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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Chronicling "Reconstruction" Sites in South Carolina


(Originally broadcast 01/15/16) - National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis called the Reconstruction Era an “often-ignored or misunderstood...


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 2016-06-13  51m
 
 

Striving to Make Charleston Lowcountry a World Heritage Site


The Charleston World Heritage Commission's mission is to nominate iconic buildings and landscapes representative of the Charleston Lowcountry, plantation-driven culture as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the highest cultural and historic designation bestowed on a place or site. The UNESCO World Heritage List is comprised of 1031 natural and cultural sites that are deemed important to all mankind and was developed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to


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 2016-06-06  52m
 
 

The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston


In his 40 years as Mayor of Charleston, Joe Riley has led the historic port city through its greatest period of growth, economic development and unity. His authorized biography, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston (Evening Post Publishing Company, 2015), is the inside story of his life and how he built -- and forever transformed -- one of the nation's oldest cities. Brian Hicks is a metro columnist for The Post and Courier and the author or coauthor of seven previous books. A native


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 2016-05-30  52m
 
 

Revolution: the English Made us Do It?


(Originally broadcast 02/26/16) - Dr. Woody Holton of the University of South Carolina claims that, when it comes to the Revolution, Americans can justifiably claim, "The English made us do it." Dr. Holton talks with Dr. Edgar about what drove Carolina to challenge Imperial authority. Their talk was part of a series of public conversations, “Conversations on Colonial and Revolutionary South Carolina,” presented by the University Of South Carolina College Of Arts and Sciences’ Institute of


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 2016-05-23  52m
 
 

Carolina in Crisis: the Frontier, 1756 - 1763


(Originally broadcast 02/19/16) - ​In his book, Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756 - 1763, (2015, UNC Press) Dr. Daniel J. Tortora, assistant professor of history at Colby College, explores how the Anglo-Cherokee War reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the colonial South. Tortora joins Walter Edgar for a discussion of these events in one of a a series of public conversations, “Conversations on Colonial and Revolutionary South


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 2016-05-16  52m
 
 

South Carolina: the Colonial Melting Pot


(Originally broadcast 02/12/16) - In January and February of 2016 the University Of South Carolina College Of Arts and Sciences’ Institute of Southern presented a series of public conversations with Dr. Walter Edgar and guest scholars: “Conversations on Colonial and Revolutionary South Carolina”. In this first conversation, Dr. Larry Rowland talks with Dr. Edgar about “The Colonial Melting Pot.” All Stations: Fri, May 13, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, May 15, 4 pm


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 2016-05-09  52m
 
 

March on the Ballot Boxes


On Mother's Day 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Kingstree, South Carolina and gave a remarkable public speech urging the audience of more than 5,000 to exercise their right to vote as a means to pursue social and economic justice. On August 6, 1965—just a eight months prior to Dr. King's speech— President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, allowing the majority of Kingstree's citizens the right to vote. On May 8, 2016, a commemoration of this “March on the Ballot


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 2016-05-02  52m
 
 

A Life in Journalism: Pulitzer Winner Jim Hoagland


In December of 2015, the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a grant to Humanities SC for From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina, a program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative. Humanities SC has partnered with SCETV to produce three, 30-minute TV programs spotlighting the state’s Pulitzer winners, hosted by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the USC College of Information and Communication. The first of


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 2016-04-25  52m
 
 

Southern Provisions


(Originally broadcast 01/22/16) - Southern food is America’s quintessential cuisine. From creamy grits to simmering pots of beans and greens, we think...


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 2016-04-15  52m
 
 

Southern Provisions


(Originally broadcast 01/22/16) - 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 should taste. Yet the southern food we eat today tastes almost nothing like the dishes our ancestors enjoyed because the varied crops and livestock that originally defined this cuisine have largely disappeared. Now, a growing movement of chefs and farmers is seeking to change that by recovering the rich flavor and


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 2016-04-15  52m