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Bibliography of Charleston History

Fraser, Walter J. Charleston: The History of a Southern City. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1989.

Fraser, Walter J. Patriots, Pistols, and Petticoats: "Poor Sinful Charles Town" During the American Revolution. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.

Hendrickson, Robert. Sumter, The First Day of the Civil War. Chelsea, MI: Scarborough House, 1990.

Hudgins, Carter L., ed. al. eds. The Vernacular Architecture of Charleston and the Lowcountry, 1670 - 1990. Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston Foundation, 1994.

Jacoby, Mary Moore, ed. The Churches of Charleston and the Lowcountry. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1994.

Moore, Margaret H. Complete Charleston: A Guide to the Architecture, History, and Gardens of Charleston Charleston, SC: TM Photography, 1997.

O'Brien, Michael and David Moltke-Hansen, eds. Intellectual Life in Antebellum Charleston. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1986.

Miller, Ruth M and Ann Taylor Andrus. Witness to History: Charleston's Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Pub., 1986.

Poston, Jonathan H. The Buildings of Charleston: A Guide to the City's Architecture. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.

Powers, Bernard Edward Jr. Black Charlestonians: A Social History, 1822-1885. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1994.

Ravenel, Beatrice St. Julien. Architects of Charleston. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1992.

Rhett, Robert Pinckney. Charleston Then and Now. Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Pub., 1996.

Rosen, Robert N. Confederate Charleston: An Illustrated History of the City and the People During the Civil War. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1994.

Rosen, Robert N. A Short History of Charleston Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.

Severens, Kenneth. Charleston Antebellum Architecture and Civic Destiny. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1988.

Smith, Alice R. Huger and D.E. Huger Smith. Dwelling Houses of Charleston, South Carolina. New York: Diadem Books, 1917.

Stockton, Robert, et. al. Information for Guides of Historic Charleston. Charleston, SC: City of Charleston Tourism Commission, 1985.

Sully, Susan. Charleston: Past and Present. New York: Rizzoli, 1998.


Charleston Children's Literature

Chappell, Ruth Paterson. All 'bout Charleston. Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Pub., 1998.

Edwards, Lillie J. Denmark Vesey. New York: Chelsea House, 1990.

January, Brendan. Fort Sumter. New York: Children's Press, 1997.

Smith, Bruce. The Silver Locket: A Charleston Christmas Storybook. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Marsh Wind Press, 1994.


Charleston Tourism, History, and Preservation

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Provides information on hotels, restaurants, what to see and do, and other amenities for tourists.

City of Charleston
Official website for the city government providing information about local events and activities, as well as a brief history of the city.

Historic Charleston Foundation
One of two local preservation organization, this site provides information about their programs, special events, and properties owned and operated by the Foundation.

Preservation Society of Charleston
The website of the other local preservation organization contains information about their activities, tours, special events, and retail shop.

South Carolina Archives and History Center
The website of the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.

South Carolina Historical Society
South Carolina's statewide non-profit group providing information about their research facilities, on-line historical and geneological resources, catalogues and magazines.

Charleston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
A wealth of useful information for visitors to Charleston including transportation, lodging, dining, tours, recreation, and an events calendar.

South Carolina Heritage Cooridor
The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor extends 240 miles across South Carolina, stretching from the mountains of Oconee County, along the Savannah River, to the port city of Charleston. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1996 as one of a select number of National Heritage Areas -- the 14 counties of the corridor offer a cross-section of the state's history, culture, and natural landscapes.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Ashley River Road website for more ideas.



Charleston Sites

Charleston Multimedia Project
A project of the Charleston County Library and local historic groups. This site contains topical essays, virtual walking tour of the Historic District, features important buildings, and a timeline of Charleston history. Visit the site here:

National Historic Landmarks
This website is dedicated to the National Historic Landmarks program, established to identify and protect places possessing exceptional value in illustrating the nation's heritage. Only 3 percent of the properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places are designated as National Historic Landmarks, including 15 sites on this Charleston itinerary.

Fort Sumter National Monument
The National Park Service is responsible for the presrevation and interpretation of this important Civil War fort.

Fort Moultrie
National Park Service programs at Fort Moultrie interpret two centuries of seacoast defense.

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
This unit of the National Park Service was established to interpret Charles Pinckney's role in the development of the United States Constitution; his plantation, Snee Farm; and the transition of the United States from a group of colonies to a young nation.


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