Water To My Soul: The Story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney 

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(New for 2012) Teen-aged Eliza Lucas, better suited for the drawing rooms at Drayton Hall than the sun-baked fields of Wappoo Plantation, fought and overcame grief, treachery and an impossible love. Indefatigable in purpose and energy, she was able to provide the struggling new colonies in a critical time with a staple cropindigosaving the faltering economy and bracing it for the battle for sovereignty. Her strong will and streak of independence extended beyond the business world and into her personal life.

With her successful cultivation of the indigo plant, Eliza Lucas Pinckney changed the economy of the colonies, making her mark on the agricultural industry, southern society and the Crown of England. Based on her rich letters and eloquent journals, this true story reveals the perseverance, independence and true grit that sustained this colorful womans journey to a better future for herself, her family, her society and our fledgling democracy.

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