History

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 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 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 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...

Conversations on S.C. History: The State & the New Nation - Slavery in South Carolina

May 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Larry Watson

(Originally broadcast 02/17/17) - For the second lecture in this four-part series of Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 . Dr. Larry Watson discusses slavery in South Carolina. Professor Watson is Associate Professor of History &...

Learning History Through Excavation

May 9, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Students Working

Coastal Carolina University and Brookgreen Gardens are partnering to provide students hands-on experience with conducting archeological research on historic plantation sites. Dr. David Palmer and his anthropology and geology students are excavating an area where former...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 4 - The Space Race, Part 1

May 6, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Andrew Davis
The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Episode four of History In A Nutshell is the first two-part episode! This episode is all about the "Space Race" against the Soviet Union, to the moon! Following World War II, the U.S. was pitted against the Soviet Union in a period known as "The Cold War." The Soviet Union...

Conversations on S.C. History: The State & the New Nation - The Importance of Cotton

May 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Peter Coclanis

(Originally broadcast 02/10/17) - Dr. Peter Coclanis, the Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor & Director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, joins Dr. Edgar for the first of a series of Conversations on South...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 3 - Birth Of The Constitution

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Andrew Davis
This episode explains why the Articles of Confederation failed, and how the Constitution came to be!

The third installment of History In A Nutshell is perfect for Constitution Day, or the Fourth of July! After the American Revolutionary War, it was time for the newly formed United States of America to create its own government. This episode explains the development of the...

History In A Nutshell, Episode 2 - The 1918 Flu Pandemic

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Andrew Davis
The "Spanish Flu" affected mainly young adults, instead of infants or senior citizens!

Episode 2 of History In A Nutshell is about the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and its effects on South Carolina. Commonly referred to as the "Spanish Flu," this deadly strain of H1N1 influenza affected the globe, and claimed more lives than World War I did! What made this strain of...

As Last Doolittle Raider Passes, History Observes 77th Anniversary of Historic World War II Attack

April 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Doolittle Crew

77 years ago (April 18, 1942), 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew 16 army B-25B Mitchell bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo. The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | What Reconstruction Meant to Freedwomen

April 16, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Freedwomen

Under slavery many African-American women had to work as field hands, or in the slave owners’ homes, doing domestic chores and raising the white children. Freedom meant that black women became mistresses of their own homes and could devote themselves to their families and...

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