This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into South Carolina’s changing agriculture, industry labor force, and political alignments. This indicator was also designed to promote inquiry into the relationship between South Carolina’s...

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2019

Textile Capital of the World | Let's Go!

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The textile industry was the dominant industry in South Carolina for many years, but it became so successful that Greenville was even known as the "Textile Capital of the World." Greenville became so...
Working in the Textile Mills | Let's Go!

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Upcountry History Museum volunteer, Charles Blakely, shares his experience working in a textile mill. Blakely, who worked in a mill in Laurens, S.C. for one summer, says working in a textile mill was...
Hartsville, Part 1
Episode 1

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Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Hartsville, South Carolina, and its founder, Thomas Edwards Hart. In addition to being a farmer, Thomas Hart was also a merchant, peace-keeper, the first...
Greenwood, Part 1
Episode 1

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Greenwood County is known as “The Railroad Center for Western South Carolina.” Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Greenwood County, and talks about one of Greenwood’s most well known...
Allendale, Part 2

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Roselawn Plantation was built by the Reverend Joseph Alexander Lawton during a five year period from 1835-1840. It is the center of a working plantation which has been maintained and farmed by the...
20th Century, Part 2 | Conversations on SC History
Episode 18

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Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. South Carolina Enters the 20th Century, Part2 is discussed in two lessons: South Carolina – Major Role in World...
20th Century, Part 1 | Conversations on S.C. History
Episode 17

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Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. South Carolina Enters the 20th Century, Part I is discussed in three lessons: Predominately agricultural through...