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“T” is for Tindall, George Benjamin (1921-2006)

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“T” is for Tindall, George Benjamin (1921-2006). Historian, educator. A native of Greenville, Tindall graduated from Furman and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Pacific theater. He obtained his Ph.D. in history from UNC-Chapel Hill and began a distinguished teaching career that spanned forty years. Tindall was the author of a number of important works about the American South including: South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900 and The Disruption of the Solid South. His signature work was The Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945 that analyzes the South’s struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing world during the years between two world wars. That book won the first Lillian Smith Book Award and the Charles Sydnor Award in Southern History. In 1973 George Brown Tindall was elected president of the Southern Historical Association.

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Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.