South Carolina Historical Magazine

South Carolina Historical Magazine is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 107, No. 3, July

An Early and Strong Sympathy: The Indian Writings of William Gilmore Simms
An Early and Strong Sympathy: The Indian Writings of William Gilmore Simms. Edited by John Caldwell Guilds and Charles Hudson. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003. Pp. 664; $39.95, cloth.)As early as the 163Os, Roger Williams, a former...
Atlas of the Civil War, Month by Month: Major Battles and Troop Movements
Atlas of the Civil War, Month by Month: Major Battles and Troop Movements. By Mark Swanson. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004. Pp. vii, 141; $39.95, cloth.)Atlases can be important reference tools for students of the Civil War, and fortunately,...
Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero
Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero. By Gordon C. Rhea. (New York: Basic Books, 2004. Pp. 264; $26.00, cloth.)This volume examines the mostly ordinary life of Private Charles Whilden of Charleston...
Country Women Cope with Hard Times: A Collection of Oral Histories
Country Women Cope with Hard Times: A Collection of Oral Histories. By Melissa Walker. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2004. Pp. xxx, 208; $39.95, cloth.)Few scholars have given substantive attention to rural life in the twentieth-century...
Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in Western North Carolina
Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in Western North Carolina. By Richard D. Starnes. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005. Pp. ix, 240; $35.00, cloth.)In this fascinating book, Richard D. Starnes, an assistant professor of history...
History for All the People: 100 Years of Public History in North Carolina
History for All the People: 100 Years of Public History in North Carolina. By Ansley Herring Wegner. (Raleigh: Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2003.Pp.118;$14.70, paper.)Anniversary and commemorative histories...
John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. By David S. Reynolds. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Pp. x, 580; $35, cloth.)Although almost a century and a half has passed since his execution,...
So Much to Be Thankful For: The Conway National Bank and the Economic History of Horry County
So Much to be Thankful For: The Conway National Bank and the Economic History of Horry County. By Roy Talbert, Jr. (Conway, S.C.: Conway National Bank, 2003. Pp. xiv, 306.)All of South Carolina's metropolitan counties experienced momentous economic growth...
South Carolina Historical Society Recently Processed Manuscripts
The following manuscript collections are now available for research by Historical Society patrons. The society welcomes gifts of manuscript collections and publications relating to South Carolina. Such gifts can be designated charitable contributions...
Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region, and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1890-1930
Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region, and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1890-1930. By Joan Marie Johnson. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004. Pp. xv, 282; $59.95, cloth.)Joan Marie Johnson's Southern Ladies,New Women tells the story of...
Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001
Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001. Edited by John A. Cloark and Charles L. Prysby. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004. Pp. ix, 254; $65, cloth; $25, paper.)This collection of articles considers...
Standing Guard at the Door of Liberty: Black Populism in South Carolina, 1886-1895
BLACK POPULISM-THE MOVEMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN farmers, sharecroppers, and agrarian workers that paralleled the white Populist movement in the late nineteenth century-took initial form in South Carolina in 1886 with the creation of the Cooperative Workers...
The American Civil War through British Eyes: Dispatches from British Diplomats, Volume 1: November 1860-April 1862; Volume 2: April 1862-February 1863; Volume 3: February 1863-December 1865
The American Civil War through British Eyes: Dispatches from British Diplomats, Volume 1: November 1860-April 1862; Volume2: April 1862-February 1863; Volume 3: February 1863-December 1865. Edited by James J. Barnes and Patience P. Barnes. (Kent, Ohio:...
The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition
The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition. Revised and Expanded Edition. By Gerda Lerner. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Pp. xix, 373; $24.95, cloth.)The study of women's history has probably...
"To Speak When and Where I Can": African American Women's Political Activism in South Carolina in the 1940s and 1950s
HISTORIANS HAVE DONE MUCH EXCELLENT WORK IN exploring black political participation in the South (or the lack thereof, as it were), but they have not been as conscious about examining political activism on the part of black women.1 They have been even...
When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front
When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front. By Jacqueline Glass Campbell. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. Pp. xii, 192; $27.50, cloth; $16.95, paper.)Jacqueline Glass Campbell's When Sherman...