South Carolina: An Illustrated History of the Palmetto State

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9781892724564: South Carolina: An Illustrated History of the Palmetto State

An elaborate and detailed account of the nation's eighth state, tracing its history from the Indians and first European settlers to the dramatic events that lead to the Revolutionary era, the Civil War years and challenges of the 20th century. It's all here—the politics, culture and economic forces as well as the contributions of notable persons and events that helped shape the South Carolina of today.

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South Carolina's first constitution, as a colony, was framed with the help of eminent philosopher John Locke. Along with an elaborately constructed system seeking a “balance of government,” the Fundamental Constitutions contained several shrewd promotional devices to attract settlers, including cheap land and religious tolerance. Blessed with such a birthright, South Carolina has produced statesmen and populist leaders alike. Of course, the heritage of individualism she steadfastly upholds has nurtured not only her political climate, but her cultural and economic life as well. South Carolina: An Illustrated History of the Palmetto State skillfully captures in one volume the richness of the state's historical atmosphere. Not only do we relive her stirring past; we are also brought up-to-date on the opportunities she now provides. The authors pilot the course of the Palmetto State's history with assured hands and clear eyes. From languorous sub-tropical islands to lushly forested mountains, the landscape is enlivened with memorable people and events. A special chapter, “Chronicles of Leadership,” highlights the successes of the state's corporations and organizations that have resourcefully invested in her future. Gracing the text are over 300 portraits, maps, drawings, and photos which reveal South Carolina's substantial presence on the nation's historical scene. These illustrations, in both vintage black and white and vibrant color, represent the full range of her spirited development. Finally, an illustrated chronology of significant events in South Carolina history puts it all in perspective. A volume to delight and inform, South Carolina: An Illustrated History of the Palmetto State graciously welcomes you into the borders of this resplendent state with a hospitality as genuine as her own.

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Ernest McPherson Lander, Jr., a native of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, earned his A.B. degree at Wofford College and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lander was a member of the Clemson University faculty, teaching there until he retired as an Alumni Professor of History. Professor Lander is author or co-editor of eight books on history, the first being A History of South Carolina, 1865–1960, published in 1960. His later books include The Life and Times of Ella Lorton, a Pendleton, SC Confederate and Life at the Clemson College Hotel during World War II. He has also published numerous professional articles on South Carolina and Southern history, and copious book reviews in numerous professional publications and newspapers. He has served on the board of editors of the Journal of Southern History, the executive council of the Southern Historical Association, and the South Carolina Committee for the Humanities. Archie Vernon Huff, Jr., a Fulbright Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and Southern Studies Scholar, earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Duke University and taught history at Furman University for thirty-five years, serving as the William Montgomery Burnett Professor of History, as Chair of the history department and as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean during his tenure. Dr. Huff is the author of several books including Greenville: The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont and The History of South Carolina in the Building of the Nation as well as numerous articles in books, journals and encyclopedias. He is the recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the state's highest civilian honor and the Governor's Award for Academic Excellence from the South Carolina Humanities Council. Among his numerous civic positions, Dr. Huff serves as chair of the South Carolina Commission on Archives and History, on the editorial board of the South Carolina Historical Magazine, on the State Review Board for the National Register of Historic Places, and the South Carolina Historical Association, which he has served in various offices including that of president.

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