The South Carolina encyclopedia

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Walter B. Edgar
University of South Carolina Press, 2006 - History - 1077 pages
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The South Carolina Encyclopedia is a comprehensive single-volume reference for just about anything anyone would want to know about the Palmetto State's rich cultures and storied heritage, from prehistory to the present day. Under the editorial direction of historian Walter Edgar, 598 contributors have come together to write more than one million words depicting the representative people, places, and things that define South Carolina.

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User Review  - kmcnutt - LibraryThing

There are single books on South Carolina that are available for the serious student. For example The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 1514-1861 will give one a sweeping history of the early ... Read full review

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A truly comprehensive, up-to-date encyclopedia of all things, places, and people South Carolina. Invaluable resource for the scholar and for the curious. Look for it in the library's reference section. Read full review

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Walter Edgar has authored or edited nine books on the American South, including South Carolina: A History. He is the George Washington Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.

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