Charleston Icons

Author: Ida Becker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762758333
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Charleston Icons celebrates the Holy City through full-color photographs and evocative essays highlighting fifty of the best places, foods, buildings, institutions, and inventions that Charleston has to offer. From the four corners of law to sweetgrass baskets, the Spoleto Festival to shrimp, grits, and boiled peanuts, this book showcases what makes Charleston special.

Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation

Author: Jason Struna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317615085
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The global capitalism perspective is a unique research program focused on understanding relatively recent developments in worldwide social, economic, and political practices related to globalization. At its core, it seeks to contextualize the rearticulation of nation-states and broad geographic regions into highly interdependent networks of production and distribution, and in so doing explain consequent changes in social relations within and between countries in the contemporary era. The present volume contributes to this effort by focusing on social class formation across borders via the processes and actors that make globalized capitalism possible. The essays presented here offer a wide range of emphases in terms of the particular lenses and evidence they use. They cover such topics as the emergence of a transnational capitalist class-based fascist regime responding to the structural crises of global capitalism as well as the links between global class formation and the US racial project as it relates to electoral politics and demographic changes in the US South. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Florence

Author: Brenda Harrison
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439612536
Format: PDF
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Originally formed as a railroad terminal, the city of Florence, South Carolina, has developed from a township with agrarian roots into a city that is an indispensable medical hub and a place of flourishing business and industry. After being named for Florence Henning Harllee, daughter of the first president of the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, Florence was chartered in 1871 and then incorporated on December 24, 1890. It is now the largest city in the northeastern portion of South Carolina, and its humble beginnings have given way to a heritage rich in tradition and southern charm. Images of America: Florence showcases storied photographs, culled from personal collections, family archives, the City of Florence, and local businesses. Each view, coupled with fact-filled captions, reveals yet another part of the story of this fine example of a genteel, southern city.

The College Chronicles

Author: Kelly Owen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996061711
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SLEEPING FEET FROM STRANGERS is not a description Cadence Cooper remembers from the brochure that brought her to Charlestowne College, but this jarring reality becomes one of many she encounters during her freshman year. Threatened with expulsion from a "Demon of Darkness" professor and tormented by a hellacious roommate, Cadence struggles to survive in this realm of hookups and higher education. Here sex, drugs, and drinking become subjects of study just as much as coursework. Just when she's ready to give up the dream of a college degree, she finds romance with a rock star classmate and a position as a student photographer. With her lens fixed on the campus and Charleston, a stunning city that teaches its own powerful lessons, Cadence uncovers the details of a devastating rape, a mysterious suicide, and a secret group intent on exposing a scandal that will forever change the school. Knowledge never comes without cost--or surprises. Life with strangers transforms into profound experiences with friends, foes, lovers, and liars in and out of the Holy City's classrooms. Cadence's first-year journey begins with "English 101: The Composition of Life," but where it ends shocks even her.

Nathalie Dupree s Shrimp and Grits

Author: Nathalie Dupree
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 142363750X
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Nathalie Dupree was ahead of the curve eight years ago with her classic book Shrimp and Grits. Now this Lowcountry comfort combo is found on restaurant menus all around the country—from top to bottom, coast to coast. All-new photography, new recipes from southern chefs, and a fresh design revamp makes this southern food cookbook perfect for gift giving or one’s own kitchen library. Nathalie Dupree is the author of 12 cookbooks and a three-times James Beard Award winner—for Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (coauthored with Cynthia Graubart), Nathalie Dupree’s Southern Memories and Nathalie Dupree’s Comfortable Entertaining. She was awarded the Grand Dame of Les Dames d’Escoffier in 2012. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Marion Sullivan has been the project consultant on cookbooks that include Magnolia’s Southern Cuisine. She is a Post and Courier food columnist and food editor of Charleston Magazine. She lives in Charleston.

Performing Disunion

Author: Lawrence T. McDonnell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316887006
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This book traces how and why the secession of the South during the American Civil War was accomplished at ground level through the actions of ordinary men. Adopting a micro-historical approach, Lawrence T. McDonnell works to connect small events in new ways - he places one company of the secessionist Minutemen in historical context, exploring the political and cultural dynamics of their choices. Every chapter presents little-known characters whose lives and decisions were crucial to the history of Southern disunion. McDonnell asks readers to consider the past with fresh eyes, analyzing the structure and dynamics of social networks and social movements. He presents the dissolution of the Union through new events, actors, issues, and ideas, illuminating the social contradictions that cast the South's most conservative city as the radical heart of Dixie.

Charleston Chef s Table

Author: Holly Herrick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762769408
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Signature recipes from greater Charleston’s top restaurants In recent years, Charleston, which hosts more than four million visitors annually, has matured into a world-class culinary destination. Now, The Charleston Chef’s Table allows locals and visitors alike to take a bit of the city’s incomparable flavor home, with profiles of more than sixty of the city’s best restaurants and a signature recipe from each. From roadside dives to upscale eateries, Southern to Chinese, Holly Herrick leaves no stone unturned as she winnows Charleston’s 1,500 restaurants down to her top picks. From fried chicken to sautéed duck livers, The Charleston Chef’s Table delivers all the goods that make Charleston such an exciting place to visit, live, and dine. Complementing the text are full-color photographs, as well as sidebars that highlight this Southern gem’s 300-year history.

Signifying Europe

Author: Johan Fornäs
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841505218
Format: PDF
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Helps us in understanding cultural dimensions of various trends in European unification. Suitable for students, scholars, designers and politicians interested in European policy issues, this book analyses a range of symbols for Europe, interpreting their often contradictory or ambiguous dimensions of meaning