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The Antebellum Development Of The Penitentiary Debate In South Carolina, Florence Gregorie Sloan May 2019

The Antebellum Development Of The Penitentiary Debate In South Carolina, Florence Gregorie Sloan

Student Scholarship

The early 19th century was marked by reform movements aimed at alleviating poverty, reducing crime, decreasing illiteracy, and providing better care for the mentally ill. In the United States, as in Europe, the debate over prison reform arose from the growing public fear that the stability of social institutions and values was crumbling, especially because lawlessness abounded across the country in the Jacksonian era.[1] Reformers sought a way to save and preserve the established social order, and reformers found their cure-all solution in the establishment of penitentiaries, which were institutions that sought to transform the criminal into an ...


Historic United Methodist Churches And Places In South Carolina, James A. Neal Oct 2014

Historic United Methodist Churches And Places In South Carolina, James A. Neal

Methodist Books

This is the second printing of this book. The first was by Eastside Printing, Columbia, SC in 2010. The author plans on a second edition sometime in the future that would include a section on churches of historical significance not in this edition. This reprint is the same as the original except for correcting an address, removing two pictures that lacked clarity and changing the cover page. The author is a native of Lancaster, S.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College, a Master of Criminal Justice degree from the University of South Carolina, and is only a ...


Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight Sep 2014

Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

The prisoners ask that the prison yard at Worcester jail be extended to accomodate the increasing number of prisoners.


The Lafayette Mclaws Papers, Lafayette Mclaws Jan 2014

The Lafayette Mclaws Papers, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

Complete letters and transcriptions.


Advanced Placement American History In 3-D, J. David Alvis, Steve Jobe, Erin Frost Apr 2013

Advanced Placement American History In 3-D, J. David Alvis, Steve Jobe, Erin Frost

Arthur Vining Davis High Impact Fellows Projects

The purpose of this project is to create an online collection of visual works that will enable high school teachers to supplement their instruction of AP American history as well as local history in Spartanburg, SC. We are grateful for this grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and believe that this project will be a credit to their generosity. It is a commonly acknowledge fact in pedagogy today that visual stimulation enhances learning and makes it more enjoyable. Art can introduce social studies, literature, civics, and even science and math in an immediate, tangible way. In AP American History ...


Economic Development In Cold War South Carolina, R. Phillip Stone Ii Mar 2009

Economic Development In Cold War South Carolina, R. Phillip Stone Ii

Faculty Scholarship

Argues that South Carolina did not benefit from Cold War-influenced economic development because of the lack of industry in the state and the lack of skilled workers. South Carolina's focus on low-wage, low-value added production continued well into the modern era.


Cornbread & Sushi: A Journey Through The Rural South, John E. Lane, Deno P. Trakas Jan 2006

Cornbread & Sushi: A Journey Through The Rural South, John E. Lane, Deno P. Trakas

College Books

"This book is a collaborative product of the Cornbread & Sushi Seminar at Wofford College 2005-2006"

The seminar was led by the faculty members John Lane and Deno Trakas. The contributors (including Wofford students, faculty, and staff, and Southern authors) are: Austin Baker, Elizabeth Bethea, Butch Clay, Hal Crowther, Ivy Farr, Tom Franklin, William Gay, Frye Gaillard, Steve Harvey, Casey Lambert, Martin Lammon, John Lane, Lewis Lovett, Trish Makres, Karen Sayler McElmurray, Larry McGehee, Jim Morgan, Mary Mungo, Mark Olencki, Wilson Peden, Jason Rains, Hallie Sessoms, Ron Rash, Dori Sanders, Bettie Sellers, George Singleton, Lee Smith, Deno Trakas, Laura Vaughn, and ...


The Isle Of Tranquility In An Age Of Turbulence: Student Life At Wofford In The Sixties And Seventies, David Morgan May 1981

The Isle Of Tranquility In An Age Of Turbulence: Student Life At Wofford In The Sixties And Seventies, David Morgan

College Books

A senior thesis, prepared in 1981, about student life at Wofford College during the 1960s and 1970s. The author makes use of student newspaper articles and some interviews to describe student reaction during a period of change.


From Stolnoy To Spartanburg: The Two Worlds Of A Former Russian Princess, Marie Gagarine Jan 1971

From Stolnoy To Spartanburg: The Two Worlds Of A Former Russian Princess, Marie Gagarine

College Books

Marie Gagarine grew up amid the luxury and privilege of tsarist Russia. With the Revolution of 1917, the world of her youth was swept away and she was forced to flee, eventually finding a new life for herself and her sons in the United States. Today she is a devoted citizen of her adopted country, dedicated to her teaching at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


River Voyageurs: A Journal, Duane A. Stober Jan 1969

River Voyageurs: A Journal, Duane A. Stober

Local History

A Journal compiled by Duane A. Stober for a 1969 Wofford College Interim project. The project was a canoe trip on several South Carolina rivers from Pacolet to Charleston. The project studied the biology, history, and geology of the river system in addition to canoeing on the rivers. The tour took place between January 9 and 21, 1969.


