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Book Discussion on Empire of Cotton
Sven Beckert talked about his book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, about the origins of the global cotton trade and its impact on the international economy.457 views
Burning of Columbia
Panelists talked about the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, during the Civil War, and how the event has been remembered by the city and in history.81 views
On February 17, 1865, Columbia, South Carolina, surrendered to the Union Army under General William Tecumseh Sherman. The city suffered widespread destruction over the course of the following days.