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Charleston Then and Now®

W. Chris Phelps



ISBN: 9781909108417

Price: £14.99

Publication date: 28 February 2013

Series: Then and Now

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Founded in 1670 as an English colony, Charleston has a rich and tubulent history. Though the city has endured a succession of fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes and played a key role in the American Revolution and the Civil War, Charlestonians have prevailed through it all.

Revised and re-formatted in 2012, Charleston Then and Now pairs vintage images from its rich past with photos taken today. It shows how much of this deeply fascinating city has survived and a few architectural gems that have been lost to natural disasters and the wrecking ball.




  • W. Chris Phelps hails from Richmond, Virginia and was educated in Charleston. He has published two works on Charleston during the Civil war: The Bombardment of Charleston 1863-1865 and Charlestonains in War: The Charleston Battalion. Drawing on his background as a historian, Phelps co-founded America by Foot, one of the largest walking tour companies in the United States, which specializes in tours of Charleston and other parts of South Cariolina.