Charleston’s economy was built on slavery but by the 1840’s abolition was being fiercely debated. CLICK HERE for chapter 25 of P&C columnist Brian Hicks’ ongoing exploration of Charleston’s 350 year history.
For links to all 25 (thus far) Hicks history columns CLICK HERE.
It’s disappointing that what you call a blog on the Daniel Island Historical site is only accessible, and actually blocked, unless I subscribe to the Post & Courier. To my way of thinking, that isn’t a blog, it’s simply an advertisement.
I was looking forward to discussing the only article I was able to read but, now, I find that I’m no longer interested. It’s probably just as well since I felt like some of your information wasn’t entirely forthcoming, or, as Peter Navarro puts it – contral – factual.
Thank you anyway.
I understand your frustration that you encounter the pay wall on things we link to on the Post & Courier. That said, the newspaper would probably not survive if it’s content was free to people who don’t want to be bothered with a subscription. I would have thought someone quoting Peter Navarro would be more appreciative of the paywall concept as a free enterprise fundamental.
Checking back over the past few months a majority of our blog entries have been links to other sources including history.com, the South Carolina archives, the South Carolina historical Society, the Charleston City Paper and others. Only the P&C links take you to a paywall. Approximately a third of our blog content in original dealing with DIHS projects, events meetings, etc. Does that tilt toward linking make us not a blog? Not by most definitions, but if you choose to think so…so be it.