A decade after his hugely successful "North Carolina Portrait," Lassiter offers his companion work on its sister state to the south. Traveling backroads and bypassed communities in each of South Carolina's 46 counties, he has captured the world of our grandparents, our parents and, for some of us, our youth. The book is divided according to the type of store or business. Each chapter contains an introduction highlighting a few of the people and places Lassiter encountered during his travels. The county by county index assists you in looking for places of interest. "The history of South Carolina comes alive in these pages in both pictures and words." -Jack Bass, chronicler of the American South and author or co-author of eight books, including The Palmetto State: The Making of South Carolina."