Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina (Paperback)

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A concise approach to the major themes and events that define contemporary South Carolina

The captivating, colorful, and controversial history of South Carolina continues to warrant fresh explorations. In this sweeping story of defining episodes in the state's history, accomplished historians Jack Bass and W. Scott Poole trace the importance of race relations, historical memory, and cultural life in the progress of the Palmetto State from its colonial inception to the present day.

In the discussion of contemporary South Carolina that makes up the majority of this volume, the authors map the ways through which hard-won economic and civil rights advancements, a succession of progressive state leaders, and federal court mandates operated in tandem to bring a largely peaceful end to the Jim Crow era in South Carolina, in stark contrast to the violence wrought elsewhere in the South. This volume speaks directly to the connections between the state's past, present, and future, and it serves as a valuable point of entrance for new inquiries into South Carolina's diverse and complex heritage.

About the Author

W. Scott Poole is an associate professor of history at the College of Charleston. Poole is the author of six previous volumes on American history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611171389
ISBN-10: 1611171385
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: September 26th, 2012
Pages: 248
Language: English