History

Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II

June 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Tarawa, Kiribati - U.S. Marines storm Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The battle (November 20-23, 1943) was one of the bloodiest of WWII.

In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal...

Part 6: From Whence They Came | Beyond Barbados

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
Charleston

Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and South Carolina is still prevalent today, especially in the Lowcountry: everything from the...

Part 5: A Cultural Hearth | Beyond Barbados

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
The Chattel House

The success of Barbados, Carolina, America, the New World for that matter is coterminous with slavery. The labor, the technology, the ingenuity, and the culture that supported this global economy is attributable to the enslavement of African people. Within this society is...

Part 4: Colony of a Colony | Beyond Barbados

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
native americans and colonists

Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of rice plantations, and from trade between Carolina and Barbados. These...

Part 3: The Barbados Adventures | Beyond Barbados

June 12, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
Ship out at sea

With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles, however, it came at a price: the island experienced total deforestation...

Part 2: Sweet Success | Beyond Barbados

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
Barbadian guiding a horse pulling a cart

Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly sought after commodity in Europe: Sugarcane. The production of sugarcane...

Part 1: In the Beginning | Beyond Barbados

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
Colonization of Barbados

Most people today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as unique as the island itself. Like the United States, Barbados is an amalgam of...

War Stuff: The Struggle Between Armies and Civilians During the American Civil War

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
"Return of a Foraging Party to Philippi, Virginia"

In War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War , her path-breaking work on the American Civil War, Joan E. Cashin explores the struggle between armies and civilians over the resources necessary to wage war. This war 'stuff'...

Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age?

June 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson returned to the Oval Office, so to speak, in 2017, when President Donald Trump hung the 7th President’s portrait there. And, Jackson will return, so to speak, to Upstate South Carolina in June at Greenville Chautauqua’s History Alive festival. Jackson remains...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 5 - The French And Indian War, Part 2

May 27, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Andrew Davis
This Painting Depicts British Forces Fighting Back Against Cherokee Indians in the Carolina wilderness.

The French and Indian War may have begun in 1754; however, war between France and Great Britain was not officially declared until 1756, with the start of the Seven Years War. Between 1756-1757, Lieutenant General Louis Joseph de Montcalm's French and Native American forces...

Conversations on S.C. History: The State & the New Nation - The Unification of the Slave State

May 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Dr. J. Brent Morris

(Originally broadcast 03/10/17) - In this final installment of public Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 , Dr. Brent Morris, associate professor of history and chair of the humanities at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort, talks...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 5 - The French and Indian War, Part 1

May 20, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Andrew Davis
The French And Indian War -The North American Offshoot of the Seven Years War

This second two-part installment of History In A Nutshell is all about the French and Indian War. Not only did the French and Indian War set the stage for America's independence from Great Britain, it also shaped North America as we know it today! The French and Indian War...

Conversations on S.C. History: The State & the New Nation - The Ideology & Public Policy of Slavery

May 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Lacy Ford

(Originally broadcast 02/24/17) - Join us for the third public conversation in a four-part series of Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 . Dr. Lacy Ford, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences University of South Carolina, and author of...

Splashdown: The Story of USS Yorktown and Apollo 8

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Apollo 8 saw the first Earthrise

Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in which the spacecraft left the Earth’s orbit. It was the first manned mission to orbit the moon. There were three astronauts aboard Apollo 8: Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot...

History In A Nutshell Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 2

May 13, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Andrew Davis
"Earthrise" Photograph Taken By Apollo 8

The second part of the "Space Race" episode outlines NASA's Project Gemini, and the Apollo Program. Project Gemini is the commonly forgotten bridge between Mercury and Apollo. Gemini served as the test-bed for the Apollo program, where astronauts and engineers would learn...

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