Charleston! Charleston!: The History of a Southern City

Charleston! Charleston!: The History of a Southern City

by Walter J. Fraser
     
 

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This book records Charleston's development from 1670 and ends with an afterword on the effects of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, drawing with special care on information from every facet of the city's life-its people and institutions; its art and architecture; its recreational, social and intellectual life; its politics and city government.

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This book records Charleston's development from 1670 and ends with an afterword on the effects of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, drawing with special care on information from every facet of the city's life-its people and institutions; its art and architecture; its recreational, social and intellectual life; its politics and city government.

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Library Journal
Often called the quintessential Southern city, Charleston ranks as one of the earliest urban centers in North America. Yet except for anecdotal accounts, Charleston has never received the full historical overview that it deserves. Fraser goes a long way toward redressing that balance, covering all facets of the city and its inhabitants. Culture, recreation, society, religion, and intellectual life are all placed in proper regional, national, and urban contexts. With many entertaining descriptions, Fraser vividly demonstrates how Charleston went from a ``boisterous, brawling sea city'' to the plantation capital of the low country. It was here that the Civil War began; ironically, says Fraser, a century later it had become what President Eisenhower called the ``microcosm of the military-industrial complex.'' This is about as comprehensive a picture of colorful Charleston as we are likely to get for some time. Recommended for all libraries with Southern history interests.-- Jason H. Silverman, Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C.
Booknews
Fraser (history, Georgia Southern College) offers a social, political, and cultural history of Charleston from 1670 to the present, including its inhabitants and institutions; art and architecture; recreational, social, and intellectual life; and politics and city government. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872497979
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
197,241
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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