Walter Edgar's Journal

From books to barbecue, and current events to Colonial history, historian and author Walter Edgar delves into the arts, culture, and history of South Carolina and the American South. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.

http://southcarolinapublicradio.org/programs/walter-edgars-journal

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


(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


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The Return of Hemp


Hemp was once one of the crops grown in South Carolina and exported to the world. That changed, however, when enforcement of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 effectively made possession or transfer of hemp illegal throughout the United States under federal


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Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Walter Edgar's Journal


Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. In 2008, Hollings talked with Walter Edgar about his life in politics and government,


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Radio's Golden Age


The term “Old Time Radio” often refers to the programming and performers of a “golden age” in the medium, beginning after World War I and lasting well into the 1950s. Guest Bill Owen joins Walter Edgar to talk about this golden age on this week’s program.


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Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Nation After the Civil War


Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." Gates' new four-part television series for PBS,


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A Journey of Rediscovery: Retracing the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition in Carolina


In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels


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 2019-03-25  51m
 
 

Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community


(Originally broadcast 09/21/18) - In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable Owens Clarke and her


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 2019-03-18  51m
 
 

South Carolina’s Turkish People


(Originally broadcast 11/30/18) - Despite its reputation as a melting pot of ethnicities and races, the United States has a well-documented history of immigrants who have struggled through isolation, segregation, discrimination, oppression, and


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 2019-03-11  51m
 
 

How the Blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard Changed the Course of America’s Civil Rights History


On February 12, 1946, Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a returning, decorated African American veteran of World War II, was removed from a Greyhound bus in Batesburg, South Carolina, after he challenged the bus driver’s disrespectful treatment of him. Woodard, in


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 2019-03-04  51m
 
 

Standardizing South Carolina’s State Flag


Believe it or not, there is no standardized design for the South Carolina state flag. There are, however, historical versions, which vary from period to period. And, there are countless variations on shirts, decals, caps, sweatshirts – each manufacturer


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 2019-02-25  51m