Welcome to Home House Press, where we are passionate about South Carolina history. The history of our state is important and we are eager to share it with the world. We know that to understand today’s issues we must study our past—the actions, words, and intentions of our ancestors, black and white, male and female, rich and poor, from Bluffton to Walhalla, Fort Mill to Ridgeville.
South Carolina’s impact on the nation and the world is far greater than our size would suggest. As New York Times columnist Gail Collins has written, a good half of United States history has been devoted to trying to keep South Carolina from acting out.
Home House Press offers interesting perspectives from reliable sources on our state’s development from the Proprietary years to today. Our books feature heroic figures familiar to all South Carolinians—as examples, William Moultrie and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. And many insightful figures too often ignored—such as The Reverend A. Toomer Porter and Florence attorney Belton O’Neall Townsend. In our pages you’ll learn of our state’s culture and our politics, our triumphs and our tragedies. And as you do, we hope that you too will become passionate about South Carolina history.