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Charleston Then and Nowby Chris Phelps
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In 1670, the Carolina Colony crowned Charles' Town the capital city, and since then Charleston has enjoyed a colorful and turbulent history. Trade made this bustling seaport prosperous, and by the mid-eighteenth century, Charleston was the 4th largest city in the American Colonies. Though Charleston endured devastation in the Revolutionary and Civil wars, fires, hurricanes, and even earthquakes, it remains one of the most beautiful cities in the South. In this new Then and Now book, archival photographs are matched with modern images of Charleston. See historical monuments like Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, elegant St. Michael's Episcopal Church, and genteel colonial mansions as they once were-and as they are today. Though much has changed, Charleston's beauty is eternal.
In 1670, the Carolina Colony crowned Charles' Town the capital city, and since then Charleston has enjoyed a colorful and turbulent history. In this book, readers see historical monuments like Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, elegant St. Michael's Episcopal Church, and genteel colonial mansions as they once were--and as they are today.
About the Author
Chris Phelps hails from Richmond, Virginia and was educated in Charleston, South Carolina where he lives with his wife Aimee and their three children. He is a well respected author with two published works on Charleston during the American Civil War: The Bombardment of Charleston 1863-65, and Charlestonians In War: The Charleston Battalion. Drawing on his background as a historian Chris runs America By Foot LLC, the largest walking tour company in the United States which specializes in academic tours in and around Charleston and South Carolina. Chris is a member of the South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston Historical Society, Charleston Library Society and the Charleston Civil War Round table.
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