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Prof. Joe Kelly’s New Book Hits Close to Home

This summer, Prof. Joe Kelly published America’s Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War. According to Charleston historian Robert Rosen, Dr. Kelly’s book “vividly and accurately portrays Charleston as ‘ground zero’ in America’s long struggle over slavery,” while O. Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln, describes it as “an […]
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A Piece of Poe History

Professor Scott Peeples took students in his senior seminar–Poe, Place and History–to Poe’s Tavern on Sullivan’s island, close to where the author was stationed on Fort Moultrie in 1827. Poe’s presence haunts the tavern: specialty burgers include the Pit & Pendulum and the Tell-Tale Heart, and the¬†bathrooms¬†are wallpapered in Poe’s prose. You can read more […]
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