Charleston! Charleston!: The History of a Southern City by Walter J. Frazer
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
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.
Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Fort Moultrie, the beaches of Sullivan's Island, sumptuous Lowcountry cuisine, and handmade sweetgrass baskets. Full of fascinating details--on everything from the art of early entertaining, the city's inspired architectural and garden designs, and George Washington's Southern tour to famous Charlestonians and the flags of Sumter--Very Charleston celebrates the city, the Lowcountry, the people, and our history. Hand-lettered and full color throughout, Very Charleston includes maps, an index, and a handy appendix of sites. With her cheerful illustrations and love for discovering little-known facts, Diana Gessler has created both an entertaining guide and an irresistible keepsake for visitors and Charlestonians alike.
Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America) by Mary Preston Foster
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
A guide book will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the South's great cultural destinations, which has endured periods of grandeur, occupation, a devastating earthquake, fires, hurricanes, and the challenges of Reconstruction. Original.
"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"--Provided by publisher.
Aside from the havoc wreaked by the Civil War bombardment, Charleston has endured a succession of fires, hurricanes and earthquakes over the last 200 years. Though famous for its grand ante-bellum buildings of the nineteenth century, there have been some significant losses, particularly those from the Great Fire of 1861. From the dawn of the photographic era, Lost Charleston chronicles the markets, mansions, hotels, halls, church towers and cherished businesses that time, progress and fashion have swept aside. Sites include: Castle Pinckney, Battery Ramsay, Institute Hall, Washington Race Course, Comingtee, Vendue Range, The St. Phillips Church “Lighthouse,” Mills House Hotel, Roper Hospital, Thompson Auditorium, King Street stores, St. Andrews Hall, the original Charleston Hotel, Jenkins Orphanage Band, Union Station, and Middleton Place plantation house.
Fodor's In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide) by Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
"Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Charleston, including historic downtown attractions, famed cuisine, lovely inns, and scenic nearby plantations. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth,"--page  of cover.
Founded in 1670 as an English colony, Charleston has a rich and tubulent history. Though the city has endured a succession of fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes and played a key role in the American Revolution and the Civil War, Charlestonians have prevailed through it all. Revised and re-formatted in 2012, Charleston Then and Now pairs vintage images from its rich past with photos taken today. It shows how much of this deeply fascinating city has survived and a few architectural gems that have been lost to natural disasters and the wrecking ball.
Wildsam Field Guides: Charleston (American City Guide Series) by Taylor Bruce
Publisher: Wildsam Publishing
Wildsam Field Guides: Charleston leads travelers into the most authentic experience of the South Carolina city, working closely with a team of trusted locals. Contributors include author Pat Conroy, chef Sean Brock, mayor Joe Riley, novelist Josephine Humphreys, artist Becca Barnet, anthropologist Ade Ofunniyin, editor Maggie White, preservationist Paul Saylors, among others. Topics in the handsome volume include shipwrecks, lowcountry fauna, Civil Rights, historic architecture, fishing industry, Gullah culture, garden tours, James Beard Awards, hurricanes, pluff mud and more.
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