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Stolen Lives: Remembering the Tragedy of Slaverynew

A half moon disappeared as the sun rose out of the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 1, 1832. The humid coastal winds filled the sails and carried the ship through the waves as J.W. Martin captained the Schooner Wild Cat, a 40-plus ton sailboat, out of the port of Charleston, S.C. Among the tons of cargo, the ship carried six slaves, bound for new owners in New Orleans.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jacob Fuller  |  06-01-2012  |  Race & Class

Famously Drunk: A Brief History of Drinking in Columbia,

Probing the historic depths of Columbia's drinking culture.
Columbia Free Times  |  Eva Moore  |  02-23-2012  |  Food+Drink

Library Seeks to Save Jefferson’s Papersnew

In three years, Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Articles of Confederation, helped secure French aid for the Revolutionary War and deployed soldiers to fight Native Americans on Virginia’s western frontier. Now, the Library of Virginia is restoring all 2,500 of Jefferson’s executive papers, which date from 1779 to 1781, to ensure they survive as long as his legacy.
Style Weekly  |  Melissa Scott Sinclair  |  08-17-2011  |  History

Teddy Roosevelt Saw This Coming

Why did our political system become so corrupt and unresponsive? How did we end up with such a rigid, Old European-style class system—in which you can't get ahead unless you were born that way? One hundred years ago, Teddy Roosevelt saw this coming.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  06-02-2011  |  Commentary

For the Left, the Civil War Must be Just About Slaverynew

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the battle of Fort Sumter, MSNBC television host Rachel Maddow said on her evening program, "The fact that the first shots were fired in South Carolina specifically came as no surprise."
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  04-20-2011  |  Commentary

Turning an Old Biker Bar into a Sleek Woodworking Studionew

In a city populated by pre-Civil War buildings rife with history, the tale behind Michael Moran's new upper Meeting Street woodworking studio completely deviates from the norm. "It used to be a biker bar and strip club," he says.
Charleston City Paper  |  Lisa Ryan  |  04-20-2011  |  Culture

Charleston Staged a World-Class Civil War Commemorationnew

The Civil War Sesquicentennial observance is over, and I'm already thinking about the bicentennial. In the meantime, I would like to hand out kudos to the people of Charleston and South Carolina for the way they conducted themselves through these uncertain times of change.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  04-20-2011  |  Commentary

By 2061, Will We Know What Started the Civil War?new

On Tuesday, we heard the first shots of the Civil War re-enacted at Fort Sumter, 150 years after the real shots that inspired them. At first blush, it would seem that all is peace, nostalgia, and remembrance in the sesquicentennial of America's bloodiest war.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  04-13-2011  |  Commentary

Jerry Butler: Soul Survivornew

Jerry "Iceman" Butler was an A-list soul singer, playing with Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. Today, he mulls taxes and health care as the longest-serving member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  04-12-2011  |  Music

Arcadia's Latest Book Offers an Illustrated Look at the Start of the Civil Warnew

One of the more colorful and historically specific releases of their Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing's latest Charleston-based book The First Shot is an impressive, military-themed history lesson and collection of images.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  04-12-2011  |  Nonfiction

Remembering the Other Civil War ... the One We are Still Fightingnew

Have we grown up enough to see our history more accurately and fairly? Will we continue to hide from our past? Are we ready to face that other civil war, the one that still divides us, the one that we read about in our newspapers every day? Will that war ever be over?
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  04-11-2011  |  Commentary

'Curveball' Tells the Story of Toni Stone, the First Female Negro League Baseball Playernew

Stone's life and career -- from neighborhood pickup game to cross-country barnstorming to obscurity in retirement -- are aptly recounted in Martha Ackmann's Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  04-11-2011  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Stegelin's Cartoon: Civil War Sesquicentenialnew

Civil War Sesquicentenial
Charleston City Paper  |  Steve Stegelin  |  04-07-2011  |  Cartoons

The War Over the Meaning of the Civil War is Less Civil Than Evernew

There is a difference between being politically incorrect and being racist. But there is no difference between whitewashing Southern history and refusing to tell the region's entire history, which requires deviating from the politically correct parameters of black and white.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  04-07-2011  |  Commentary

'Civil War Voices' Brings True Stories to the Stagenew

Barter Theatre's production of the musical Civil War Voices tells the true stories of five individuals, including a pair of separated lovers, a freed slave employed by Mary Todd Lincoln, and a Northern teacher who decides to fight for his country.
Charleston City Paper  |  Michael Smallwood  |  04-07-2011  |  Theater

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