The Horry County Museum and Horry County Historical Society present a program by local author and historian Christopher Boyle on Saturday, October 14th, on his new book The Road to Secession in Antebellum Georgetown and Horry Districts.
Through the use of newspapers and public lectures, local leaders unified their communities against the Second Great Awakening reforms, industrialization, corporate model banks and abolition. The leading statesmen cast a bond of allegiance with the yeoman farmers of the pine forests against slave emancipation and changing economic models to forge Southern Nationalism. Planters and farmers joined forces in the struggle to maintain their agricultural traditions and their sense of identity in a rapidly changing world.
The program will begin at 1:00 PM in the McCown Auditorium in the Horry County Musuem located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29572. The event is free and open to the public.