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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An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks


In his thoroughly researched and meticulously foot-noted publication, An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks (2019, Mercer University Press) Dr. James O. Farmer, Jr., opens a window on the life of an elite family and


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 2020-04-13  51m
 
 

Preserving South Carolina's Endangered Sacred Spaces


For almost 30 years, Preservation South Carolina has been dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic and irreplaceable architectural heritage of South Carolina. Executive Director Michael Bedenbaugh and board member join Walter Edgar to talk


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 2020-04-06  51m
 
 

Southern Women


The Southern woman has long been synonymous with the Southern belle, a “moonlight and magnolias” myth that gets nowhere close to describing the strong, richly diverse women who have thrived because of—and in some cases, despite—the South. Garden & Gun


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 2020-03-23  51m
 
 

The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War in the South


As the newly appointed commander of the Southern Continental Army in December 1780, Nathanael Greene quickly realized victory would not only require defeating the British Army, but also subduing the region's brutal civil war. "The division among the


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 2020-03-16  51m
 
 

The Glories of Grits


Grits. If you grew up in the South, you have likely eaten them. If you buy yours from the grocery store, though, you may never have really tasted the goodness of stone ground grits. This week, Walter Edgar talks grits with Greg Johnsman, of Geechee Boy


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 2020-03-09  51m
 
 

Horse Racing and Horse Culture


According to the South Carolina Encyclopedia, “’The Sport of Kings’ emerged in South Carolina as soon as colonists gained firm footing and began amassing property and wealth enough to emulate the lifestyles of England and the Caribbean.” Horse racing and


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 2020-03-02  51m
 
 

The Charleston Church Massacre and the Journey to Forgiveness


On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof’s


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 2020-02-24  51m
 
 

First in the South: Why South Carolina's Presidential Primary Matters


Every four years presidential hopefuls and the national media travel the primary election circuit through Iowa and New Hampshire. Once the dust settles in these states, the nation's focus turns to South Carolina, the first primary in the delegate-rich


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 2020-02-17  51m
 
 

Matt and Ted Lee go Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business


This week, Mat Lee and Ted Lee join Walter Edgar to talk about their new book, Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business (2019, Henry Holt). In Hotbox , the Lee brothers take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing


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 2020-02-10  51m
 
 

Living by Inches: Captivity in Civil War Prisons


From battlefields, boxcars, and forgotten warehouses to notorious prison camps like Andersonville and Elmira, prisoners seemed to be everywhere during the American Civil War. Yet there is much we do not know about the soldiers and civilians whose very


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 2020-02-03  51m