves records from the colonial period to the present day of South Carolina in any of the counties located in the state.
Federal Writers Project
The Federal Writers Project was started in the 1930s with the goal of collecting first-hand accounts of formerly enslaved people. This collection of the Federal Writers Project is from 1936 to 1938 containing 2,300 records from formerly enslaved people living in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Lowcountry Digital Library
This website is resource for researching any topic like rice and provide primary and secondary sources on any topic.
Lowcountry Africana is a genealogical resource of the Gullah Geechee people in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Dataw Historic Foundation
This historic foundation was established in 1997 to preserve and discuss the history of one of the Lowcountry’s sea island named Dataw Island.
Gullah Geechee Corridor
The Gullah Geechee Corridor is a National Heritage Area that is managed by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. The purpose of the Gullah Geechee Corridor is to preserve and share the history of the Gullah Geechee people of the Lowcountry.
The Rice Museum
The Rice Museum chronicles the history of Rice production from the 1750s colonial period to the 1850s zenith and its impact on, not only South Carolina, but internationally as well. Through dioramas, maps, artifacts and other exhibits, visitors to the Museum are enlightened to the history of a society dependent on the rice crop.
Carolina Gold Rice Foundation
This foundation discusses the agricultural history of South Carolina through the use of grains like Carolina Gold Rice.
After Slavery Project
This site has many resources on life in the Carolinas after the Civil War. The online classroom is filled with primary sources including letters, newspaper articles and court transcripts.
South Carolina Plantations
This site has information on more than 2,000 plantations, and is a great resource for both tourists and researchers. The site organizes plantations by name and by county, and also identifies inns, plantations open for tours, and plantations that are included in public parks.
South Carolina Encyclopedia
A project done by multiple organizations and universities which has around 2,000 entries that are about people, places, events, and achievements that have had a role in the development of South Carolina.