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    strangers in the city in the winter months When the news spread that the disease had made its way into the city these visitors made a quick exit Boats were overflowing with people hastily trying to get out of the city so as to avoid the disease Businesses were in a state of panic as their main source of money was leaving and people that lived in the city permanently were not themselves anymore Fear of the disease had changed even the kindest person into a mean and very self centered individual People were forced to care only for themselves and those closest to them Thousands of people had died in just over three weeks and it had only left the people who were true to their home This brought the trade and the business of the city to a screeching halt Clapp stated the outbreak of cholera descended like an avalanche upon our gay busy and happy population What was once a thriving economy had turned into a bleak home for a disease ridden population in twenty four days time However this was not to be the downfall of New Orleans Theodore Clapp said in his communication that the disease had been perfectly manageable in its early stages and that no more than fifteen to twenty people of note had died The majority of those that had died were the African Americans the immigrants and those suffering from poverty By February 17 1849 people had started returning to the city and society had been restored In a matter of weeks the people had gone from running from the city to returning which was not the case in the epidemic of 1833 The people were very happy that the epidemic had only lasted a few weeks The outbreak in late

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    Urban Life Boosterism Cotton farming had reached great heights in Georgia by the mid 1800 s but some saw that there was still room to grow in the cotton business Though most of their neighbors were engaged in farming twenty citizens of Athens Georgia decided to break the mold In January of 1849 they announced in the Athens Southern Banner that they were joining together to form a new business The Athens An Absent Plantation Owner Date s February 10 1849 Location IBERVILLE Louisiana Tag s Agriculture It seems that John Murrell of Lynchburg Virginia was often away from his Louisiana plantation Murrell bought Tally Ho Plantation in Iberville Parish in 1848 The plantation was run by an overseer named L Hewett who communicated with Murrell through a series of letters most posted to an address in Lynchburg and some to an address in New Orleans In the letters Hewett told Murrell about the Moral vs Immoral Exploring Slavery in Florida Date s January 1 1849 Location ALCHUA Florida Tag s Race Relations Slavery He called the slave owners worse than house thieves and we laughed at the old fool for his ignorance said Margaret Lynn Lewis in a 1849 letter to her son John Lewis Cochran As members of the planter class the Lewis family relied on slave labor in order to maintain their farm The use of slave labor in Florida was centered on King Cotton which was essential to the prosperity of the The Change of Society in New Orleans Brought on by Cholera in 1849 Date s December 30 1848 to February 17 1849 Location ORLEANS Louisiana Tag s cholera New Orleans The devastation of cholera resumed in New Orleans on January 13 1849 when the Medical Board pronounced that the disease had made its way

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    Mary recieved a seemingly progressive gender equal education This progressive education however was less about producing intellectuals and more about creating successful mothers As the South Carolina Baptist Convention concluded in their decision to start the school women were their sons first and perhaps most important teachers Through the early instruction by their mothers young boys gained their moral compasses their religious convictions and their veneration for honor The education of women therefore was not thought of as an end in itself it was meant to be the beginning of a cycle that would improve the education and character of future male generations Though the mission of gender equal education was forward thinking for the times the reasoning behind it was typical of the mid nineteenth century The college s 1857 catalog also indicates the school s consonance with prevailing notions of gender and intellectual station Though the distribution of faculty members four men to four women seems to indicate a certain amount of gender equality an examination of the subjects taught by each reveals an intellectual inequality The four men each taught advanced subjects like science ancient languages and philosophy and all worked in the collegiate department The women

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    was the slave of Alexander Nelson In his will Nelson manumitted Phyllis at the age of thirty five and all of her daughters at age twenty seven Phyllis died on the way to Liberia but Harriet still wanted her chance at freedom In 1857 however Harriet was over twenty seven years old and still Harriet s Freedom Date s 1857 Location SHELBY Alabama Tag s African Americans Law Migration Transportation Slavery Harriet knew that when she turned twenty seven years old she was free Harriet s mother Phyllis was the slave of Alexander Nelson In his will Nelson manumitted Phyllis at the age of thirty five and all of her daughters at age twenty seven Phyllis died on the way to Liberia but Harriet still wanted her chance at freedom In 1857 however Harriet was over twenty seven years old and still The Nineteenth Century Web of Race and Divorce Date s 1857 Location LOWNDES Mississippi Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Law Race Relations Women Having a petition granted for divorce was hard to come by in the nineteenth century However each year many divorce petitions were filed in the South In 1857 Mrs Charlotte Smith of Lowndes County Mississippi stated that she caught her husband committing adultery with a negro girl named Nancy in April of that year Mrs Smith devastated by her husband s crime filed for divorce alimony Order On Plantations Date s 1857 Location FRANKLIN Florida Tag s Slave plantation Maintaining order on a plantation that was dependent on slavery was very important To achieve this slaves required positive aspects in their life to look forward to These privileges drove them to work The creation of task systems and gang systems were frequent practices and established content lives among workers Task systems were designed so

