Doug Bostick is a native of James Island and is an 8th generation South Carolinian. His South Carolina ancestors date back to the secretary of the Sons of Liberty in Charles Town. Bostick is a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a former staff and faculty member of the University of South Carolina and the University of Maryland.
Bostick is the author of 26 books, all non-fiction history, and his knowledge of history is enhanced by a gift for storytelling. He speaks on a wide range of topics, including the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, history of the Sea Islands, South Carolina horse racing, the War Between the States, root work in South Carolina, Lowcountry folklore, and the history of Lowcountry food.
Bostick is the executive director and CEO of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust, a land trust that protects and preserves historic military sites in our state. He and the Battleground Trust are statutory partners with the South Carolina Commission for the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. Bostick works with Catherine Noyes of the American Battlefield Trust to lead the efforts for the South Carolina Liberty Trail.