Adjunct professor Hayden Smith publishes new book about South Carolina rice cultivation

When not tromping through abandoned rice fields, Hayden R. Smith – an adjunct professor in our department – recently published his research in Carolina’s Golden Fields: Inland Rice Cultivation in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1860 (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Hayden examines the environmental and technological complexity of South Carolina inland rice fields and challenges common misperceptions of their agricultural and cultural simplicity.
He also transitioned the research into an exhibit at the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI), titled: “Forgotten Fields: Inland Rice Plantations in the South Carolina Lowcountry, ” to complement the Department’s commitment in public history and community outreach. Congratulations, Hayden!

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