The South Carolina Encyclopedia

The South Carolina Encyclopedia

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The South Carolina Encyclopedia is a comprehensive single-volume reference for just about anything anyone would want to know about the Palmetto State's rich cultures and storied heritage, from prehistory to the present day. Under the editorial direction of distinguished historian Walter Edgar, five hundred ninety-eight contributors have come together to write more than one million words depicting the representative people, places, and things that define South Carolina. The encyclopedia is an authoritative, entertaining compilation of essays on a broad array of topics ranging from war and politics to arts and recreation, from agriculture and industry to popular culture and ethnicity. Among the nearly two thousand entries are such diverse subjects as the Boykin spaniel, John C. Calhoun, Sarah Moore Grimke, Hootie and the Blowfish, Indian mounds, Matthew J. Perry, Rainbow Row, Surfside Beach, and white lightning.In its early days the Bethlehem Center provided health and nutrition classes for new mothers, recreational facilities for young people, and classes on many topics . ... Spartanburg, S.C.: Spartanburg Sesquicentennial Focus on Women Committee, 1981. ... Although the edifice was burned by the British in 1782 and its interior demolished by Union troops in 1865, the original walls still stand as part ... in the nation to found a Montessori School, which she operated in her home in Beaufort.

Title:The South Carolina Encyclopedia
Author:Walter B. Edgar
Publisher: - 2006


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