Eliza Lucas Pinckney
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...Lucas (Pinckney) Eliza Lucas Pinckney, a woman who lived in Colonial South Carolina, stands out in history for several reasons. Unlike other women of the colonial era though, today she is not remembered for her patriotic efforts. She did not sew a flag, nurse wounded revolutionary fighters, or organize acts of rebellion against the Crown. In fact, she was a loyal British citizen. What Lucas Pinckney is best remembered for is indigo—blue dye—one of the colors of the American flag and the most American of clothing, blue jeans. Not that she slaved over a pot of bubbling blue dye, coloring fabric. No, she had slaves to do that dirty, hot job. Not that she grew the indigo plant that made... ?571003 Eliza...