College of Charleston

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The eleventh-oldest college in the nation, the College of Charleston stands as one of the country's most historic academic institutions. Over the past few centuries, the College has provided education andopportunity for students, faculty, and local Charlestonians against a rare Southern backdrop, with a campus that mirrors the architectural charmand elegance of the peninsula city. This volume, with over 200 black-and-white photographs, transportsreaders on an incredible visual journey across an nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape of Charleston, a time and place unique in the city's and school's history. Documenting the school's antebellum days as the first municipal college in 1837, the turbulent years of the Civil War, the campus's growth and evolution in the earlier part of the twentieth century, and the traditions that continue today, this pictorial retrospective explores the many elements of the Cougar experience: the College's student life, the development and preservation of its buildings, its athletic teams and events, and the many diverse student-run organizations.
ISBN: 9780738506364
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Ileana and Katina Strauch, daughter and mother, respectively, have compiled a wonderful tribute, in word and image, to the traditions and history of the College of Charleston. Appealing to students, alumni, faculty, and the city's many tourists, College of Charleston allows those familiar with the institution a chance to relive fond college memories and for those new to the school a chance to experience its distinguished past.
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