Walter Edgar's Journal 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.
Walter Edgar's Journal

Walter Edgar's Journal

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Conversations on S.C. History, 1783-1828: The Ideology and Public Policy of Slavery

(Originally broadcast 02/24/17) - Join us for the third public conversation in a four-part series of Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 . Dr. Lacy Ford, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences University of South Carolina, and author of Origins of Southern Radicalism: The South Carolina Upcountry, 1800-1860 and Deliver Us From Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South , will discuss the ideology and public policy of slavery in the American republic. This series of public conversations is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Southern Studies Institute .

Conversations on S.C. History, 1783-1828: The Ideology and Public Policy of Slavery

Conversations on S.C. History, 1783-1828: Slavery in South Carolina

(Originally broadcast 02/17/17) - For the second lecture in this four-part series of Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 . Dr. Larry Watson discusses slavery in South Carolina. Professor Watson is Associate Professor of History & Adjunct Professor of History South Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina. He is author of numerous articles on African American life in the American South. This series of public conversations is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Southern Studies Institute . All Stations: Fri, Aug 11, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Aug 13, 4 pm

Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 - The Importance of Cotton

(Originally broadcast 02/10/17) - Dr. Peter Coclanis, the Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor & Director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, joins Dr. Edgar for the first of a series of Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 . Professor Coclanis, author of The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920 , will discuss the historical importance of cotton to the state's economy. This series of public conversations is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Southern Studies Institute . All Stations: Fri, Aug 04, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Aug 06, 4 pm

Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 - The Importance of Cotton

Painting the Southern Coast

(Originally Broadcast 04/07/17) - Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser (2016, USC Press) is a collection of the works of one of the nation's most respected painters of representational art. A mastery of his medium and the scope of work ensure his place in Southern art history. A true son of the Lowcountry, Fraser has dedicated much of his career to capturing the lush, primordial beauty of the Southeast's coastal regions that have been altered by man and time. The 260 works in this book are representative of the sketches, studies, and finished paintings he has generated over his nearly forty-year career, works that depict coastal locales from Winyah Bay, South Carolina, to St. Augustine, Florida, and include Charleston, Hilton Head, Savannah, and the islands of the Lowcountry through the Golden Isles of Georgia. Fraser joins Walter Edgar to talk about his art, and his dedication to portraying South Carolina's Lowcountry. All Stations: Fri, July 28, 12 pm | News Stations:

A Public Conversation with Cassandra King About Pat Conroy

(Originally broadcast 03/17/17) - In the Fall of 2016, the Newberry Opera House , in partnership with the Pat Conroy Literary Center , presented a special night in honor of the late author, Pat Conroy. The evening featured Conroy's widow and fellow novelist Cassandra King interviewed by Walter Edgar, and was presented in benefit of the Pat Conroy Literary Center . All Stations: Fri, July 21, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, July 23, 4 pm

Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina

Dr. J. Brent Morris, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Department at USC Beaufort, returns to Walter Edgar's Journal to talk about the book Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina, 1526 – 2008 (2017, USC Press). All Stations: Fri, July 14, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, July 16, 4 pm

Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina

South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from The S.C. Historical Assoc.

(Originally broadcast 03/24/17) - South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras (USC Press, 2016) is an anthology of the most enduring and important scholarly articles about the Civil War and Reconstruction era published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association . Past officers of the South Carolina Historical Association (SCHA) Michael Brem Bonner and Fritz Hamer have selected twenty-three essays from the several hundred published since 1931 to create this treasure trove of scholarship on an impressive variety of subjects including race, politics, military events, and social issues. Editors Hamer and Bonner join Dr. Edgar to talk about the book and the wide-lens view it offers. All Stations: Fri, July 07, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, July 09, 4 pm

South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from The S.C. Historical Assoc.

The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

(Originally broadcast 12/02/16) - Created in 1964 as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were launched by educators and activists to provide an alternative education for African American students that would facilitate student activism and participatory democracy. The schools, as Jon N. Hale of the College of Charleston, demonstrates in his book, The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (Columbia University Press, 2016), had a crucial role in the civil rights movement and a major impact on the development of progressive education throughout the nation. Prof. Jon N. Hale and Barbara Kelley-Duncan, CEO of the Carolina Youth Development Center and board member for The Children's Defense Fund , talk with Dr. Edgar about the history if the Freedom Schools and their modern legacy. All Stations: Fri, June 30, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, July 02, 4 pm

The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Growing Economies in Small Town South Carolina

York, SC, Mayor Ed Lee, and Reba Hull Campbell, Deputy Executive Director, Municipal Association of South Carolina join Walter Edgar to talk about the challenges to economic growth faced by small towns in South Carolina, the history of those challenges, and the strategies many are using to promote such growth in the 21st century. All Stations: Fri, June 23, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, June 25, 4 pm

Working to Preserve "Heirs' Property" in the Lowcountry

Heirs' property is often land that has been passed down through generations without the benefit of a will so that the land is owned "in common" by all of the heirs, whether or not they live on the land, pay the taxes, or have set foot on the land. This unstable form of ownership puts heirs' property at high risk for loss because any heir can sell his/her percentage of ownership to another who can then force a sale of the entire property. The Center for Heirs' Property Preservation 's Executive Director, Dr. Jennie L. Stephens, and Center client Marguirite DeLaine join Walter Edgar in conversation about the challenges heirs' property presents to its owners, and the help the center offers. All Stations: Fri, June 16, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, June 18, 4 pm

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