Old Cokesbury In Greenwood County, South Carolina: Religious And Educational Center In Nineteenth Century, John W. Moore Aug 1954

Old Cokesbury In Greenwood County, South Carolina: Religious And Educational Center In Nineteenth Century, John W. Moore

Methodist Books

The sketch in this booklet was wrltten at the request oft The Index-Journal of Greenwood by John W. Moore and was published in The Index-Joumal in three installments, appearing on Aug. 12, Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, 1954. Th author, who now makes his home at Mount Pleasant. S. C., first wrote a shorter sketch about Cokesbury which was published in two installments in the Charleston (SC) News and Courier in February 1954.


Early Settlers In The Carolina Dutch Fork, 1744-*1760, Elmer B. Hallman Jun 1944

Early Settlers In The Carolina Dutch Fork, 1744-*1760, Elmer B. Hallman

Student Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Structure And Functions Of The Federal Reserve System Of The United States Today, William Law Goode Apr 1938

The Structure And Functions Of The Federal Reserve System Of The United States Today, William Law Goode

College Books

An overview of the history of the Federal Reserve system from its creation in 1913 to the late 1930s, and a description of its structure as of the late 1930s.


Spartanburg Centennial Celebration And Pageant, O. K. Williams Jr. Nov 1931

Spartanburg Centennial Celebration And Pageant, O. K. Williams Jr.

Local History

Snyder Field

Wofford College

Spartanburg, S. C.

November 20, 1931

Pageant presented by high school students in Spartanburg County of historical moments in the county's history.


Welcome, Lindy: Official Souvenir Program, October 12, 1927, Spartanburg Chamber Of Commerce Oct 1927

Welcome, Lindy: Official Souvenir Program, October 12, 1927, Spartanburg Chamber Of Commerce

Local History

Souvenir program with photographs, advertisements, historical information, and schedule for a visit to Spartanburg by Col. Charles A. Lindbergh. The program contains information about aeronautics, about Lindbergh, about Spartanburg's recently-opened downtown airport, and advertisements from many sponsors.


Panoramic Photograph Of 3rd Liberty Loan Parade, 27th Division U.S. Army, Spartanburg, S.C., 1918., W. J. Armstrong Jan 1918

Panoramic Photograph Of 3rd Liberty Loan Parade, 27th Division U.S. Army, Spartanburg, S.C., 1918., W. J. Armstrong

Local History

A panoramic photograph, taken from the Cleveland Hotel, captures downtown Spartanburg, S.C. in 1918, and in particular, the 3rd Liberty Loan parade, with the 27th Division of the U.S Army marching down Main Street. Numerous downtown landmarks are visible, including the towers of Wofford College, the spire of Central Methodist Church, Cleveland Law Range, the court house of the period, Andrews Building, Belk Hudson Building, the Daniel Morgan Statue and Morgan Square, the intersection of Main and Church Streets, the original City Hall and the Spartanburg Herald Journal Building.


Carlisle Memorial Volume, Watson Boone Duncan, Charles Forster Smith, Henry Nelson Snyder, Robert A. Law, David Duncan Wallace Jan 1916

Carlisle Memorial Volume, Watson Boone Duncan, Charles Forster Smith, Henry Nelson Snyder, Robert A. Law, David Duncan Wallace

College Books

Table of Contents:

The Carlisle Family

Life Sketch of Dr. Carlisle - by Dr. Charles Forster Smith

Dr. Carlisle as a Citizen - by Watson B. Duncan

The Wofford Chapel Hour - by Dr. Henry Nelson Snyder

Wofford College and its President Twenty Years Ago - by Dr. Robert A. Law

Dr. Carlisle as a Teacher - by Dr. David Duncan Wallace

Tributes to Dr. Carlisle


William Wallace Duncan, An Appreciation, John C. Kilgo Jan 1908

William Wallace Duncan, An Appreciation, John C. Kilgo

College Books

FOREWORD President John C. Kilgo, of Trinity College, prepared the contents of this volume to be presented in manuscript form to the members of Bishop Duncan's family. He was for many years closely associated with Bishop Duncan and between them there existed the warmest and most intimate friendship. A number of Bishop Duncan's friends and admirers expressed a desire to have a copy of this appreciation in permanent form, and Dr. Kilgo has kindly given us permission to have the manuscript printed. We are issuing this volume as a tribute of respect to one whose life and labors ...


