Legendary Locals of Charleston
Charleston was founded in 1670 by people recruited in the coffeehouses and pubs of London. They were a diverse and interesting group that created a vibrant, sophisticated city in the wilderness. This book tells the stories of people in each era of the city's history. There is a second-grade class photograph that contains a mayor, an admiral, and the grandfather of a senator; Christopher Gadsden, who is buried in an unmarked grave because he feared his enemies would defile his body; and Isaac Hayne, who was hanged by the British for being a traitor. There is Mary Moultrie, who led the strike of hospital employees that earned equal pay and fair treatment for nurses. Today, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Colbert, and Tim Scott keep Charleston's reputation for rebelliousness alive.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467100557
: Arcadia Publishing
: 10/28/2013
: South Carolina
: Legendary Locals
: 186 Duotone
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Mary Preston Foster, a retired school librarian who has worked as a Charleston tour guide, came to Charleston in the 1960s to teach English and history at the Baptist High School. She has long wanted to tell the stories of the phenomenal people of Charleston.
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