Ads and Ship News from the Charleston Daily Courier, 29 December 1830

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These ads and the shipping news demonstrate the variety of goods available in Charleston in the 1830s.  As a port town, the city was able to sell goods from other locations.  The products indicate a wider availability of luxury items, such as sugar and molasses.  The ads also indicate a selection of products from places like Havana, New Orleans, and Nova Scotia, although the shipping news demonstrates that the majority of sea traffic was now coming from closer locations, either within South Carolina or from other cities in the United States, as opposed to the abundance of foreign shipping during the colonial period.


Advertisements and “Ship News.” Charleston Daily Courier.  29 December 1830.  Newspapers on microfilm, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 3-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the events that led to the Civil War, the course of the War and Reconstruction, and South Carolina’s role in these events.

Indicator 3-4.1 Compare the conditions of daily life for various classes of people in South Carolina, including the elite, the middle class, the lower class, the independent farmers, and the free and enslaved African Americans. (H,E)

Standard 4-6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Civil War and its impact on America.

Indicator 4-6.1 Compare the industrial North and the agricultural South prior to the Civil War, including the specific nature of the economy of each region, the geographic characteristics and boundaries of each region, and the basic way of life in each region. (G , E, H)

Standard 8-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Civil War—its causes and effects and the major events that occurred during that time.

Indicator 8-3.1 Explain the importance of agriculture in antebellum South Carolina, including plantation life, slavery, and the impact of the cotton gin. (H, G, E)

Standard USHC-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the westward movement and the resulting regional conflicts that took place in America in the nineteenth century.

Indicator USHC-3.3 Compare economic development in different regions of the country during the early nineteenth century, including agriculture in the South, industry and finance in the North, and the development of new resources in the West. (E, H, G)

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