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    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 push his way into the room along the way enduring several such tight squeezes as no sensible 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 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 a course of study much like that of her brothers at nearby Furman during her senior year She would have taken advanced courses like history botany moral and Women In The Education Arena Date s November 9 1837 to July 4 1838 Location HAMPSHIRE Massachusetts Tag s Emma Willard Mary Lyon Northeast Women s colleges Female Seminaries Education Women On November 9th 1837 Mrs Pamela

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    see that Greenville County represented many different socio economic areas In one section entitled Facts About the Folks there is a clear picture painting Lincoln Elementary and High School McClennanville SC A Standing Artifact of Desegregation in South Carolina Date s 1955 to 1960 Location Greenville South Carolina Tag s equalization schools Supreme Court construction Lincoln Greenville SC South Carolina Educational System Brown vs Board of Educat Education Desegregation A photograph of Lincoln Elemetary and High School as it still stands in McClennanville South Carolina an unoccupied building with boarded windows is the starting point for this episode in American history The photograph was taken by Rebekah Dobrasko in 2008 as part of a master s thesis on equalization schools in South Carolina Across the state of South Carolina from 1951 1960 a wave of new Bus Driver Age 18 Killed in Head On Collision At Work Date s January 20 1953 Location Clarendon South Carolina Tag s Clarendon County workplace safety highway safety Buses African Americans South Carolina The certificate kept by the Clarendon Memorial Hospital records the death of Willie Lemon an 18 year old bus driver involved in a head on collision on the highway near Jordan South Carolina on January 20 1953 Vital information is recorded on Lemon He was occupied as a school bus driver He is listed as an unmarried colored male from Manning South Carolina with no social security number His The Importance of Place Date s 1895 Location RICHLAND South Carolina Tag s Map Agriculture South Carolina Who better than the biggest name in printing today to lead the expedition into map printing than Rand McNally Starting in railroad guides the company eventually worked its way into maps in 1872 using a new wax engraving method that allowed it to print maps

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    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 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 a

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    in 1860 middle and upper class families would not send their children to them Free schools according to prevailing thought were for paupers Though each family s assets listed all indicated a significant level of comfort in living arrangements there was a surprising amount of variance from neighbor to neighbor The richest man on these pages possessed 43 000 in real estate and 56 000 in personal equity The poorest held no real estate meaning he was probably renting and had 450 in personal equity The average amount wealth among members of this neighborhood was 12 810 in real estate and 20 185 50 in personal equity To put that in perspective the average resident of this area holding the same value of real estate and personal equity would have been worth about 730 000 in 2003 the richest man would have been worth about 2 184 930 The occupations of residents in this area varied Among the heads of household there were several merchants and manufacturers a physician a farmer and a few skilled laborers Amidst all of this wealth it is initially surprising that about half of them had boarders Perhaps even more surprising was that the financial

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    This election of 1860 demonstrated the adherence of the majority of Orange County Virginia residents to the Union Although the elections of 1860 were considered by many to be the beginning of the American Civil War the processes and tensions regarding Development of The Blue Ridge Railroad in South Carolina Date s January 1 1860 to December 31 1860 Location RICHLAND South Carolina Tag s Economy Government Law Migration Transportation Politics This was a road that led to development This was a road that led to economic prosperity for the South This was the Blue Ridge Railroad In 1860 the President of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company Edward Frost in a report to the stockholders and the state legislature reported on the condition and growth of the line proposed a plan for its expansion and requested renewed assistance from The reliance on the slave trade as a benefit to the economy Date s 1860 Location DADE Florida Tag s Slave Trade Transatlantic Slave Trade Slavery Slave Trade Understanding the economic standards for growth in the new world at the time can help one understand the importance of the slave trade There was a constant demand for slaves because they were vital to the stability of their individual plantations Slavery shaped the economic growth of the lower South in the eighteenth century Rosenbloom 1999 These individual slaves were The Political Quadrille the 1860 Election Date s 1860 Location NEW YORK New York Tag s Abraham Lincoln 1860 Election Harper s Weekly The Political Quadrille During the Nineteenth Century political cartoons became very popular ways for people to learn about politics in a humorous way One of the first American Political magazines Harper s Weekly A Journal of Civilization was one of the first magazines that published political cartoons Arguably some of

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    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

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    When he arrived he found a hall overflowing with attendees and was forced to push his way into the room along the way enduring several such tight squeezes as no sensible man desires repeated His efforts however were well rewarded as he soon found himself surrounded by an immense crowd of beautiful ladies with which the hall was almost entirely filled Eight of the students however impressed him with more than their beauty They gave speeches on topics as varied as The Free Press a Greater Blessing than a Curse and Vanity the Most Unsocial of All the Passions The author was particularly impressed with one young woman seventeen years old who wrote on the Crowning Glory of our Country s Constitution He exclaimed that her speech evidenced a more thorough understanding of American law and politics than any attorney Suitably impressed the author argued that these speeches entirely dissipated the idea that women were men s intellectual inferiors and made laughable the antiquated notions that in the first place she is not susceptible of liberal education and in the second that it is not necessary that she should be educated more than to read and write He went on to express outrage at the point of these unfounded notions to keep women in a position subservient to that of men He concluded the time is forever past when such an absurdity will find credence or support in or from an intelligent mind The mission of a Greenville Baptist Female College education was in fact one of gender equality as the young man realized though not for its own sake At its founding in 1854 the reasoning behind women s higher education was justified by the logic that a well educated mother would raise well educated sons It is unclear

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    Violence Race Relations War Native Americans still occupied territory desirable by white settlers hoping to expand into Florida The Charleston Mercury reported debts of Governor Brown of Florida that included 73 000 for the protection of the frontier from Indian depredations It also reported the desire of Samuel S Hamilton President of the Indian Emigration Society of the Creek Nations to propose to the General 409 Slaves from Africa arrive in Georgia Date s 1858 Location GLYNN Georgia Tag s Crime Violence Economy Migration Transportation Slavery In 1798 Georgia banned involvement in the Atlantic Slave trade followed a decade later by a nationwide ban The Constitution had required the ban when signed and Congress put it into effect on January 1 1808 As the Hon Joshua Giddings announced in a speech to the House of Representatives the United States pronounced the African slave trade to be piracy and those who followed that Baton Rouge establishes a colored church Date s 1858 Location EAST BATON ROUG Louisiana Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Race Relations Slavery After receiving a petition by Baton Rouge citizens the local government established a colored church and hired a black Methodist preacher George Menard to lead the church Besides encouraging this and other black churches townsmen even permitted blacks to attend white churches Although the Black Code in Baton Rouge seemed to impress a harsh code of conduct the authorities rarely enforced State vs Oscar decided Date s 1858 Location EAST BATON ROUG Louisiana Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Slavery During the decades before the Civil War Louisiana began using special tribunals to try slaves accused of violent crimes State vs Oscar is just one example of a case using such a tribunal where Oscar a slave was on trial for the rape of

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