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The South Carolina encyclopedia /
edited by Walter Edgar.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 2006.
xxi, 1077 p.
1570035989 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781570035982 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 2006.
1570035989 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781570035982 (cloth : alk. paper)
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"A project of the Humanities Council SC."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-04-01:
This handsome one-volume reference guide reflects the culmination of an eight-year project between the Humanities Council^D]S^D]C, the Institute of Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina Press. For this first general encyclopedic treatment of South Carolina, almost 600 authors contributed 1,927 entries, ranging in length from 250 to 2,000 words. Topics in 19 subject areas cover the gamut of economic, educational, social, political, religious, and cultural experience. Intended as a resource for a wide audience, this work offers entries that are scholarly yet accessible to general and young adult readers. Brief bibliographies accompany the vast majority of entries, and the volume includes a subject index of individuals, places, items, and events covered therein. The encyclopedia is beautifully illustrated with 439 illustrations and 80 maps, many of them previously unpublished. Most of the maps were created particularly for this volume. The sponsoring organizations are generously placing copies of this work in all of South Carolina's public schools; the encyclopedia's modest price makes it affordable to most institutions and agencies. This is a particularly valuable resource for institutions with academic programs emphasizing American and southern history and culture. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. L. K. Speer Southeast Missouri State University
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