Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 - The Importance of Cotton

Jul 31, 2017

Peter Coclanis
Credit University of North Carolina

(Originally broadcast 02/10/17) - Dr. Peter Coclanis, the Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor & Director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, joins Dr. Edgar for the first of a series of Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828. Professor Coclanis, author of The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920, will discuss the historical importance of cotton to the state's economy.

This series of public conversations is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Southern Studies Institute.

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