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A South Carolina Chronology, third edition

third edition

edited by Walter Edgar, J. Brent Morris, and C. James Taylor

Published: Nov 6 2020


Published: Nov 6 2020


Published: Nov 6 2020

OA Ebook
Published: Nov 6 2020


The inclusion of this book in the Open Carolina collection is made possible by the generous funding of

This third edition of A South Carolina Chronology offers a year-by-year chronology of landmark dates and events in South Carolina's recorded history. Unique to this volume are nearly thirty additional years of notable events and important updates to material covered in earlier editions. Historians Walter Edgar, J. Brent Morris, and C. James Taylor expand previously chronicled periods using a more contemporary view of race, gender, and other social issues, adding measurably to South Carolina's history.

While the previous edition referenced precontact South Carolina in a brief introduction, this edition begins with the chapter "Peopling the Continent (17,200 BCE-1669)." It acknowledges the extent to which the lands where Europeans began arriving in the fifteenth century had long been inhabited by indigenous people who were members of complex societies and sociopolitical networks.

An easy-to-use inventory of the people, politics, laws, economics, wars, protests, storms, and cultural events that have had a major influence on South Carolina and its inhabitants, this latest edition reflects a more complete picture of the state's past. From the earliest-known migrants to the increasingly complex global society of the early twenty-first century, A South Carolina Chronology offers a solid foundation for understanding the Palmetto State's past.

Walter Edgar is the Neuffer Professor of Southern Studies Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of South Carolina: A History, editor of The South Carolina Encyclopedia, and host of the radio program Walter Edgar's Journal.

J. Brent Morris is professor of history, chair of the Department of Humanities, and director of the Institute for the Study of the Reconstruction Era at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. He is the recipient of the 2010 Malcolm C. Clark Award of the South Carolina Historical Society and the 2018 Order of the South award by the Southern Academy of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

C. James Taylor is the former editor in chief of the Adams Family Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. He is also a former associate research professor of history at the University of South Carolina and was coeditor of The Papers of Henry Laurens. He was coeditor with George C. Rogers Jr. of the second edition of A South Carolina Chronology.

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