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Apr 27
Wednesday 6-7:30 pm

Ticket Price:
Free

Book Talk: John Navin

Date: April 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

Middleton Place Foundation invites you to join author John Navin for a lively discussion of his book,

The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720

Wednesday, April 27th

6:00 p.m.

The Pavilion at Middleton Place

This is a free, in-person event, advance registration is required and seating is limited. 

A book signing reception will follow and The Grim Years will be available for purchase for $34.95.

About the Book

The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720 is a graphic account of South Carolina’s tumultuous beginnings, when calamity, violence, and ruthless exploitation were commonplace. With extraordinary detail and analysis, John J. Navin reveals the hardships experienced by people of all ethnicities and all stations in life during the first half-century of South Carolina’s existence—years of misery caused by nature, pathogens, greed, and recklessness.

 

About the Author

A Boston native, John Navin joined the History department at Coastal Carolina University in 1999. He specializes in Early American history and has published works that focus on race, warfare, gender, and the impact of colonizing ventures on groups and individuals. Navin served as Associate Dean in Edwards College from 2001 to 2008 and as interim Chair of Communications in 2009-10.  Navin earned a Ph.D. in History from Brandeis University, a Master’s Degree in American Studies from Boston College, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts/Boston.

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