H-SC seeks to serve the community of scholars researching, preserving, teaching or learning about South Carolina history and culture. The network is a forum for reviews of books, announcements from archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions about programming, research opportunities, research inquiries, public history, organizing conference panels, and discussion of significant themes on the Palmetto State.

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NEH Summer Institute: Jewish History in the American South

We write to announce a forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Professors, “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South” – to be held from May 27-June 7, 2019, at the College of Charleston.  We are particularly seeking faculty and graduate students of southern history and literature, Jewish studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, public history, and museum studies.

Ryan A. Quintana
Melissa DeVelvis

DeVelvis on Quintana, 'Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina'

Ryan A. Quintana. Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 254 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4222-2.

Reviewed by Melissa DeVelvis (University of South Carolina) Published on H-SC (November, 2018) Commissioned by David W. Dangerfield (University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie)