State of the Heart

Author: Aïda Rogers
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611179041
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For many, South Carolina is a sunny vacation destination. For those who have been lucky enough to call it home, it is a source of rich memories and cultural heritage. In this final volume of State of the Heart, thirty-eight nationally and regionally known writers share their personal stories about places in South Carolina that hold special meaning for them. While this is a book about place, it is ultimately about people’s connections to one another, to a complex, common past, and to ongoing efforts to build a future of promise and possibility in the Palmetto State. Editor Aïda Rogers groups the essays thematically, with poetry, vintage photographs, and even recipes introducing each section. She unites pieces by New York Times best-selling novelists Patti Callahan Henry, CJ Lyons, and John Jakes; USA Today best-selling mystery writer Susan Boyer; historians Walter Edgar, Orville Vernon Burton, and Bernard Powers; artist and author Mary Whyte; and cookbook authors Sallie Ann Robinson and the Lee Brothers—just to name a few. Nikky Finney, a South Carolina native and winner of the 2011 National Book Award for poetry, provides the foreword. The afterword is written by Cassandra King, author of six novels, including the New York Times best seller The Sunday Wife."

State of the Heart

Author: Aïda Rogers
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611179041
Format: PDF
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For many, South Carolina is a sunny vacation destination. For those who have been lucky enough to call it home, it is a source of rich memories and cultural heritage. In this final volume of State of the Heart, thirty-eight nationally and regionally known writers share their personal stories about places in South Carolina that hold special meaning for them. While this is a book about place, it is ultimately about people’s connections to one another, to a complex, common past, and to ongoing efforts to build a future of promise and possibility in the Palmetto State. Editor Aïda Rogers groups the essays thematically, with poetry, vintage photographs, and even recipes introducing each section. She unites pieces by New York Times best-selling novelists Patti Callahan Henry, CJ Lyons, and John Jakes; USA Today best-selling mystery writer Susan Boyer; historians Walter Edgar, Orville Vernon Burton, and Bernard Powers; artist and author Mary Whyte; and cookbook authors Sallie Ann Robinson and the Lee Brothers—just to name a few. Nikky Finney, a South Carolina native and winner of the 2011 National Book Award for poetry, provides the foreword. The afterword is written by Cassandra King, author of six novels, including the New York Times best seller The Sunday Wife."

Best Ghost Tales of South Carolina

Author: Terrance Zepke
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561643068
Format: PDF
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During the day, residents and visitors alike enjoy the quiet beauty of the peaceful coasts and Lowcountry of South Carolina. But in a state where soldiers fell, slaves died without knowing freedom, and the practice of voodoo is still an open secret, the night is bound to be a bit more exciting. Whether you are an amateur ghost-hunter, a South Carolina buff, or just love a good scare, you will enjoy these tales of ghostly encounters and supernatural happenings. From the bustling streets of Charleston and the graceful old plantations, to the foreboding coastal forts and the darkest heart of the swamps, spirits and creatures seem to lurk in every corner.

University of South Carolina

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Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1570034087
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This extraordinary collection of photographs captures the soul of the University of South Carolina and reflects a dynamic atmosphere that has attracted students for two hundred years. Sure to evoke memories in proud alumni and inspire the dreams of young scholars, nearly 250 images of people, places, and architecture reveal how much has changed--and how much remains the same. Familiar landmarks such as the historic Horseshoe and the east campus with its diverse architecture are showcased alongside scenes of progress and growth at an institution where change is constant. The Carolina spirit is evident in all of Robert C. Clark's vibrant photographs: students studying beside the library reflecting pool, the Carolina Marching Band storming the field at Williams-Brice Stadium, a researcher holding in his hands the next generation of silicon wafers. And the lens extends beyond Columbia--to the shores of the University-owned Pritchard's Island, the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, and the campuses at Aiken, Beaufort, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Union--illustrating the breadth and diversity of the University of South Carolina experience. From move-in day to commencement, from the classrooms to the playing fields, this volume records breathtaking moments of discovery, of teaching and learning, of students on the cusp of new lives. A foreword by John M. Palms, University president, and Chris Horn's informative captions combine with Clark's photographs to present a kaleidoscopic view of Carolina that will be treasured by generations. University of South Carolina: A Portrait is a celebration of a great university.