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    streets buildings and residence halls erected in his name there is no doubt McBee had an impact on Greenville SC McBee s name does not have the same resonance outside of this South Carolina city today although in 1852 McBee gained national recognition in the southern agricultural magazine De Bows Review The publication Furman University Catalog first edition 1852 Date s 1852 Location Tag s school Education The main resource utilized by Furman University students and faculty for information pertaining to academics and university policies guidelines is the University Catalog Furman s first catalog was first published in 1852 under the Board of Trustees President W B Johnson with James C Furman as the chairman of faculty In its opening pages the catalog lists every student at Furman and their The Greenville Baptist Female College A Gendered Education Date s 1857 to 1858 Location Tag s Greenville Womans College Greenville Female College Greenville SC Women s colleges South Carolina Baptist Convention Women Mary Mauldin a member of the first graduating class of the Greenville Baptist Female College would have been exposed to variety of subjects throughout her academic training According to her college s 1857 catalog Mary would have taken

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    in South Carolina collected many documents during her college years and collected them in her scrapbook Her memory book not only included ticket stubs but also contains photographs of her and her friends engaging in activities Walker s scrapbook as noted by historian Judith Bainbridge speaks volumes about the college life of a pretty All Aboard A Greenville Woman s College Student on Her Way to Maine Date s August 4 1919 Location Summit Springs Hotel South Poland Main Greenville Womans College Tag s Student Greenville Womans College Public Transport Leisure Scrapbook Student Life Students at Greenville Woman s College often documented their social life in a scrapbook While many of these books did not stand the test of time or were kept private by future generations some ended up in the archives of Furman University One of these scrapbooks belonged to Mary Margaret Walker born in Greer South Carolina Walker attended the College as an undergraduate from 1919 to 1923 and The Greenville Baptist Female College A Gendered Education Date s 1857 to 1858 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Greenville Womans College Greenville Female College Greenville SC Women s colleges South Carolina Baptist Convention Women Mary Mauldin a

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    Interest were not limited to places on campus 1883 Greenville Female College Catalogue and the juxtaposition of Women s Roles within American Society during Reconstruction Date s January 1 1883 to December 31 1884 Location 300 college st greenville Tag s Female Student Greenville Gender Progressive Era Greenville Female College Student The Catalogue of the Greenville Female College of 1883 1884 shows both the exceptional opportunities as well as the limitations of its students in their education and career The courses taught at the college ranged from Music German to Physics and Mathematics In that sense the college provided women with an education that was similar to that of their masculine counterparts However the University The 1859 Greenville Baptist Female College Commencement Debunking the Myth of Male Intellectual Superiority Date s August 10 1859 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Woman s College Greenville SC Women s colleges Greenville Female College On August 10 1859 The Charleston Mercury printed a letter from a young man traveling in and around Greenville South Carolina who during his travels attended the commencement ceremony of the Greenville Baptist Female College When he arrived he found a hall overflowing with attendees and was forced to

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    of Furman University and Greenville Woman s College and its student body are the yearbooks There are no surviving yearbooks of the periods of their founding 1851 1854 but catalogs of the 1920s are still mainly intact These almanacs grant a peek into the lives of students highlight extracurricular activities and illustrate how Nature as the Antithesis to College Life Date s January 1 1919 to December 31 1923 Location Greenville Womans College Tag s Student Life Scrapbook Greenville SC Greenville Womans College Student Nature Mary Margaret Walker a Greenville Woman s College student in South Carolina collected many documents during her college years and collected them in her scrapbook Her memory book not only included ticket stubs but also contains photographs of her and her friends engaging in activities Walker s scrapbook as noted by historian Judith Bainbridge speaks volumes about the college life of a pretty A Murder Trial in the Greenville Mountaineer Date s 1838 to 1839 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Greenville Mountaineer Earle Yancey Murder Greenville SC On November 9 1838 the Greenville Mountaineer reported on a murder trial against none other than its own editor mister William Lowndes Yancey Yancey shot and killed his wife s uncle Dr Robinson Earle on South Main Street in broad daylight in September 1838 The Yancey family was well known in the Greenville area in the 1820s as was the Earle family which caused this trial to become a rather The History behind the Mansion House in Greenville South Carolina Date s 1820 to 1838 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s South Main Street Yancey Earle Mansion House Murder Greenville SC The Mansion House in the town of Greenville South Carolina was erected in 1820 on South Main Street where it successfully functioned as a hotel John Nolan included a drawing of this Greenville hotspot in his book A Guide to Historic Greenville which allows his readers to peek back at forgotten times The Mansion House was not just any hotel as every notable who had to visit Greenville in the The 1860 Greenville SC Census A Sampling of Wealth Date s 1860 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Greenville SC 1860 census boarding houses The wealth of residents listed in Greenville s 1860 census pages 298 and 299 is obvious and not simply because of the assets they claim All of the children listed had attended school in the last year including children over fifteen who were required to list their occupation in the 1860 census This not only implies that area families did not require their children s labor but also that the The 1859 Greenville Baptist Female College Commencement Debunking the Myth of Male Intellectual Superiority Date s August 10 1859 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Woman s College Greenville SC Women s colleges Greenville Female College On August 10 1859 The Charleston Mercury printed a letter from a young man traveling in and around Greenville South Carolina who during his travels attended

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