Correspondence To William Barrett Taylor, Date Unknown Or Unclear, Mary Sophia Boggs, Co-Operative Building Plan Association Architects, George S. & J. Willis Hewitt, Practical Paper Hangers, William Barrett Taylor Dec 1901

Correspondence To William Barrett Taylor, Date Unknown Or Unclear, Mary Sophia Boggs, Co-Operative Building Plan Association Architects, George S. & J. Willis Hewitt, Practical Paper Hangers, William Barrett Taylor

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Correspondence to William Barrett Taylor, date unknown or unclear.

Box 3, folder 7.


Work Of South Carolina Methodism Among The Slaves, Leroy F. Beaty Nov 1901

Work Of South Carolina Methodism Among The Slaves, Leroy F. Beaty

Methodist Historical Society Addresses

Summarizes the work of Methodist missionaries and clergy among slaves in the South Carolina Lowcountry during the early 19th century.


Correspondence To Elizabeth ("Bessie") Mccaw Boggs Taylor, Dates Unknown, William Barrett Taylor, Mary Sophia Boggs Jan 1901

Correspondence To Elizabeth ("Bessie") Mccaw Boggs Taylor, Dates Unknown, William Barrett Taylor, Mary Sophia Boggs

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Boggs Family Paper, Box 2, Folder 1.

Correspondence to Elizabeth ("Bessie") McCaw Boggs Taylor, dates unknown


Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unclear., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison Jan 1901

Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unclear., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

A letter from Anna Harrison, the wife of 9th President William Harrison, to a "dear friend and cousin" about current status and well being of family relations. Harrison explains that she is thankful for her good health. Written from Northbend, Ohio.


Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unknown., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison Jan 1901

Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unknown., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Anna Harrison, wife of ninth President William Henry Harrison, writes to a friend in Vermont, apologizing for a current indisposition, which prevented her from attending to a request sooner. Dated August 28, year unknown.


Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier Jan 1901

Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Cabinet card is 6.5in (16.5cm) tall and 4.5in (11cm) wide. Millie and Christine are photographed in full portrait, each in fine clothes and shoes, each grasping the curtains that frame them in the photographer's studio. Christine, presumably the figure on the right, hold a fan in her right hand.


Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, 1900s: March 18, 1900 - January 6, 1908, Edith Boggs, George R. Bissell Mar 1900

Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, 1900s: March 18, 1900 - January 6, 1908, Edith Boggs, George R. Bissell

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Boggs Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 7.

Correspondence to General William Robertson Boggs, 1900s: March 18, 1900 - January 6, 1908.


Thomas A. Askew Letter, Thomas A. Askew Jan 1900

Thomas A. Askew Letter, Thomas A. Askew

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Askew writes to several correspondents regarding some business matters and payments. Letter on stationary featuring political flag of the Confederate States of America and entitling reading "Head Quarters Chatham Artillery." Chatham Artillery was a militia organization from Savannah Georgia that entered service for the Confederacy in 1862.


Deposition By Thomas Williams, Signed By John Marshall. Date Unknown., John Marshall, Thomas Williams Jan 1900

Deposition By Thomas Williams, Signed By John Marshall. Date Unknown., John Marshall, Thomas Williams

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

In this deposition, the deponent Thomas Williams reports that he encouraged a girl to return a pocketbook to W. Minns. The girl later overhears W. Minns state the pocket book belonged to W. Thomas Reynolds, signed by John Marshall.


Letter From Joel R. Poinsett To Commodore David Porter, Requesting Dinner With He And His Secretary Of Legation, John Mason., Joel Roberts Poinsett Jan 1900

Letter From Joel R. Poinsett To Commodore David Porter, Requesting Dinner With He And His Secretary Of Legation, John Mason., Joel Roberts Poinsett

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Joel R. Poinsett writes to Commodore David Porter, requesting a "family dinner with an old friend" and Poinsett's Secretary of Legation, John Mason.


Note From Francis Lieber To Merchant Regarding Shipment Of Goods, Date Unclear, New York., Francis Lieber Jan 1900

Note From Francis Lieber To Merchant Regarding Shipment Of Goods, Date Unclear, New York., Francis Lieber

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Verso abstract includes note: "Prof Col College, South Carolina, Now in N.Y."


Personal Experiences Of Mrs. Campbell Bryce During The Burning Of Columbia, South Carolina By General W. T. Sherman's Army, February 17, 1865, Campbell Bryce Jan 1899

Personal Experiences Of Mrs. Campbell Bryce During The Burning Of Columbia, South Carolina By General W. T. Sherman's Army, February 17, 1865, Campbell Bryce

Local History

This record of my personal experiences during the occupation of Columbia by the Federal army under General W. T. Sherman, I dedicate to you, my dear children, remembering well how eagerly I sought for and cherished every tradition and scrap of history handed down to me by my parents of their parents, who were participants in the War of the Revolution. Though this story has often been told, and is old and familiar, I flatter myself that your children and your children's children will appreciate my record far more than you do now, to whom it is more. than ...