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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Jefferson Davis: American


(Originally broadcast 02/07/15) -In an encore from the 2015 series, Conversations on the Civil War, sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Humanities, William Cooper talks with Walter Edgar about the life of Jefferson Davis,


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 2016-08-01  51m
 
 

Art and Craft


(Originally broadcast 03/25/16) - Art and Craft presents the hand-picked fruit of Bill Thompson's three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of Charleston, South Carolina's Post and Courier. Beginning with a foreword by Charleston


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 2016-07-25  51m
 
 

The Cane Creek Regulators


(Originally broadcast 11/20/2015) - Timmonsville native and Santa Fe resident Johnny D. Boggs He talks with Walter Edgar about his latest novel, The Cane Creek Regulators (Five Star, 2014), which is set in a time when the western "frontier" of South Carolina included the Upstate. Boggs has called "[one of] the best western writers at work today." He has won the prestigious Spur Award from Western Writers of America six times. He's also the author of numerous non-fiction articles about the


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 2016-07-18  51m
 
 

Religion and the Struggle for European Union


(Originally broadcast 02/12/16) - In their book, Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of Integration (Georgetown University Press, 2015), Furman University professors Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth delve into the powerful role of religion in shaping European attitudes on politics, political integration, and the national and continental identities of its leaders and citizens. Catholicism for centuries promoted the universality of the Church and the


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 2016-07-11  51m
 
 

The War the South Won


(Originally broadcast 03/04/16) - General U.S. history courses in many high schools depict the American Revolutionary War as a series of battles in the Northeast--Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, etc.--that lead inexorably to British General Charles Cornwallis's surrender of 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia, October 19, 1781. The truth is much more complicated, of course. And a major component of the war, one that paved the way to Yorktown,


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 2016-07-04  51m
 
 

Gettysburg


(Originally broadcast 07/05/13) - Dr. Mark Smith, Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, takes part in this discussion of the battle of Gettysburg, which marked the beginning of the end of the Confederate States’ rebellion in the American Civil War. Smith is widely considered America's leading practitioner of the new and burgeoning field of "sensory history." This encore presentation is from a series of “Conversations on the Civil War, 1863,” which took


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 2016-06-27  51m
 
 

Outgoing Converse College President is Proud of Her School’s Growth, Record Enrollment


Betsy Fleming, outgoing president of Converse College in Spartanburg, talks with Walter Edgar about her 11 years leading the 125-year-old institution dedicated to offering women a high quality, liberal arts education. Fleming became President of Converse in October 2005. After reducing the tuition by 43 percent, the school became a national leader in affordability and value. Fleming has said that the tuition reset was an important marker in transforming the college's future. An Aspen Institute


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 2016-06-20  52m
 
 

Outgoing Converse College President is Proud of Her School’s Growth, Record Enrollment


Betsy Fleming, outgoing president of Converse College in Spartanburg, talks with Walter Edgar about her 11 years leading the 125-year-old institution...


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 2016-06-20  52m
 
 

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 period in our rich history” but one that bridges the nation’s Civil War and its civil rights movement. Now, the Park Service has begun chronicling the historic sites in South Carolina that tell the Reconstruction story. Michael Allen, a community partnership specialist with the National Parks Service in Charleston, will be working with groups and


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 2016-06-13  51m
 
 

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