New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era, by David T. Ballantyne, is now available from U.S.C. Press. Ballantyne conducted extensive research at SCPC for his Ph.D. dissertation for the University of Cambridge. This book is a revision of that dissertation.
Ballantyne focuses on “Fritz” Hollings’ early life and particularly on the period 1948-1974. This includes portions of the years Hollings served as governor of South Carolina, 1959-1963, and U.S. senator, 1966-2005.
Readers of our blog will recall Ballantyne’s submission last month in which he described his research experience. We highly recommend this scholarly examination of a distinguished and important leader and look forward to future studies of Hollings’ life and impact.