South Carolina Historical Magazine

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Articles from Vol. 113, No. 3, July

Archives and Libraries Update
AVERY RESEARCH CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTONRecent Acquisitions: The Avery Research Center recently added a host of genealogical materials to its collections. One set, which includes photographs and documents...
Booker T. Washington in South Carolina, March 1909
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, THE PREEMINENT AFRICAN AMERICAN leader of his day, gained many followers on "educational tours" through several states. He began these statewide tours by traveling across Arkansas and the Oklahoma and Indian Territories in 1905,...
Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora
Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora. By Edda L. Fields-Black. Blacks in the Diaspora. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. Pp. xvi, 277; $29.95, cloth.)Building on the earlier scholarship of Peter Wood, Daniel Littlefield,...
Hastening the Demise of Federalism in the Low Country: South Carolina's Congressional Gerrymander of 1802
FOLLOWING THE 2010 CENSUS, THE SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLAture again faced the task of redrawing the state's congressional districts. For many states, this decennial exercise is a highly contentious issue, full of partisan intrigue and drama. Over the past...
In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783
In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. By Michael J. Jarvis. (Chapel Hill: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va., by the University of North Carolina...
Looking for Utopia: The Life and Times of John C. West
Looking for Utopia: The Life and Times of John C. West. By Philip G. Grose. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011. Pp. xiii, 352; $34.95, cloth.)Philip Grose, formerly a research associate at the University of South Carolina's Institute...
Majority Rule versus Consensus: The Political Thought of John C. Calhoun
Majority Rule versus Consensus: The Political Thought of John C. Calhoun. By James H. Read. American Political Thought. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009. Pp. xi, 276; $39.95, cloth.)John C. Calhoun remains a pivotal, complicated figure in...
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SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL MAGAZINECall for Book Reviewers: The South Carolina Historical Magazine is presently seeking qualified persons to review books. The Magazine aims to review all new books on South Carolina history. While emphasis is placed on...
The Allstons of Chicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Lowcountry
The Allstons ofChicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina howcountry. By William Kauf fman Scarborough. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 204; $35, cloth.)The principal character in The Allstons ofChicora...
The Dogs of War: 1861
The Dogs of War: 1861 . By Emory M. Thomas. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 113; $19.95, cloth.)In this slim volume, longtime Civil War historian and emeritus professor of history at the University of Georgia Emory M. Thomas offers...
The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century
The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century. Edited by Jonathan Daniel Wells and Jennifer R. Green. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 313; $45, cloth.)The rise of the middle class in the nineteenth-century North...
Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow
Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow. By Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 340; $29.95, cloth.)In recent years, scholars have set out to examine a variety...