South Carolina In The Modern Age

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Originally published in 1992, South Carolina in the Modern Age was the first history of contemporary South Carolina to appear in more than a quarter century and helped establish the reputation of the Palmetto State's premier historian, Walter Edgar, who had not yet begun the two landmark volumes-South Carolina: A History and The South Carolina Encyclopedia-that also bear his name. Available once again, this illustrated volume chronicles transformational events in South Carolina as the state emerged from the ...
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Originally published in 1992, South Carolina in the Modern Age was the first history of contemporary South Carolina to appear in more than a quarter century and helped establish the reputation of the Palmetto State's premier historian, Walter Edgar, who had not yet begun the two landmark volumes-South Carolina: A History and The South Carolina Encyclopedia-that also bear his name. Available once again, this illustrated volume chronicles transformational events in South Carolina as the state emerged from the devastation that followed the Civil War and progressed through the challenges of the twentieth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872498310
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 1,246,749
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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Walter Edgar is the Claude Henry Neuffer Professor of Southern Studies, George Washington Distinguished Professor of History, and director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Illustrations 9
Preface 11
Acknowledgments 13
Ch. 1 A Political Bullring, 1891-1916 17
Some Background: The United States in 1890 18
South Carolina in 1890 19
The Rise of Ben Tillman 22
Legalizing Jim Crow 25
The Coming of the Mills 29
A Divided Electorate 31
The Blease Phenomenon 32
The Progressives 34
The Threat of Violence 38
Richard I. Manning 40
The Mill Problem 41
A New Order 42
Ch. 2 A Land of Monuments and Memories, 1916-1941 43
"The War to End All Wars" 44
The Farm Problem 46
"The Draining Years on the Cotton Farms" 47
Exodus 49
Hard Times in the Textile Industry 50
A Shortage of Ready Cash 51
Boosters and Tourists 54
Cherishing the Past 57
Preserving the Past 59
Black and White: Slogans and Reality 62
"Ol' Car'lina" 64
The Agrarian Tradition 65
"South Carolina Upon a Pedestal" 68
The Great Depression 69
The New Deal in South Carolina 71
The Political Scene 75
South Carolina and FDR 77
Ch. 3 Ignited by War, 1941-1966 81
World War II 81
Coming Home 84
The Sky Didn't Fall 85
"Killbillies" and "Opera in Greenville" 88
"The Spark of Industrial Development" 89
A Cooperative State Government 90
"A Two-Fisted Competitive Spirit" 93
Town and Country 96
The Price of Prejudice 99
South Carolina Reacts to the Brown Decision 101
"We Shall Overcome" 104
The Year of Decision: 1963 104
The Confederate War Centennial 107
The Emergence of Two-Party Politics 109
Some Things Changed; Some Things Didn't 111
Ch. 4 Changes and Challenges, 1966-1991 115
The Decline of Rural South Carolina 115
"Bubba Gate," Lost Trust and Reform 119
Two-Party Politics 121
"Adjusting to New Circumstances" 124
Private Schools 128
Pennies for Education 129
Questioning Plastics in Beaufort - and Development 132
Deja Vu With A Difference 135
South Carolinians Abroad 136
South Carolina Then and Now 140
A South Carolina Chronology, 1890-1991 143
Notes 157
Suggested Readings 169
Index 172
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