South Carolina’s historical importance to American culture and history is without a doubt one of the most controversial, dramatic and impressive. The internet offers perhaps a thousand interesting and professional websites dealing with every aspect of South Carolina’s geography and heritage. These include contemporary events and individuals with important links to the state. A small sampling in 2014, of such individuals must include the Lee Brothers with their acclaimed Southern cookbooks, Obey the Giant artist- designer, F. Shepard Fairey, and musician Darius Rucker who are all having dramatic successes built on their Southern heritage. Putting all of it together in an outstanding publication, South Carolina’s Garden and Gun magazine is also continuing to heavily impact popular culture well beyond the borders of the state. Perhaps the best recognized South Carolinian is costume-fashion designer, William Ivey Long who has even warranted his own category on the Jeopardy.
Historically, national decisions of utmost importance have also been decided in South Carolina’s courts, including the case of school transportation, Briggs v. Elliott. The case involved inequality in busing, an issue facing South Carolina as well as throughout America. The case went on to become a major part of the landmark case, Brown v. the Board of Education.
R&R simply can not build a comprehensive history of the state on the website addressing issues and facts which continue to influence most Americans – having roots in South Carolina history such as; the American Revolution in the South, the Civil War, hydro-electrification, Civil Rights legislation, the origins of early Southern pottery, the spread of BBQ to the west, or dozens of topics. Enjoy a few links which will assist you taking your own trip through South Carolina history. We are confident you can find many sites which deal with every aspect of the state’s productive as well as controversial history.
- Colonial South Carolina: Two Contemporary Descriptions (1951)
- Historical collections of South Carolina; (1836)
- The making of South Carolina (1914)
- School history of South Carolina (1906)
- A sketch of the soil, climate, weather, and diseases of South-Carolina : read before the Medical Society of that state (1796)
- SC History – History.com
Statutes and Laws
- The Statutes at Large of South Carolina: Acts from 1752 – 1786 By South Carolina, Thomas Cooper
- An Alphabetical Digest of the Public Statute Law of South-Carolina, Volume I – by South Carolina, Joseph Brevard
- The Public Laws of South Carolina – by South Carolina
- The History of South Carolina under the royal government, 1719-1776 – by Edward McCrady
- A History of Marlboro County: With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families By John Alexander William Thomas, William Evans Thomas
- A History of Marion County, South Carolina, from Its Earliest Times to the Present – by William W. Sellers
- Spartanburg City and Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 1903
- Aiken, South Carolina (1870)
- The History of Orangeburg County, South Carolina (1898)
Industry and Agriculture
- Handbook of South Carolina: Resources, Institutions and Industries of the … By South Carolina. Dept. of Agriculture, 1904 – Ebbie Julian Watson
- Report on the geology of South Carolina; (1848)
- The cotton mills of South Carolina, 1907
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