German Palatines in Colonial Charleston

German Palatines in Colonial Charleston

April 27, 2017

This week we’re travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the topic of Germans immigrants in the early days of our community.

Now hold on a minute—I know there are some listeners out there saying “well, I’m not really interested in German hi...

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A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 3

A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 3

April 20, 2017

In the past two episodes we’ve focused on the “normal” legal parameters that shaped the lives of women in early South Carolina, but the legal rights and “disabilities” of  enslaved women, free women of color, and Native American women in early Sou...

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A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 2

A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 2

April 14, 2017

In our last episode, we began to survey the rights and “disabilities” (to use an old legal term) that framed the lives of women in the first century of South Carolina.  In this episode we consider the antiquated options for marriage dissolution an...

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Charleston Slavery to African Freedom: Two Amazing True Stories

April 14, 2017

Boston King and John Kizell may not be familiar names in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, but these two men lived heroic lives that deserve to be remembered.  Both King and Kizell escaped slavery in the Charleston area during the American Revol...

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A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 1

A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 1

April 7, 2017

This week we’re traveling back in Lowcountry history to talk about women. Every March we celebrate women’s history month, and in the past I’ve presented some programs on various aspects of this topic around the community. Rather than profiling the...

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The Language of Libations

The Language of Libations

March 31, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history in search of something to drink. Time travel can make a body thirsty, you know. Let’s imagine that we’re traveling back to colonial South Carolina, that is, sometime between the arrival of the...

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John Laurens and Hamilton: A Closer Look, Part 3

John Laurens and Hamilton: A Closer Look, Part 3

March 23, 2017

Today we’re going to conclude the story of John Laurens, a Charleston native who’s one of the principal characters in Act One of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. In our last episode, we picked up with John Laurens at the Battle of Monmouth ...

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John Laurens and Hamilton: A Closer Look, Part 2

John Laurens and Hamilton: A Closer Look, Part 2

March 16, 2017

Today we’re going to continue with the story of John Laurens, a Charleston native who’s one of the principal characters in Act One of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. In our last episode, we began with Ron Chernow’s award-winning biography ...

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John Laurens and Hamilton: A Closer Look, Part 1

John Laurens and Hamilton: A Closer Look, Part 1

March 8, 2017

Welcome to the Charleston Time Machine. I’m Nic Butler, historian at the Charleston County Public Library, and today we’re going begin our conversation in the present with a brief look at the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, and the best-sellin...

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CCPL holds Community Meeting to share information about new James Island branch

CCPL holds Community Meeting to share information about new James Island branch

March 7, 2017

Dozens of James Islanders attended CCPL’s Community Meeting on March 6. Nearly 40 people watched the presentation by Architect Jerry English and many asked questions to a panel that also included Project Director with MB Kahn Bill Ramsey, Design a...

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