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Byars, Betsy Cromer | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Byars, Betsy Cromer (b. 1928). Writer. Byars began her writing career with magazine articles until dedicating herself to children’s literature. In 1962 her first book, Clementine , was...
Humphreys, Josephine | South Carolina Public Radio

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"H" is for Humphreys, Josephine (b. 1945). Novelist. Born in Charleston, Humphreys graduated from Duke and obtained an M.F.A. from Yale. In 1970, she began teaching at Baptist College in Charleston...
Elizabeth Hanson
Episode 3

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Elizabeth Hanson is a professor of American literature at the College of Charleston. Dr. Hanson aims to bring more respect and esteem to Southern women. Margaret Mitchell broke the mold with the...
Ann Grifalconi | Baker's Dozen

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Ann Grifalconi is an author and illustrator from New York City. She specializes in presenting realistic characters from other cultures. Her book, The Village of Round and Square Houses , is a...
The Civil War At 150 (Full Version)
Episode 8

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Dr. James McPherson, professor emeritus of American History at Princeton University, won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom , which has since sold more than six hundred thousand copies...