When South Carolina Was an Armed Camp: The Reconstruction Essays of Belton O’Neall Townsend. Edited by John Hammond Moore. In the 1870s a series of dramatic articles about the political, economic, and social scene in Reconstruction-era South Carolina appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and the New York Tribune. Although published aonymously, the author was Belton O’Neall Townsend from Florence, SC. Home House Press is pleased to republish all six of the essays, as well as his epic poem “Wild with All Regret: A Tale of Reconstruction”. This important new work includes an extensive biographical introduction by noted historian John Hammond Moore and will prove to be an important addition to your library.
Art is a Powerful Language – Willard Hirsch: The Man, The Artist Willard Hirsch (1905-1982) was Charleston’s premier twentieth century sculptor. Remarkably agile, he worked on a wide range of subjects, from Biblical themes to whimsy, and in varied media including wood, terra-cotta, bronze, fiberglass, and steel. His work is widely known and can be found throughout the country, especially in his native South Carolina. Many colleges and universities feature his sculptures. Among them are the College of Charleston, Clemson University, South Carolina State University and Francis Marion University. Compiled by his daughter Jane Hirsch, this volume presents an inside view of the man and his art. Essays by noted art historian Martha R. Severens, family members, friends, and students show Willard Hirsch’s humor, his firm standards, and his enormous creativity.
The Fabric of Liberty: The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina by Alexander Moore recounts the distinctive 225 year history, beginning in 1783, of the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina. It recounts the organization’s continuity and power to heal internal and external dissensions, great and small. Throughout South Carolina’s history, the Society has been a vehicle for reconciliation: in the aftermath of the American Revolution, during the antebellum era, between Confederate South Carolina and the victorious Union in the Civil War, and in modern times between starkly competing visions of South Carolina’s place in the nation and the world.
A chronicle that covers the entire Civil War timeframe, from the Secession Convention to the skirmishes outside Greenville that followed the official surrenders, The Civil War in South Carolina: Selections from the South Carolina Historical Magazine is edited by noted Beaufort historian Lawrence S. Rowland and editor/author Stephen G. Hoffius. Articles provide both Confederate and Union views of the attack on Fort Sumter and Sherman’s March, including studies of technological breakthroughs and recipes on how to substitute for foods unavailable because of the Union blockade. Contributors include some of the state’s leading historians, including J. Tracy Power, Sam Stoney, J. H. Easterby, John Hammond Moore, Leah Townsend, Harlan Greene, and W. Eric Emerson.
South Carolina and Barbados Connections: Selections from the South Carolina Historical Magazine chronicles the efforts of early Barbadians to settle South Carolina in the late seventeenth century and expands our understanding of that remarkable connection. The island of Barbados played a major role in the settlement and development of South Carolina. In this collection of writings from the South Carolina Historical Magazine, many aspects of that Barbadian influence are studied and challenged. This splendid introduction will encourage further readings and stimulate additional research.
Led On! Step By Step: Life in the South, 1828 – 1898 is the autobiography of Reverend Anthony Toomer Porter, first published in 1898. It is a wrenching, touching and revealing story about how one courageous man made positive and valuable contributions to the rebuilding of our state in the wake of its most tumultuous times, the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the same time, it is a valuable resource for understanding the history of that difficult era and a most entertaining volume to read.
The Press began fulfilling its mission with the re-publication of The Shaftesbury Papers, a volume containing important documents related to the settlement of Carolina in 1670. It was first printed in 1897 by the South Carolina Historical Society and remains the most important resource for researchers and readers who want to learn how and why the Carolina Lowcountry was established. Price $29.95
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Home House Press, founded in 2010, publishes and distributes books that honor the rich history of South Carolina. Our purpose is to print fresh and improved editions of important works that are no longer in print and to publish new books by modern authors that further enhance a knowledge of our state’s strengths and weaknesses.
Home House Press authors and editors are available to present informative and entertaining programs for anyone interested in the state’s history. Most of the programs are available as lectures or PowerPoint presentations.
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