The following is an announcement from Xlibris, a subsidiary of Random House, Inc.:
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Merlene Hutto Byars is widely known for her love of preserving history and by the books she has authored about the state of South Carolina -- its past and evolution. But her new book Colonization, Plantations and More in South Carolina is distinct from the rest. Here, she presents an intelligent exploration of how America developed and advanced despite political and religious odds and the role South Carolina played in all this.
The text states, explains and reflects how this country evolved from being a mere colony of England to becoming independent. At the same time, it gives clear insight into why South Carolina attempted to secede from the Union and how a democratic system was ultimately shaped through an unavoidable interrelationship between the various forces and movements involved. Personalities who were instrumental in molding the culture, demeanor, ethnic background and social standing of the people of that era are portrayed in great detail, giving the reader a broad account of the individual as well as interrelated genealogy of some.
In Colonization, Plantations and More in South Carolina, Byars writes the, perhaps, most extraordinary account of American history and the people who made it possible. "We should learn from our past history and appreciate what our American, particularly South Carolinian, ancestors have passed on to us such as freedom," says Byars.
About the Author
Merlene Hutto Byars holds degrees in accounting and journalism. She is known through Marquis' Who's Who in the World and through the pages of various Who's Who Publications published regularly by the International Biographical Centre where she is a deputy director to its director from the headquarters in Cambridge, England. Her artwork, books, and genealogy have been exhibited in Portugal, England, and the United States.
Colonization, Plantations and More in South Carolina
By Merlene Hutto Byars
Publication Date: December 6, 2004
Trade Paperback; $28.99; 625 pages; 1-4134-6421-1
Cloth Hardback; $38.99; 625 pages; 1-4134-6422-X