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From a World War II poster on malaria.

Malaria

Malaria was arguably the most significant disease in the history of South Carolina from the colonial period until the early twentieth century. It attracted less public discussion than yellow fever and smallpox, but its impact in terms of morbidity and mortality was much greater.

by · 03/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW:  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

REVIEW: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Do your favorite stories include a rotting corpse? Does part of you wish you had become a mortician, funeral director, or embalmer? Have you spent hours thinking about bodies decomposing in the ground, or smoldering in the fire of cremation? Yes? Then Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is required reading.

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Josephine Humphreys

Josephine Humphreys

Born in Charleston in 1945, novelist Josephine Humphreys is the daughter of William Wirt Humphreys, a corporate board director, and Martha Lynch. She attended schools in Charleston and enrolled at Duke University, where the author Reynolds Price served as her mentor.

by · 03/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
Review: First Frost

Review: First Frost

“In the small college town of Bascom, North Carolina, the Waverley women are known for their peculiarities. Get your hair done by Sydney Waverley and you’re guaranteed a smooth morning commute, a promotion at work, and dinner cooked by your husband when you get home. “

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Columbia, S.C., skyline.

Poem: A Story of the City

By Ed Madden|

In the story, there is a city, its streets
straight as a grid, and in the east, the hills,
in the west, a river.

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S.C. State University is in Orangeburg, S.C.

History: S.C. State University

S.C. State University was founded in 1896 in Orangeburg as the Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina. It was and remains, as of the early twenty-first century, the only state-assisted, historically black, land-grant institution in South Carolina.

by · 02/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
Review:  The Stories

Review: The Stories

The Stories is an excellent introduction to the illustrious talent that is award-winning author Jane Gardam.

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Girardeau, the first honor graduate of the College of Charleston.

John LaFayette Girardeau

At Columbia, Girardeau represented the most conservative elements in the Southern Presbyterian Church. He bitterly opposed his colleague James Woodrow who was advocating a theistic interpretation of evolution.

by · 02/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
Review: Station Eleven

Review: Station Eleven

Mandel deftly weaves these complex threads into a chilling tale that is by turns darkly comic, horrifically bleak, and achingly brilliant. A beautifully crafted post-apocalyptic survival story for grownups.

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A look at women’s suffrage in S.C.

A look at women’s suffrage in S.C.

Excerpted with permission from the S.C. Encyclopedia: The enfranchisement of women in South Carolina was first discussed publicly during the Reconstruction period. A women’s rights convention held in Columbia in December 1870 received a warm letter of support from Governor R. K. Scott.

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