History buffs, Wednesday is your night.
An expert on the American Revolution in the Carolina Backcountry will give a free lecture Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Kinard Auditorium at Winthrop University.
Walter Edgar is professor emeritus of history at the University of South Carolina. He has served as editor-in-chief of “The South Carolina Encyclopedia,” and is the author of “South Carolina: A History” and “Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Campaign that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution.”
A newspaper reporter once described Edgar as “a courtly bespectacled professor with a wriy and wicked sense of humor,” who has expanded “the state’s view of itself in college classes and public lectures, ...unearthing wonderful little gems to support his voluminous research.”
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Since 2000, he has hosted “Walter Edgar’s Journal” on SCETV, and since 2005, “South Carolina from A to Z.”
The lecture is sponsored by Winthrop’s Friends of Dacus Lbrary.