Walter Edgar's Journal

From books to barbecue, from current events to colonial history, Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South. (A production of South Carolina Public Radio.)

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A Giant Puzzle | Walter Edgar's Journal
A Giant Puzzle | Walter Edgar's Journal

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In this first segment on the Confederate submarine C.S.S. Hunley, Walter Edgar and Senator Glenn McConnell discuss how finding the submarine disproved all pre-conceived notions about its design...
A Shift In Sentiment | Walter Edgar's Journal
A Shift In Sentiment | Walter Edgar's Journal

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In this first segment, Dr. Melissa Walker discusses the increasing civilian distaste for the war, as observed in letters written to soldiers out in the field. Dr. Walker also notes how civilians...
Andrew Pickens, Part 1 - Introduction
Andrew Pickens, Part 1 - Introduction

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In this segment, Dr. Rod Andrew, Jr. talks with Dr. Edgar about writing his biography of Revolutionary War hero Col. Andrew Pickens: who he was, his life, and sources about him. Dr. Andrew also...
Introduction | Walter Edgar's Journal
Introduction | Walter Edgar's Journal

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Walter Edgar and John Slaughter discuss the national park service’s efforts in creating their “Southern Campaign of the American Revolution” park grouping.
The Beginning of 1863 | Walter Edgar's Journal
The Beginning of 1863 | Walter Edgar's Journal

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Dr. Stephen R. Wise discusses the early days of the Civil War, in Charleston, S.C. The war began with the firing on Fort Sumter, which painted Charleston as a prime target for the Union. Leading up to...
The Campaign | Walter Edgar's Journal
The Campaign | Walter Edgar's Journal

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In this first segment on President Abraham Lincoln’s re-election in 1864, Dr. John C. “Jack” Waugh discusses Lincoln’s campaign, and the deep divisions within the Republican Party, despite their...