Remembering Columbia

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Columbia, South Carolina, is very much a tale of two cities. Founded as a political compromise, forged by an economy shackled by slavery, and physically vanquished by fire, the Palmetto State's second capital became a proving ground for a new society less than a century after its establishment. During the course of the next 100 years, Columbians—new and old, black and white, rich and poor—would physically transform their city in ways that reflected their needs, aspirations, fears, and wherewithal.  Remembering Columbia is a visual road map that merges images with accounts of people, sites, and events pulled from historical newspapers, diaries, and ephemera. Building upon the efforts of previous generations, this account explores South Carolina's capital city from its early years through the mid-20th century in ways previously underdeveloped or altogether unrepresented. The result is an intriguing detective story that will be enriching, surprising, and compelling to life-long residents, newcomers, and visitors alike.
ISBN: 9781467114660
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Images: 164
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Founded in 1961, Historic Columbia is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to heightening public awareness of and preserving the cultural heritage of Columbia and its environs. Remembering Columbia is the latest historical resource from author John Sherrer, a Columbia native who has benefited from unprecedented access to local archival and private collections in his role as the institution's director of cultural resources.