IN THE GREAT MAELSTROM Conservatives in Post - Civil War South Carolina

IN THE GREAT MAELSTROM Conservatives in Post - Civil War South Carolina

By: Holden, Charles J

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Examines how traditional thinkers both adjusted and clung to their beliefs long after the war; Few would question the assertion that South Carolina remained a conservative state long after the Civil War; one only needs to stroll over the grounds of the state capitol to be reminded of this long-running tradition in the state's history. But few have bothered to ask how, in the years following utter defeat during the Civil War, South Carolina remained a philosophically conservative state. How did self-proclaimed South Carolina conservatives maintain their beliefs in elite rule, the importance of a living tradition, and white supremacy through the loss of slavery, the rise of industry, populism, progressivism, and on through the New Deal? A study of South Carolina intellectual history from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the 1945 advent of the Aromic Age, In the Great Maelstrom explores this ideology. The collapse of the Confederacy and the abolition of slavery forced South Carolina thinkers to ask what they could still believe in. In reconstructing their world views to fit the times, they employed the principles of white supremacy, the politics of elitism, and historicism. Charles

Title: IN THE GREAT MAELSTROM Conservatives in Post - Civil War South Carolina

Author Name: Holden, Charles J

Categories: South Carolina, U S History, South Carolina - History, Political Science; Politics,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 1570034761

ISBN Number 13: 9781570034763

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 37847

Keywords: Conservatism Frederick Porcher Edward Mccrady Jr Theodore Jervey Jr William Watts Ball,