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Columbia and Richland County : a South Carolina community, 1740-1990 /
John Hammond Moore.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c1993.
xiii, 521 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c1993.
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Spine title: Columbia & Richland County.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 482-496) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-06:
Recent historiography has given little room to cities. Moore has written a biography of Columbia, a community that as a capital, economic center, and southern city is illustrative of many themes of the American South. Moore tells the story of Columbia from Revolutionary War frontier settlements to the post-WW II boom that brought it to regional prominence. No longer the sleepy town that was laid to ruin by General William T. Sherman, Columbia is now the home of a major university, major military installations, significant industry, and a booming metropolitan population. Woven through the story of these developments is a sensitivity to issues of race, discussion of urban politics, and commentary on civic promotional schemes. Moore can be faulted for inattention to urban process. His book is a celebration of people; he has a penchant for name-dropping and a tendency to tell only the local story without a comparative perspective on urbanization. He cannot, though, be faulted for thorough use of the sources and engaging writing. A sound addition to the literature on South Carolina history. General; undergraduate. T. F. Armstrong; Georgia College
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The story of South Carolina's heartland told from the prospective of a founding father, a plantation mistress, an African-American politician, an editor, a mayor, and other local residents.
Table of Contents
Foundations, 1740-1800p. 1
Of Land and Peoplep. 3
Regulators and Rebelsp. 19
New County, New Townp. 37
Colonel Taylor's Congaree Settlementp. 58
Image and Reality, 1800-1860p. 77
Churches, Commerce, Canals, and Controversyp. 79
South Carolina College - The Early Yearsp. 100
Slavery, Race, and Colorp. 118
Columbia at Mid-Centuryp. 136
Keziah Brevard's Richland Countyp. 159
War and Peace, 1866-1890p. 181
The War Yearsp. 183
Adjusting to New Realitiesp. 209
The Enigmatic Eightiesp. 229
The World of W. B. Nashp. 252
A Dynamic Half Century, 1890-1940p. 273
Suburbs, Streetcars, and Skyscrapersp. 276
Mills, Parks, and War Campsp. 300
Boom, Bust, and a New Dealp. 323
William Gonzales's Columbiap. 345
Blacks: Outside Looking Inp. 369
The Decline of Sectionalism, 1940-1990p. 389
Battles Big and Smallp. 391
Reviving Reconstructionp. 414
The Urban Vision of Lester Batesp. 432
The Heart of the Midlands at 250p. 456
App. 1: Intendants and Mayors, 1806-1865p. 466
App. 2: Columbia Business Directory, 1860p. 467
App. 3: Gazetteer of Richland County, 1879-1880p. 477
App. 4: Mayors, 1865-1990p. 480
App. 5: Population, 1790-1990p. 481
Sources for Columbia-Richland County Historyp. 482
Indexp. 497
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