Originally Published In 1992, South Carolina In The Modern Age Was The First History Of Contemporary South Carolina To Appear In Than A Quarter Century And Helped Establish The Reputation Of The Palmetto State S Premier Historian, Walter Edgar, Who Had Not Yet Begun The Two Landmark Volumes South Carolina A History And The South Carolina Encyclopedia That Also Bear His Name Available Once Again, This Illustrated Volume Chronicles Transformational Events In South Carolina As The State Emerged From The Devastation That Followed The Civil War And Progressed Through The Challenges Of The Twentieth Century After The Civil War, South Carolina Virtually Disappeared From The National Consciousness And Became A Historical Backwater But As The Nation Began To Look To The Twentieth Century, South Carolina Stirred Once Again It Took A World War, The U.S Supreme Court, And Strong Willed Leadership To Place South Carolina Once Within The American Mainstream Edgar Has Divided This Text Into Four Essays, Each Covering A Quarter Century Of South Carolina History Each Essay Has A Particular Focus South Carolina S Hectic Political Scene 1891 1916 A Period Of Economic Stagnation During Which The Myths Of The State S Glorious Past Were Honed And Polished 1916 41 The Impetus That World War II Gave To Economic Development 1941 66 And Social Changes Wrought By Urbanization, Industrial Development, And Desegregation 1966 91 South Carolina In The Modern Age Also Includes A Chronology Of State History And A List Of Suggested Readings More Than Seventy Illustrations, Many Previously Unpublished, Add A Visual Dimension To The Story.
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