John Hammond Moore
, taught history
at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina; taught at
Georgia State University in Atlanta; and Macquarie University in
Sydney, Australia. He is a former news reporter, editor
and researcher at Thomas Cooper Library at the University of
He has written numerous books about South Carolina which
include Columbia-Richland County, The State Highway
Department, and The Confederate Housewife.
Moore lives and writes in Columbia, South Carolina.
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.
Hardcover, ISBN 13: 978-0-87844-069-8/ISBN
10: 0-87844-069-0, $14.95
Plantation Mistress on the Eve of the
The Diary of Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins
Edited by John Hammond Moore
An insightful prelude to the well-known wartime diaries of
Mary Boykin Chestnut and Emma Holmes. 148
pages, 9 illus.
Softcover, ISBN 13: 978-1-57003-125-0/ ISBN 10: 1-57003-125-8, $19.95
review From Publishers Weekly:
This diary by a 57-year-old widowed South Carolina plantation owner vividly
evokes the mundane concerns of the antebellum plantation period as well as
events leading up to the fall of Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War.
Skillfully edited by Moore, a chronicler of South Carolina's history and
society, the book is the sixth in the publisher's series of diaries and letters
by 19th-century Southern women. Keziah's account of her stewardship of a large
plantation and her reports on crops, wine-making and weather reflect a keen mind
and a capable, independent though spiritually tormented character. Significant,
also, are her observations about many of her 200 slaves whose hostility, with
the exception of a few favorites, she deplores and whom she considers for the
most part a "multitude of half barbarians . . . not prepared for the freedom"
advocated by "the rabble of the North." Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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