Down the Wild Cape Fear

Author: Philip Gerard
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469602075
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Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Vale of Humility

Author: George Hovis
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570036965
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is an inviting look at the influence of the yeoman's small farm on six modern southern writers. Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton, and Randall Kenan, Vale of Humility explores the lives of the plain folk, white and black, who populate the worlds of contemporary North Carolina fiction. in North Carolina than in neighboring regions, and as such the state's plain folk did not develop a class identity based as deeply in relation to a superior planter class. Instead the identification of the yeoman's small farm, rather than the plantation, as necessary to the ideal life has been a distinguishing feature of the state's literature. In this first full-length study of North Carolina's contemporary fiction, Hovis examines the work of six representative writers from the state's three geographic regions: Lee Smith and Fred Chappell from the mountains, Doris Betts and Clyde Edgerton from the Piedmont, and Reynolds Price and Randall Kenan from the coastal plain. literary tradition with attention to how they have revised such modes as pastoral, family saga, and southwestern humor in order to portray their own regional experiences. Although these writers celebrate the egalitarianism at the heart of the yeoman ideal, they also expose the forms of racism, sexism, and classism that have also marked the state's history.

Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

Author: William S. Powell
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807867136
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The most comprehensive state project of its kind, the Dictionary provides information on some 4,000 notable North Carolinians whose accomplishments and occasional misdeeds span four centuries. Much of the bibliographic information found in the six volumes has been compiled for the first time. All of the persons included are deceased. They are native North Carolinians, no matter where they made the contributions for which they are noted, or non-natives whose contributions were made in North Carolina.

North Carolina

Author: William A. Link
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118833600
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North Carolina 2nd edition is a single volume, fascinating history of the state that covers political, economic, cultural and social dimensions of the Tar Heel state’s past. This new edition includes new material and an updated history to the present day. The most up-to-date history of the state, encompassing events up until 2015 The new edition includes six sections of primary-source documents Includes the very latest historical literature Answers meaningful questions concerning the history and the future of this unique and quickly growing state

Journey Proud

Author: Salley McAden McInerney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781479254668
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Journey Proud is the story of four white children growing up in the early 1960s in a middle-class neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina. The lives of Annie Mackey, Buck McCain, Twig Roebuck, and his big sister, Briddy, intersect with Naomi Portee, a young black woman who arrives on a hot August day in 1963 to care for Annie. Naomi, who longs for a child of her own, reluctantly takes the job with the Mackey household. She joins other housekeepers who ride dirty city buses from one side of town to the other to work for white families in Shimmering Pines, a place of ranch-style brick homes, "woody" station wagons, skinny pine trees and heat-stricken grass. Annie, 12, Buck 13, Twig, 12, and Briddy, 15, spend much of their time at the old Montague farm which spreads out gracefully along one side of Shimmering Pines. The farm has long been fallow, but it remains a sanctuary for wildlife, for the children and for a magnificent Southern live oak tree which the youngsters lovingly call "the Old Lady." It is underneath the Old Lady, on a cold March afternoon in 1964, that a mulatto baby is born to Briddy. Annie, Buck and Twig are on hand for the birth of the infant, which Briddy can't possibly keep. "There can't be no baby, so there ain't no baby," Buck declares, wielding a rusty shovel with which he plans to bury the infant underneath the Old Lady. What becomes of the tree, the baby, the children and Naomi, is at the core of a remarkable story that examines the racially-charged times of the early 1960s. This coming-of-age tale set in the South during the civil rights movement exposes the inequities of the period and shows how childhood innocence is often replaced by harsh realities. Along with Naomi, the youngsters are simultaneously bound together and pushed apart by rules - written and unwritten - that dictate everything from where they can pee to who they can love. Journey Proud incorporates national events - the March on Washington and the assasination of President John F. Kennedy. The story is also infused with events which took place during that era in South Carolina. In the fall of 1963, significant desegregation of public schools was still several years away, but parochial schools around the state were admitting their first black students. Classified advertisements in the real estate section of Columbia newspapers described starter homes in "COLORED" neighborhoods. And when a federal court order ruled that public parks in the state must admit "Negroes," the parks - including a popular one just outside Columbia - closed before Labor Day to avoid integration. "Journey proud" is an old Southern expression describing the anticipation one feels before beginning a long trip. Join Annie, Buck, Twig, Briddy and Naomi as they begin theirs.