Posted By Bill Payer on May 31, 2020 | 0 comments

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. 

Brian Hicks
Charleston Post & Courier

Here is a series of links starting with the most recent column.

Charleston reclaims its former glory, and soul, in the late 20 century

Charleston’s 1900s renaissance brought success…and violence

A grand exhibition features a bout between Charleston and Ben Tillman

Fire, hurricane, earthquake derail Charleston’s recovery

During Reconstruction, strife hampers Charleston’s progress

Locals escape Charleston as Civil War reduces it to ruins

Charleston watches Civil War begin, and feels consequences

Charleston sets itself, and the country, on path to civil war

Charleston becomes ground zero for abolition debate

Charleston struggles as SC fights federal government

Slave revolt rumors pit Charleston officials against governor

Charleston becomes hub of commerce, culture in early 1800s

Return of rice rebuilds Charleston, reignites slavery debate

A new country, a new freedom and a new name for ‘Charleston’

Long British occujpation takes a heavy toll on Charles Town

The British empire strikes back with a siege on Charles Town

Battle of Sullivan’s Island is a precursor to America’s declaration

A tea party, a continental congress and the beginning of a Revolution

Charles Town colonists find grass is greener under Liberty Tree

Colonial Charles Town endures a violent response to the Stamp Act

British begin to wear out their welcome in Charles Town

The Great Fire of 1740 sparks a decade of rebuilding Charles Town

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

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