The Connection - A Brief History

Published by: SCNHC     Categories: African American HistoryBarbadosColonial History

Despite previously unsuccessful colonization attempts, dreams of territorial expansion and mounting economic pressures in the Caribbean settlements strengthened English resolve to stake their claim on the North American mainland. Carolina held the promise of providing England with what it required: a colony which could serve as a source of raw materials and a challenge to Spanish claims in the south Atlantic. Spain had twice attempted to settle Carolina at Port Royal between 1521 and 1587. In 1562, French Protestants also arrived at Port Royal, but they abandoned it after two years.

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The Single House

Published by: SCNHC     Categories: BarbadosAfrican American HistoryColonial History

The Single House is one of the most visible reminders in downtown Charleston of the Barbados-Carolina connection.

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