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Walter Edgar

Walter B. Edgar is an American historian and author specializing in Southern history and culture, particularly for South Carolina. Edgar is considered to be the preeminent South Carolina historian of this generation and has authored or edited several books about the state, including 'South Carolina: A History' and 'The South Carolina Encyclopedia'. Wikipedia*

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Walter Edgar has six videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Call-In. The year with the most videos was 2001 with two videos. Most common tags: Chesnut, Mary, Slavery and the Civil War (1850-1865), South Carolina.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1999 - Present Director, Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina Videos: 6

Recent Appearances

  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston

    Stephen Wise talks about how Union forces repeatedly targeted the port of Charleston, South Carolina, using a variety of…

  • <em>South Carolina: A History</em>

    South Carolina: A History

    Walter Edgar talked about his book, South Carolina: A History, in which he chronicles South Carolina’s changing politics, reawakening after…

  • <em>Partisans and Redcoats</em>

    Partisans and Redcoats

    Professor Edgar discussed his book, Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Conflict that Turned the Tide of the American…

  • Mary Chesnut

    Mary Chesnut

    Mr. Edgar talked about the life and legacy of Mary Chesnut and displayed several original documents relating to her journals…

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