Recovering the Piedmont Past: Unexplored Moments in Nineteenth-century Upcountry South Carolina History [NOOK Book]

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The history of South Carolina's lowcountry has been well documented by historians, but the upcountry--the region of the state north and west of Columbia and the geologic fall line--has only recently begun to receive extensive scholarly attention. The essays in this collection provide a window into the social and cultural life of the upstate during the nineteenth century. The contributors explore topics such as the history of education in the region, post-Civil War occupation by Union troops, upcountry tourism, ...
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Recovering the Piedmont Past: Unexplored Moments in Nineteenth-century Upcountry South Carolina History

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Overview


The history of South Carolina's lowcountry has been well documented by historians, but the upcountry--the region of the state north and west of Columbia and the geologic fall line--has only recently begun to receive extensive scholarly attention. The essays in this collection provide a window into the social and cultural life of the upstate during the nineteenth century. The contributors explore topics such as the history of education in the region, post-Civil War occupation by Union troops, upcountry tourism, Freedman's Bureau's efforts to educate African Americans, and the complex dynamics of lynch mobs in the late nineteenth century.
Recovering the Piedmont Past illustrates larger trends of social transformation occurring in the region at a time that shaped religion, education, race relations and the economy well into the twentieth century. The essays add depth and complexity to our understanding of nineteenth century southern history and challenge accepted narratives about a homogeneous South. Ultimately each of the eight essays explores little known facets of the history of upcountry South Carolina in the nineteenth century.
The collection includes a foreword by Orville Vernon Burton, professor of history and director of the Cyberinstitute at Clemson University.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611172546
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Timothy P. Grady is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg and the author of Anglo-Spanish Rivalry in Colonial Southeast America, 1650-1720

Melissa Walker is the George Dean Johnson, Jr. Professor of History at Converse College in Spartanburg and the author or editor of six books on southern history. In 2007, Walker was the CASE/Carnegie Foundation South Carolina Professor of the Year.

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