Brian Hicks of the Post & Courier is writing a series of columns on Charleston history. They offer some fascinating insights in the making of the city.
Here is a series of links.
A decade of prosperity ends with a heavy toll for Charles Town
Charles Town Dumps the Lords Proprietors
Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet and the end of piracy in Charles Town
The Yamassee War has serious consequences for Charles Town
Charles Town endured hardship with the rise of rice and men
The story of the first Memorial Day, a holiday born in Charleston
Charles Town grew despite epidemics, hurricanes and political discord
The call of Oyster Point attracted settlers to the peninsula
Slavery comes to the New World as settlers adopt the name Charleston
The early days of Charles Town could drive a settler to drink
Charles Town’s first wall was not built to keep out the sea