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

 
Praise Houses | South Carolina Public Radio
Praise Houses | South Carolina Public Radio

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"P" is for Praise Houses. “Praise houses” (sometimes called “prayer houses”) functioned on antebellum South Carolina plantations as both the epitome of slave culture and symbols of resistance to...
Pike, John Martin | South Carolina Public Radio
Pike, John Martin | South Carolina Public Radio

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“P” is for Pike, John Martin [1840-1932]. Clergyman, editor, publisher. A Canadian and ordained Methodist clergyman, Pike was invited to preach at Columbia’s Washington Street Methodist Church. He...
Pinckney, Charles | South Carolina Public Radio
Pinckney, Charles | South Carolina Public Radio

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"P" is for Pinckney, Charles [1757-1784]. Planter, legislator, governor, statesman. In 1779, Pinckney began his public service as a member of the General Assembly. During the Revolution he...
Pickens | South Carolina Public Radio
Pickens | South Carolina Public Radio

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"P" is for Pickens. [Pickens County, population 3,012, chartered 1868] Pickens County lies in the northwestern part of South Carolina. Both the county and its seat are named in honor of Revolutionary...