Charleston Alone Among the Cities, South Carolina

Charleston Alone Among the Cities, South Carolina

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by South Carolina Historical Society
     
 

Few cities linger in the imagination as does Charleston. A place where legend meets history, Charleston commands a special seat in the Southern experience, from its commercial influence in colonial America, to its genteel traditions in the antebellum South, to its incendiary role in the Civil

War. An American institution of its own, this peninsula city attracts

Overview


Few cities linger in the imagination as does Charleston. A place where legend meets history, Charleston commands a special seat in the Southern experience, from its commercial influence in colonial America, to its genteel traditions in the antebellum South, to its incendiary role in the Civil

War. An American institution of its own, this peninsula city attracts millions of visitors each year with its diverse architectural treasures, its breathtaking placement between marsh and sea, and its Lowcountry citizens' reputation for elegance and grace. This unique visual history explores the Charleston of distant memory through vivid black-and-white photographs taken from the late 1800s through the 1950s--a time when the city experienced economic decline and gradual recovery. Exploring a cityscape much different than today's well-worn tourists' paths, readers will discover a "new" Charleston, a

city vibrant with culture and style, even in its areas of decay. From south of Broad Street, around downtown, and up the peninsula neck, Charleston: Alone Among the Cities provides readers of all ages a rare opportunity to stroll through their favorite section of town and to survey the city through the eyes of residents of yesteryear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738505893
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,180,932
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


On behalf of the South Carolina Historical Society, editors C. Patton Hash and W. Eric Emerson have compiled a remarkable tribute, in word and image, to the Holy City. Whether a native or newcomer to this beloved coastal community, Charleston: Alone Among the Cities will prove a valuable and cherished addition to any reader's personal library.

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Charleston Alone Among the Cities, South Carolina 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book contains beautiful and rare photographs of Charleston's magnificent homes, churches and buildings at the time of the Civil War, the Earthquake of 1886, and the early twentieth century. A must for anyone who loves the charm of Charleston!