Yellow Jessamine

Unlike imported-from-Asia camellias, which over time melded organically into the South Carolina landscape, yellow…
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Huzzah to History!

While the Civil War receives a great deal of attention in South Carolina,…
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Palmetto Pride

Try to count the number of palmetto-and-crescent decals on the back glasses of…
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Ex Libris: Shackleton’s Boat Journey

I first read the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton while trudging through the…
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Ex Libris: The Golden Christmas and The Bachelor’s Christmas

Charlestonian William Gilmore Simms can easily be described not only as the literary…
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South Carolina’s Royal House

Currently, 85 churches are designated as basilicas in the United States. But in…
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The Height of Conflict

Understanding how Vietnam became a battleground for millions of young Americans may be…
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Ex Libris: Blood and Thunder

From Lewis and Clark’s 1804 expedition up the Missouri and to the Pacific…
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Boo!

Every year, October brings cooler temperatures, the crunch of fallen leaves, and Halloween…
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Ex Libris: The Romantic Poets

Romanticism so defines the 19th century that it is reflected in almost all examples…
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Pages for the Ages

Like life and love, the world of old books can be so unfair.…
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Then Sings My Soul

Living, breathing history is an experience that cannot be ignored. It enlivens all…
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