Posted By Bill Payer on Sep 20, 2020 | 0 comments

Here’s another installment of Brian Hicks’ series of columns celebrating 350 years of Charleston history.

“By all outward appearances, Charleston had completely recovered from the devastations of war by 1793.

The city’s docks were busy again, a branch of the First Bank of the United States had opened at the corner of Broad and Meeting streets and in February the reconstituted South Carolina Jockey Club held its first races at the Washington race course. Life, and the social season, were returning to normal.

But the refugees made everyone in Charleston nervous.”

Read the entire column, “Return of rice rebuilds Charleston, reignites slavery debate” from the Post & Courier. CLICK HERE

To find links to all 21 (so far) Hicks history columns CLICK HERE

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