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A Short History of Charleston, revised and expanded edition

A Short History of Charleston—a lively chronicle of the South's most renowned and charming city—has been hailed by critics, historians, and especially Charlestonians as authoritative, witty, and entertaining. Beginning with the founding of colonial Charles Town and ending three hundred and fifty years later in the present day, Robert Rosen's fast-paced narrative takes the reader on a journey through the city's complicated history as a port to English settlers, a bloodstained battlefield, and a picturesque vacation mecca. Packed with anecdotes and enlivened by passages from diaries and letters, A Short History of Charleston recounts in vivid detail the port city's development from an outpost of the British Empire to a bustling, modern city.

This revised and expanded edition includes a new final chapter on the decades since Joseph Riley was first elected mayor in 1975 through its rapid development in geographic size, population, and cultural importance. Rosen contemplates both the city's triumphs and its challenges, allowing readers to consider how Charleston's past has shaped its present and will continue to shape its future.

About the Author

Robert Rosen, a third-generation Charlestonian, practices law on historic Broad Street. A trial lawyer and partner in The Rosen Law Firm, he is the author of Confederate Charleston: An Illustrated History of the City and People during the Civil War, The Jewish Confederates, and Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust.

Reviews

"Sprightly and entertaining Robert Rosen has captured the flavor and flair of Charleston as few writers have been able to do."—The Post & Courier

"Rosen is alert to the ironies and idiosyncrasies of his native city, and he writes of personalities and events with an easy, knowing hand, neither boastfully nor regretfully."—The State

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Other Titles by Robert N. Rosen

The Jewish Confederates

Robert N. Rosen
Oct 2000 - University of South Carolina Press
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A Short History of Charleston

Robert N. Rosen
May 1997 - University of South Carolina Press
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The Fall of Kentucky's Rock

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This is Home Now

Arwen Donahue, photographs by Rebecca Gayle Howell, foreword by Joan Ringelheim, preface by Douglas A. Boyd, James C. Klotter, Terry Birdwhistell
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An Unseen Light

edited by Aram Goudsouzian, Charles W. McKinney, Jr., with contributions byElizabeth Gritter, Brian D. Page, Darius Young, Elton H. Weaver, III, David Welky, Beverly Greene Bond, Jason Jordan, Laurie B. Green, Steven A. Knowlton, Charle...
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