On the Horseshoe
A Guide to the Historic Campus of the University of South Carolina
In On the Horseshoe: A Guide to the Historic Campus of the University of South Carolina, Elizabeth Cassidy West and Katharine Thompson Allen offer a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the historic Horseshoe. So much more than just a walking tour of Carolina's historic original campus, On the Horseshoe features a wealth of archival photographs and drawings dating back to the nineteenth century and also provides a close look at the Horseshoe's structures as well as the men and women who lived, worked, and studied in them.
A numbered map with corresponding descriptions locates more than two dozen structures on the original campus and includes the history of each one, the important events that took place there, and its current use. An accompanying Web site (www.sc.edu/horseshoe) provides additional information and images for those who wish to further their knowledge of the university's history. Walter Edgar, Neuffer Professor of Southern Studies Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at USC, provides a foreword.
"Whether you are one of the more than 100,000 alumni of the University of South Carolina or a first-time visitor to campus, you will enjoy this invaluable guide to Carolina's historic Horseshoe. And you will discover first-hand the place that famed historian Charles Beard once described as the most beautiful college campus in the country."—Walter Edgar, from the Foreword
"Allen and West offer a well-researched and beautifully written narrative that highlights the physical and social histories of the campus. They seamlessly chronicle the construction of buildings, institutional traditions, the Civil War, slavery, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement, influential people, and ongoing memorialization efforts that showcase the rich and complex history of the university. This is an essential book for anyone interested in the University of South Carolina history, or southern history as a whole."—Kelley Deetz, President's Commission on Slavery and the University, University of Virginia
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