South Carolina Historical Magazine

South Carolina Historical Magazine is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 102, No. 4, October

A Businessman in Crisis: Col. Daniel Jordan and the Civil War
IN DECEMBER 1859, WHEN COL. DANIEL W. JORDAN BOUGHT Laurel Hill, a rice plantation on Waccamaw Neck, he joined the creme de la creme of South Carolina's well defined antebellum social strata.' For generations, rice plantations had rewarded their owners...
All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds among the Early South Carolina Gentry
All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds among the Early South Carolina Gentry. By Lorri Glover. Gender Relations in the American Experience. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. Pp. xvi, 206; $39.95 cloth.) The planter aristocracy...
At Freedom's Door: African American Founding Fathers and Lawyers in Reconstruction South Carolina
At Freedom's Door: African American Founding Fathers and Lawyers in Reconstruction South Carolina. Edited by James Lowell Underwood and W. Lewis Burke. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. xxiii, 269, $34.95, cloth.) South Carolina's...
Buncombe Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Rice Reynolds
Buncombe Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Rice Reynolds. By Julian M. Pleasants. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. xii, 357; $34.95, cloth.) As U.S. senator from North Carolina from 1933 to 1945, Robert Rice Reynolds compiled...
"Great Events Have Taken Place": The Civil War Diary of Adele Allston Vanderhorst
ADELE ALLSTON, THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF ROBERT F. W. Allston, like many other young women of the southern planter class, kept a diary during her teens and early adulthood, and despite the burdens of motherhood, at least to some extent throughout the rest...
Historic Preservation for a Living City: Historic Charleston Foundation, 1947-1977
Historic Preservation for a Living City: Historic Charleston Foundation, 1947-- 1977. By Robert R. Weyeneth. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. xxii, 256; $24.95, cloth.) Facing demolitions of buildings that helped to characterize...
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. By David W. Blight. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001. Pp. xii, 512; $29.95, cloth.) David W. Blight's Race and Reunion explains that two irreconcilable narratives or "visions" have defined...
The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina
The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina. By Manisha Sinha. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Pp. xiii, $55.00, cloth; $19.95, paper.) Manisha Sinha's The Counterrevolution...
The Rural South since World War II
The Kural South Since World War 11. Edited by R. Douglas Hurt. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. Pp. i, 202; $35.00, cloth.) In the years since World War II, the South has exported many aspects of its culture to the nation; witness the...
Thinking Confederates: Academia and the Idea of Progress in the New South
Thinking Confederates: Academia and the Idea of Progress in the New South. By Dan R. Frost. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2000. Pp. xiv, 207; $40.00, cloth; $15.00 paper.) It is a well established tradition to lament that the history of...
Traditional Belles or Borderline Bluestockings? the Petigru Women
IN 1841 TWO PSEUDONYMOUS CAROLINIANS CROSSED SWORDS in the Charleston Courier as they debated the education that Charleston offered its young ladies. "Eugene" concluded that it produced women of intellectual vapidity. But "Pickwick" defended the city's...
Ware Sherman: A Journal of Three Month's Personal Experience in the Last Days of the Confederacy
Ware Sherman: A Journal of Three Months' Personal Experience in the Last Days of the Confederacy. By Joseph LeConte. Introduction by William Blair. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. Pp. xxxx, 146; $12.95, paper.) In 1864 and 1865...