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Sunsets Over Charleston

Author: W. Thomas McQueeney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237808
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Charleston is among the world's most cherished destinations, and its history is told and retold to the mass of travelers in search of the storied, classical southern ambiance touted in a bygone age. The people of Charleston have witnessed this awakening from within, and author W. Thomas McQueeney presents a glimpse of that shared experience through conversational interviews with some of the city's more notable inhabitants. Explore the area's recent past and present by reading about just some of this city's more interesting personalities who were born in or drawn to a place America has come to love. Each is testament to why the Holy City has become one of the most livable and enjoyable places to be.

The Rise Of Charleston

Author: W. Thomas McQueeney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439660662
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Since its 1670 founding, Charleston has experienced the devastation of wars, economic hardships and natural disasters. And yet, Charlestonians and their city have prevailed through it all. It is in this current generational surge that the Holy City has experienced meteoric success and taken its place on the world stage. This thematic weave of essays drawn from interviews explores those essential personalities who have lifted Charleston to its new perch as a must-see destination—one that is known as the most welcoming and the most recommended in America. Join engaging local author W. Thomas McQueeney in this updated edition as he relays stories of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s through the eyes of those who have witnessed Charleston’s evolution to become the charming city it is today.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries

Author: Sue Freeman Culverhouse
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625840225
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The Volunteer State has been a pioneer in southern literature for generations, giving us such literary stars as Robert Penn Warren and Cormac McCarthy. But Tennessee's literary legacy also involves authors such as Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, who delayed writing his first novel but won the Pulitzer Prize upon completing it. Join author Sue Freeman Culverhouse as she explores the rich literary heritage of Tennessee through engaging profiles of its most revered citizens of letters.

South Carolina Sports Legends

Author: Ernie Trubiano
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738566559
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South Carolina Sports Legends celebrates the golden anniversary of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Legendary figures include football luminaries Banks McFadden, Doc Blanchard, Deacon Jones, Steve Wadiak, and George Rogers; basketball hotshots Frank Selvy, John Roche, and Alex English; baseball stars Shoeless Joe Jackson, and Bobby Richardson; coaching giants John Heisman, Frank McGuire, Frank Howard, Danny Ford, and John McKissisck; NASCAR legends David Pearson and Cale Yarborough; boxing champion Smokin Joe Frazier; golfer Beth Daniel; Thoroughbred trainer Frank Whiteley; contributors Herman Helms and Bob Fulton; and barrier-breakers Althea Gibson, Lucille Godbold, and Willie Jeffries.

Hurricane Destruction In South Carolina

Author: Tom Rubillo
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614234884
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In late September 1989, South Carolina was rocked by the colossal force of Hurricane Hugo. A category four hurricane, Hugo devastated the coast and other regions of the state, claiming dozens of lives and causing billions of dollars in damage. Hugo was the Palmetto State's most destructive natural disaster in recent memory, but the story of that storm is only part of the larger history of hurricanes in South Carolina. A History of Hurricane Destruction in South Carolina: Hell and High Water examines more than thirty major hurricanes that have struck the state since the 1800s, offering a revealing look at the destruction and loss that results from these violent manifestations of nature's power. Author Tom Rubillo brings to bear a breadth of research and incorporates first-person accounts of the storms and the struggle of survivors forced to rebuild in the wake of tremendous losses. Hell and High Water is at once a history of the damage wrought by the fury of hurricanes and a reminder that the next great storm could be no more than a season away.

Before And After Freedom

Author: Nancy Rhyne
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596290860
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In the late 1930s the Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) began an undertaking to document the history and folklore of South Carolina as told by surviving slaves and their descendents. What was produced over the five-and-half-year project was an extensive collection--thousands of written pages--of African American folklore that had been passed down through generations and, until then, had never before been put to paper. Before and After Freedom is a collection of authentic Lowcountry folklore as directly told to the WPA field workers and captured through their written reports. Southern author Nancy Rhyne has assembled a cross section of writing that gives the reader an understanding of the stories and superstitions embraced by generations of former slaves and their families. Along with WPA reports, Rhyne also has added stories from personal interviews and detailed research. From former slaves to Charleston's social elite and the state's first governors, this is a diverse collection of tales, but all of them reveal a character and nature that is true to the South Carolina Lowcountry.

A History Of The Wallkill Central Schools

Author: A.J. Schenkman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 162584610X
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When the Borden family arrived in the nineteenth century, educational opportunities in Ulster County were limited; classes rarely extended beyond the eighth grade. This changed when the philanthropic Bordens established their Borden Condensed Milk Company and gave Wallkill the means to construct one of the area's first high schools. In 1938, Central School District No. 1--incorporating the towns of Shawangunk, Plattekill, Gardiner, Marlborough, Newburgh and Montgomery--was formed after residents voted to consolidate the John G. Borden High School with surrounding one- and two-room schoolhouses. Although those early schoolhouses are now long gone, the proud tradition of education and service carries on in the Leptondale, Clare F. Ostrander and Plattekill Elementary Schools; the John G. Borden Middle School; and the Wallkill Senior High School. Local educators A.J. Schenkman and Elizabeth Werlau explore Wallkill Central School District's seventy-five years of educational excellence.

Wicked Charleston

Author: Mark R. Jones
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596290761
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A beautiful Southern city distinguished by its opulent homes, towering church steeples and hospitality, Charleston, South Carolina, has long been associated with the genteel side of Southern living. However, beyond the outward appearances that most people associate with Charleston, there is another side that most visitors and residents would dare not believe is part of the very fabric from which the city's history was woven. Wicked Charleston: The Dark Side of the Holy City, by local resident and tour guide Mark R. Jones, opens the door to the dark alleys and seedy characters not often associated with the Charleston of today. From the sexual escapades of an original Lord Proprietor and the comings and goings of the most notorious pirates, to secret brothels and nightclubs, Jones leads the reader back to a time when drinking, eating and whoring with more than fifty wenches" was perhaps more common in the Holy City than one may imagine."

Drink

Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440631269
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A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

Winthrop University

Author: Ron Chepesiuk
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738505503
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Since its founding in 1886, Winthrop University has stood as one of South Carolina's premiere state institutions, providing education and opportunity to generations of women and men throughout the state and across the country. Education pioneer David Bancroft Johnson had the unique vision of establishing a school for training female teachers in response to a teacher shortage in Columbia and worked earnestly to acquire the necessary funds from Peabody Education Board chairman Robert C. Winthrop, for whom the school is named. Under Johnson's guidance and care, Winthrop University moved from Columbia to Rock Hill and developed into a university with a national reputation for excellence. Containing over 200 black-and-white photographs chosen from the Dacus Library's extensive archives, Winthrop University explores the school's impressive history, from its founding in the late nineteenth century to the present. This volume allows readers to meet prominent faculty members throughout the college's history, stroll along the picturesque campus with its inspiring architecture and historic structures, such as Main Building, Carnegie Library, and Phelps Hall, to name but a few, view the fashionable uniforms and diverse activities of some of the college's early female students, and relive some of Winthrop's special traditions of yesteryear, like Classes Night, Rat Week, Greek Day, and Halloween Happening.