Charles Towne on the Cape Fear: The Rise and Fall of the First Barbadian Settlement in Carolina
While South Carolina has the most famous Charles Towne in Carolina, the first one was along the banks of the Cape Fear River. Between 1664-1667, Barbadians led by John Vassall and Puritans from Massachusetts established plantations stretching as far as sixty miles along what was then called the Charles River, until neglect by the Lords Proprietors, distractions on the world stage, and competing settlement doomed the efforts of the hundreds of souls who worked to build the first English outpost below the Albemarle. This is their story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR..
.Jack E. Fryar, Jr. has authored or edited more than thirty volumes of North Carolina and Cape Fear history. His historical specialty is colonial North Carolina, particularly during the seventeenth century. Jack has served as a United States Marine, worked as a broadcaster, freelance magazine writer, sports announcer, and book designer. He holds a Masters degree in History and another Masters in Teaching, and taught history at E.A. Laney High School and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C.