A Short History of Charleston

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University of South Carolina Press, 1997 - History - 176 pages
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Robert Rosen's A Short History of Charleston - a lively chronicle of the South's most renowned and charming city - has been hailed by critics, historians, and especially Charlestonians as authoritative, witty, and entertaining. Beginning with the founding of colonial Charles Town and ending more than three hundred years later, after Hurricane Hugo's rampage, the fast-paced narrative takes the reader on a journey from the Caribbean islands - home of the original settlers - to the great rice plantations of the Carolina Low Country. Packed with anecdotes and enlivened by passages from diaries and letters, A Short History of Charleston recounts in vivid detail the port city's important role in such signal events as the American Revolution, the Nullification controversy, secession and the Civil War.

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User Review  - Brett - Goodreads

Rosen is able to accomplish a great deal in 170 pages. Well told and easy to read. Enjoyed it. Read full review

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User Review  - Fred Rose - Goodreads

This is the best most easily read history of one of the most historic cities in America. If you are looking for a short and engaging history of Charleston, SC then this is the book for you! Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Robert N. Rosen was born and raised in Charleston, south Carolina. He studied at the University of Virginia and at Harvard University, were he received an M.A. in history, as well as at the University of South Carolina Law School. Rosen has practiced law for twenty-six years in Charleston and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

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