College of Charleston Voices: Campus and Community Through the Centuries

College of Charleston Voices: Campus and Community Through the Centuries

by Katherine E. Chaddock, Carolyn B. Matalene


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In 1770, the founders of the College of Charleston realized their dream of establishing an institution built upon the goal of instructing young minds with a traditional liberal arts education. As the oldest institution of higher learning in South Carolina, the College of Charleston has played an integral role in the development of a variety of young men and women from the Palmetto State and beyond. Numbering in the hundreds of thousands, this group of students--current and former--has enjoyed a unique college experience that they have chronicled and shared in letters to family and friends, diaries, student newspapers, journals and, more recently, e-mails. These personal accounts reveal the effect that the College of Charleston has had on its students for generations, and the ways in which those students have shaped the college's long history.

This engaging book features a collection of correspondences written by College of Charleston students, from the school's earliest years to the present day. Individually, these writings offer a candid glimpse into students' daily lives during several periods throughout the college's history. Considered together, the thoughts, concerns and opinions found within paint a fascinating picture of the past at the College of Charleston.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596290914
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carolyn B. Matalene and Katherine C. Reynolds are professors at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. They published a similar book--Carolina Voices: Two Hundred Years of Student Experiences--about USC in 2001.

Table of Contents

Preface     9
Charles Town Needs a College     13
Charleston Rescues Its College     29
The Cradle of Secession     54
Reopening and Reconstruction     76
New Collegians of a New Century     90
Depression Realities and Real Students     110
War Stories from the Greatest Generation     124
New Voices, Passionate and Persistent     139
Local College Goes National-and Beyond     159
Bibliography     183
Index     189
About the Authors     195

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