South Carolina from A to Z | South Carolina Public Radio

From  Caesars Head to Hilton Head, and from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish, historian Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z.

South Carolina from A to Z is a production of South Carolina Public Radio in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press and SC Humanities.

 

 

 

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Butler, Pierce | South Carolina Public Radio
Butler, Pierce | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Butler, Pierce (1744-1822). Soldier, planter, statesman. A native of Ireland, Butler was a major in the British army. In 1766, his regiment was transferred to South Carolina. He sold his...
Broughton, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio
Broughton, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Broughton, Thomas (d.1737). Legislator, lieutenant governor. By the 1690s, Broughton had immigrated to South Carolina from the West Indies. He quickly became involved in the Indian trade...
Burton, Edward Milby | South Carolina Public Radio
Burton, Edward Milby | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Burton, Edward Milby (1898-1977). Museum director, naturalist, historian. As a young man, Burton had an avid interest in hunting and fishing that led to an interest in natural history. In...
Catawba Pottery | South Carolina Public Radio
Catawba Pottery | South Carolina Public Radio

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"C" is for Catawba Pottery. Among the Catawba Indians in present-day York County, an unbroken chain of pottery production has helped preserve a cultural identity that was nearly lost after European...
Burt, Armistead | South Carolina Public Radio
Burt, Armistead | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Burt, Armistead (1802-1883). Congressman. After attending Pendleton Academy, Burt married John C. Calhoun’s niece and became his protégé. He supported Calhoun’s opposition to the Tariff of...
Butler, Susan Dart | South Carolina Public Radio
Butler, Susan Dart | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Butler, Susan Dart (1888-1959). Librarian. Butler attended Avery Institute in Charleston, Atlanta University in Georgia, and McDowell Millinery School in Boston. For five years, she pursued...
Beech Island | South Carolina Public Radio
Beech Island | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Beech Island [Aiken County; population 4,834]. Named for the beech trees growing in the wetlands of the nearby Savannah River swamp—and possibly a dead river island—Beech Island began in...
Bull, William | South Carolina Public Radio
Bull, William | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Bull, William (1683-1755). Planter, lieutenant governor. Bull had a long political career that began in the proprietary era and continued for thirty-five years after South Carolina became a...