After Reconstruction, the local business community thrived in the 1880s. Horse-drawn trollies became common-place in the streets of Columbia, and the Columbia Canal was completed in 1882. “Mill villages” just South of Columbia increased with the number of textile mills popping up around the city. The late 1800s saw the creation of two Columbias: One being the White Main Street area, and African-Americans had business districts around Benedict College, in the Harden Street area. Despite the negativity of Jim Crow laws, there were some benefits for the Black community living in Columbia. The concept of parallel socio-economic development became an established way of life for both communities.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into founding principles as viewed through this period of federal government involvement, the development and realignment of a new labor system not based on a system of slavery, and the significant political realignment of the South.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the significant causes of World War I and the factors leading to U.S. involvement. This indicator was also developed to promote inquiry into the effects of the war, to include its impact on the homefront, migration patterns, and continued foreign policy debates.
Después de la Reconstrucción, la comunidad empresarial local prosperó en la década de 1880. Los carritos tirados por caballos se convirtieron en algo común en las calles de Columbia, el Canal de Columbia se completó en 1882. Las “aldeas de molinos” al sur de Columbia aumentaron con el número de fábricas textiles que aparecieron en la ciudad. A fines del siglo XIX, se crearon dos Columbias: una en el área de White Main Street, y los afroamericanos tenían distritos comerciales alrededor de Benedict College, en el área de Harden Street. A pesar de la negatividad de las leyes de Jim Crow, hubo algunos beneficios para la comunidad negra que vive en Columbia. El concepto de desarrollo socioeconómico paralelo se convirtió en una forma de vida establecida para ambas comunidades.