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Charleston Reborn: A Southern City, Its Navy Yard, and World War II.


Charleston reborn; a southern city, its navy yard, and World War II.

Hamer, Fritz P.

History Press


188 pages




Hamer (chief curator of history, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia) chronicles the changes faced by Charleston as its population exploded in response to the expansion of the Charleston Navy Yard during World War II. Using original documents and oral histories, Hamer argues that the war efforts pulled a reluctant "Holy City" into the 20th century and prepared it for further modernization and growth. Black and white photographs throughout the text illustrate the city's metamorphosis.

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