Walter Edgar's Journal

Walter Edgar's Journal

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From books to barbecue, from current events to colonial history, Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and The South.More from Walter Edgar's Journal »

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Religion and the Struggle for European Union

In their book, Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of Integration (Georgetown University Press, 2015), Fu...

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Conversations on Colonial & Revolutionary SC: the Colonial Melting Pot

Earlier this year, the University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences' Institute of Southern presented a series of public conversations with...

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The Flood: Surviving & Rebuilding--Preparing for the Next One

In the wake of historical rainfall and flooding in October, South Carolinians have faced difficult decisions as to how to recover and rebuild ruined...

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Southern Provisions

Southern food is America's quintessential cuisine. From creamy grits to simmering pots of beans and greens, we think we know how these classic foods sh...

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Chronicling "Reconstruction" Sites in South Carolina

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis called the Reconstruction Era an "often-ignored or misunderstood period in our rich history" but one...

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Circle Unbroken: Anita Singleton-Prather's Gullah Journey

75% of all enslaved Africans coming to America came in through the ports of Charleston, Beaufort and Georgetown, South Carolina. The result of this...

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The Lee Bros. - Southern Uncovered

(Originally broadcast 10/16/15) - The Lee Bros., who have popularized Southern cooking with a series of popular cookbooks, television appearances, and...

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How Does Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" inform "Mockingbird"?

(Originally broadcast October 9, 2015) - Dr. Robert Brinkmeyer, Director of the Institute of Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina,...

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Salley McInerney: Journey Proud

Journey Proud (Abe Books, 2013) is the story of four white children growing up in the early 1960s in a middle-class neighborhood in Columbia, South...

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Fifty Years On: the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in August of1965. This landmark legislation aimed to eliminate obstacles created...

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