Posted By Bill Payer on Oct 25, 2020 | 2 comments

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.

The Democratic Convention in Charleston. Shown is the interior of the South Carolina Institute on Meeting Street….. Library of Congress


  1. 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.

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    • Ms Eckles,
      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, 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.

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