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Walter J. Fraser, Jr.
Published: Apr 15 1992
Published: Mar 29 2022
Walter J. Fraser, Jr., is professor of history and chair of the history department at Georgia Southern University. Author of Charleston! Charleston!: A History of a Southern City, Fraser has coedited three books and published articles and reviews in publications such as Journal of American History, Journal of Southern History, South Carolina Historical Magazine, and Georgia Historical Quarterly.
". . . not only the first genuinely inclusive history of the city ever written, but, indeed, perhaps the very best single-volume history of a Southern city anywhere. . . . Walter Fraser's history lays it all out, the full story, from the Indian wars to the devastation of Hurricane Hugo, from slavery and secession to Spoleto.... Can the history of any other American city offer so resplendently dramatic an enactment of the national experience?"—Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Mississippi Quarterly
"This is about as comprehensive a picture of colorful Charleston as we are likely to get for some time."—Library Journal
"Walter Fraser's book is a gem, and one that will be around a long time."—The Charlotte Observer
"Charleston! Charleston! will stand for a long time as the standard history of the city and should inspire similar attempts to tell the story of American history through other detailed surveys of urban life."—Atlanta History
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