Greenville: The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont

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Since the Cherokee Nation hunted the verdant hills in what is now known as Greenville County, South Carolina, the search for economic prosperity and diversity has defined the history of this thriving Upstate region and its expanding urban center. In a sweeping chronicle of the city and county, historian Archie Vernon Huff traces Greenville's business tradition and details its political, religious, and cultural evolution. The region portrayed by Huff has historically defied many Southern norms to distinguish ...
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Overview

Since the Cherokee Nation hunted the verdant hills in what is now known as Greenville County, South Carolina, the search for economic prosperity and diversity has defined the history of this thriving Upstate region and its expanding urban center. In a sweeping chronicle of the city and county, historian Archie Vernon Huff traces Greenville's business tradition and details its political, religious, and cultural evolution. The region portrayed by Huff has historically defied many Southern norms to distinguish itself economically and ideologically from its neighbors. In addition to tracing Greenville's economic growth, Huff identifies other hallmarks of the region, including the fierce independence of its various populations. He discusses the often conflicting interests and the individual contributions of the area's African Americans, mill workers, business elite, and urban dwellers. Looking beyond but never straying far from the economics of the region, Huff also assesses the impact of Greenville's peaceful but grudging end to segregation, strong evangelical Protestant tradition, conservative arts programs, and influential role in South Carolina's emerging two-party political system.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570030451
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 1,433,930
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.62 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
Ch. 1 Cherokees and Settlers on the Frontier of Empire 1
Ch. 2 The Creation and Settlement of Greenville County 36
Ch. 3 Laying the Foundations for Antebellum Society 62
Ch. 4 Economic Growth and Unionist Politics 80
Ch. 5 From Unionism to Civil War 112
Ch. 6 The Reconstruction of Greenville 151
Ch. 7 The Stirrings of the New South 178
Ch. 8 Farms and Mills at the Turn of the Century 217
Ch. 9 The Progressive Era and World War I 253
Ch. 10 The Decade of the 1920s 292
Ch. 11 The Depression and the New Deal 333
Ch. 12 World War II: A Cauldron of Change 374
Conclusion The Emergence of Modern Greenville 388
Appendix A Population of Greenville County 419
Appendix B City of Greenville Population 421
Appendix C Sheriffs 422
Appendix D Intendants and Mayors of Greenville 424
Index 426
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