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HIST 251: The Modern City and "A People's History of Charleston": Home

Course guide for Lisa Covert's HiST 251 project on "A People's History of Charleston," Spring 2023

Historian's Craft


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Elena Rodriguez
Addlestone Library, Room 101

Special Collections Guidebooks and Tourist Literature

Special Collections holds a variety of guidebooks and other literature documenting sites and events considered to be "historic". While we will be examining many of these during the class archives and library visit on March 28, you are welcome to visit the Special Collections reading room to spend more time and conduct additional research. While not exhaustive, click on this link to access of curated list of guidebooks available for you to examine in the Special Collections reading room.  

The above painting in the background is a portion of Norma Mazo's "Payday" which depicts African American longshoremen, who had loaded and unloaded ships in Charleston since before the American Civil War, lining up to receive their pay at the United Fruit Company dock at the end of Laurens Street on the Copper River. The painting is held by the College of Charleston Libraries' Special Collections and Archives. 


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Mary Jo Fairchild

Research Services and Reading Room Access