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.

Recent Content

Author: 
H. David Stone, Jr.
Reviewer: 
James Baugess

Baugess on Stone, 'Vital Rails: The Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in Coastal South Carolina'


H. David Stone, Jr. Vital Rails: The Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in Coastal South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008. xiii + 369 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-716-0.

Reviewed by James Baugess (Columbus State Community College)
Published on H-SC (January, 2010)
Commissioned by Phillip Stone

Author: 
Nicholas Michael Butler
Reviewer: 
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

Hartigan-O'Connor on Butler, 'Votaries of Apollo: The St. Cecilia Society and the Patronage of Concert Music in Charleston, South Carolina, 1766-1820'


Nicholas Michael Butler. Votaries of Apollo: The St. Cecilia Society and the Patronage of Concert Music in Charleston, South Carolina, 1766-1820. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007. xx + 375 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-705-4.

Reviewed by Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
Published on H-SC (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Phillip Stone

Author: 
Suzanne Hurley, ed.
Reviewer: 
Tracy J. Revels

Revels on Hurley, 'Dearest Hugh: The Courtship Letters of Gabrielle Drake and Hugh McColl, 1900-1901'


Suzanne Hurley, ed. Dearest Hugh: The Courtship Letters of Gabrielle Drake and Hugh McColl, 1900-1901. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008. xxxvii +164 pp.p Plates. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-714-6.

Reviewed by Tracy J. Revels
Published on H-SC (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Phillip Stone

Dearest Hugh

Author: 
John F. Marszalek
Reviewer: 
Bart Dredge

Dredge on Marszalek, 'A Black Congressman in the Age of Jim Crow: South Carolina's George Washington Murray'


John F. Marszalek. A Black Congressman in the Age of Jim Crow: South Carolina's George Washington Murray. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008. xix + 211 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-3340-2.

Reviewed by Bart Dredge
Published on H-SC (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Phillip Stone

The Republican "Black Eagle" from South Carolina

Author: 
Peter N. Moore
Reviewer: 
Tim Grade

Grade on Moore, 'World of Toil and Strife: Community Transformation in Backcountry South Carolina, 1750-1805'


Peter N. Moore. World of Toil and Strife: Community Transformation in Backcountry South Carolina, 1750-1805. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007. 175 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-666-8.

Reviewed by Tim Grade (Department of History, University of South Carolina Upstate)
Published on H-SC (July, 2008)

The Case for Micro-history: The Wonderful Waxhaws

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