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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The War the South Won


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, was the fighting that took place


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 2016-02-29  52m
 
 

The War the South Won


General U.S. history courses in many high schools depict the American Revolutionary War as a series of battles in the Northeast--Lexington, Concord, Bu...


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 2016-02-29  52m
 
 

Revolution: the English Made Us Do It?


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 “Challenging 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 Southern Studies. All Stations: Fri, Feb 26, 12 pm | News


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 2016-02-22  52m
 
 

Revolution: "The English Made Us Do It"?


Dr. Woody Holton of the University of South Carolina claims that, when it comes to the Revolution, Americans can justifiably claim, "The English made...


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 2016-02-22  52m
 
 

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" -- Most Influential Southern Novel?


With today's news of the death of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee, at age 89, we offer two encore episodes of Walter Edgar's Journal, each dealing with her book To Kill a Mockingbird. The first is a discussion between two internationally-renowned Southern-literature scholars: Dr. Trudier Harris of UNC and Dr. Noel Polk of Mississippi State University. They talk Dr. Edgar to prior to a televised debate in the SCETV series Take on the South​. The topic: "What was the most influential


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 2016-02-19  51m
 
 

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" -- Most Influential Southern Novel?


With today's news of the death of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee, at age 89, we offer two encore episodes of Walter Edgar's Journal, each d...


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 2016-02-19  51m
 
 

The Carolina Frontier


​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 Carolina,” presented earlier this year by


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 2016-02-15  52m
 
 

The Carolina Frontier


Earlier this year, the University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences’ Institute of Southern presented a series of public conversations with...


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 2016-02-15  52m
 
 

Religion and the Struggle for European Union


In their book, Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of Integration (Georgetown University Press, 2015),...


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 2016-02-08  52m
 
 

Conversations on Colonial & Revolutionary SC: the Colonial Melting Pot


Earlier this year, the University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences’ Institute of Southern presented a series of public conversations with...


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 2016-02-01  52m