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Carolina Currents, Studies in South Carolina Culture, Volume 1

Volume 1. New Directions

edited by Christopher D. Johnson

Published: Mar 21 2024




Published: Mar 21 2024

OA Ebook
Published: Mar 21 2024


The inclusion of this book in the Open Carolina collection is made possible by the generous funding of Francis Marion University, University of South Carolina Libraries

Introducing an annual collection of essays devoted to South Carolina history and culture.

From the Piedmont to the Lowcountry, South Carolina is the site of countless engaging stories. The contributors to Carolina Currents share those stories, broadening our understanding of the state's unique and diverse histories and cultures. A venue for public-facing interdisciplinary scholarship, each volume presents a collection of essays that illuminate the complex interactions between the state's past and present.

Includes essays by: Sarah Adeyinka-Skold, Richard A. Almeida, Fran Coleman, Erica Johnson Edwards, Jo Angela Edwins, James Engelhardt, Alyson Farzad-Phillips, Esther Liu Godfrey, Brandon Goff, Benjamin K. Haywood, Christopher E. Hendricks, Brandon Inabinet, Robert Alston Jones, M. Beth Keefauver, Jason R. Kirby, Meredith A. Love, John A. McArthur, Chiara Palladino, Lauren K. Perez, Kerington B. Shaffer, Whitni Simpson, Cherish Thomas, Jennifer L. Titanski-Hooper, Jon Tuttle, Shevaun E. Watson, Claire Whitlinger, Thomasina A. Yuille

Christopher D. Johnson is professor of English and Trustees' Research Scholar at Francis Marion University. He has published more than one hundred books, essays, and reviews.

"Carolina Currents is a most welcome addition to the cultural conversations of South Carolina—inclusive, diverse, incisive, overarching."—John Lane, Wofford College, author of The Best of the Kudzu Telegraph

"This collection, with its array of topics from forgotten desserts to conversion therapy, proves South Carolina was never—and still is not—boring."—Aida Rogers, editor of State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love

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