South Carolina Historical Magazine

South Carolina Historical Magazine is a magazine focusing on History

Articles from Vol. 111, No. 3/4, July-October

Archives and Libraries Update
SOUTH CAROLINIAN A LIBRARY, COLUMBIARecent Acquisitions: The Manuscripts Division of the SCL has been making steady progress in processing substantive additions to two of its collections and two collections that were recently received . An addition to...
A Scratch with the Rebels: A Pennsylvania Roundhead and a South Carolina Cavalier
A Scratch with the Rebels: A Pennsylvania Roundhead and a South Carolina Cavalier. By Carolyn Poling Schriber. (Chicora, Perm.: Mechling Bookbindery, 2007. Pp. xviii, 186; $24.95, paper.)Almost every student of the Civil War is familiar with what could...
Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau
Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Recordof Service in the Freedmen's Bureau. Edited by Suzanne Stone Johnson and Robert Allison Johnson. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008. Pp. xxxii, 117; $29.95, cloth.)Although there are several published...
Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South
Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South. By Lacy K. Ford. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Pp. viii, 673; $34.95, cloth.)That so many American revolutionaries were also slaveholders was a cause for derision among the British...
Guardian of Savannah: Fort McAllister, Georgia, in the Civil War and Beyond
Guardian of Savannah: Fort McAllister, Georgia, in the Civil War and Beyond. By Roger S. Durham (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008. Pp. xviii, 282; $39.95, cloth.)In September 1864, following General William T. Sherman's capture of Atlanta,...
Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography
Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography. By Ari Hoogenboom. (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2008. Pp. xiii, 387; $40, cloth.)Utilizing a vast quantity of primary-source materials, Ari Hoogenboom, emeritus professor of history at the...
James Crokatt's "Exceeding Good Counting House": Ascendancy and Influence in the Transatlantic Carolina Trade
JAMES CROKATT HAS LONG OCCUPIED A FOOTNOTE IN histories of colonial South Carolina. From his conspicuous career as a trader in Charles Town, London's leading Carolina merchant of the 1740s and 1750s, and the colony's agent in London between 1749 and...
News
SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL MAGAZINEEditorial Board Elects Neiv Chair: The Editorial Board of the South Carolina Historical Magazine has elected Amy Thompson McCandless to the chair. Ms. McCandless, professor of history and dean of the Graduate School...
No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina
No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina. By Kristina Dunn Johnson. (Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2009. Pp. 160; $19.99, paper.)Given that South Carolina's secession from the United States in December 1860...
Redeeming the Southern Family: Evangelical Women and Domestic Devotion in the Antebellum South
Redeeming the Southern Family: Evangelical Women and Domestic Devotion in the Antebellum South. By Scott Stephan. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008. Pp. ix, 304; $44.95, cloth.)Scott Stephan's Rf deeming the Sout hern Family provides a fascinating...
The Charleston "Freedman's Cottage": An Architectural Tradition
The Charleston "Freedman's Cottage": An Architectural Tradition. By Lissa D'Aquisto Felzer. (Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2008. Pp. 159; $19.99, paper.)The history of Charleston is frequently told through its buildings. In her new book, The Charleston...
The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America
The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. By Thomas Kidd. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. Pp. xix, 392; $22, paper.)When American soldiers famously removed fragments of clothing from the remains of the celebrated...
"We Are Verily Guilty concerning Our Brother": The Abolitionist Transformation of Planter William Henry Brisbane
A Slave holder then or Southern man who falters, who apologizes, much less who denounces Slavery & regards abolition as inevitable is in my opinion our very worst enemy, the man who saps our strength at the core & does more to destroy us than...
What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory in the American South
What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory in the American South. By Bruce E. Baker. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007. Pp. x, 234; $35, cloth; $19.50, paper.)Historian Bruce E. Baker's new book reminds readers how, especially in...
William Stephens: Georgia's Forgotten Founder
William Stephens: Georgia's Forgotten Founder. By Julie Anne Sweet. Southern Biography Series. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. Pp. x, 220; $42.50, cloth.)Julie Anne Sweet has written prolifically on Native Americans in colonial...