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HIS 270: South Carolina History: Home

South Carolina History

History 270 will concentrate on the study of South Carolina's political, economic, and social development from 1670 to the present.


Ruins of Sheldon Church, located near Yemassee, SC. It was built by William Bull around 1755 then burned in 1779 by British troops. The church was rebuilt in 1826 then burned again by General William T. Sherman in 1865.

Photo by sfgamchick via Flickr Creative Commons

Annotated Bibliography Topics

  • Native American Society Prior to 1670
  • Colonization of South Carolina
  • African Slave Trade and the Development of the South Carolina Colony
  • Stono Rebellion
  • South Carolina and the Origins of the American Revolution (1765-1775)
  • Revolutionary Disorder: Guerilla War, Violence, and Social Disorder during the Era of the American Revolution
  • Battle of Cowpens
  • South Carolina and the Ratification of the Constitution
  • Slave Labor and the Plantation System
  • Slave Families and the Plantation
  • John C. Calhoun and the Defense of Slavery
  • Cherokee Indians and the Trail of Tears
  • Nullification Crisis
  • Compromise of 1850 and the First Secession Crisis in South Carolina (1849-1852)
  • Secession Crisis and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Fort Sumter
  • Women and the Confederate War Effort
  • South Carolina Soldiers and the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War
  • Opposition to Confederate Policies of Conscription, Confiscation, and Exemption during the Civil War
  • Port Royal Experiment
  • Freedmen’s Bureau
  • African American Politics during Reconstruction
  • Ku Klux Klan and Reconstruction
  • Racism, Violence, and the Democratic Victory in the 1876 Election
  • Textile Mills and Economic Development of the Upcountry
  • Disfranchisement
  • Segregation
  • Lynching
  • Black Education in South Carolina during the Era of Segregation (1890-1950s)
  • Women’s Suffrage Movement in South Carolina
  • World War I and South Carolina Society
  • New Deal in South Carolina
  • 1934 Strike
  • World War II and its Impact on South Carolina
  • Dixiecrats and the 1948 Election
  • Briggs v. Elliott and the South Carolina Origins of Brown v. Board of Education
  • Freedom Rides
  • Desegregation of Clemson
  • Orangeburg Massacre
  • Economic Developments in South Carolina since 1945
  • Demographic Changes in South Carolina since 1980

What Is An Annotated Bibliography?

Perdue OWL defines an annotated bibliography as the following:

A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources.