Historian Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z.

 
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Charleston Ironwork | South Carolina Public Radio
Charleston Ironwork | South Carolina Public Radio

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“C” is for Charleston Ironwork. Elements of decorative iron first appeared on Charleston buildings during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. Crafted by local blacksmiths, they closely...
Charleston Mercury | South Carolina Public Radio
Charleston Mercury | South Carolina Public Radio

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“C” is for the Charleston Mercury. Although begun as a literary journal, the Charleston Mercury developed into one of the state’s most radical and combative newspapers. In 1821, a local bookseller...
Charleston Museum | South Carolina Public Radio
Charleston Museum | South Carolina Public Radio

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“C” is for Charleston Museum. Founded in 1773, the museum originated as an auxiliary of the Charleston Library Society, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and study of “materials promoting a...
Charleston Riot | South Carolina Public Radio
Charleston Riot | South Carolina Public Radio

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“C” is for the Charleston Riot [1876]. As the crucial local, state, and national elections of 1876 approached, tensions between the races in South Carolina reached a boiling point. In Charleston black...