SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE 1880s:
by John Hammond Moore
The 1880s were both an end and a beginning.
This quiet but vital decade witnessed the rise of Ben Tillman, the onset of
textile-mill culture, and the birth pangs of urban society. Although the
new barons of industry and railroads paid lip service to the Palmetto State's
plantation past and its Confederate heritage, soil and sentiment seldom had much
impact upon their policies and programs.
No one has documented these sweeping changes
more eloquently than the staff of South Carolina's leading newspaper of the
1880s, Charleston's News and Courier. Roaming the state in search
of news, readers and advertising dollars, various reporters wrote penetrating
portraits of towns and cities, large and small. From Abbeville to
Georgetown, Port Royal, and York.
Forty four articles from Charleston’s News and Courier
which depict the growth and change that took place in the 1880s.
342 pages. B/w photos. 1989. Sandlapper.
, ISBN 13: 978-0-87844-069-8/ISBN