Charleston Time Machine

By Nic Butler, CCPL

Dr. Nic Butler, historian at the Charleston County Public Library, explores the less familiar corners of local history with stories designed to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences to reflect on the enduring presence of the past in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

  1. 1.
    Episode 205: The Public Life of Charleston’s Market Hall
    32:37
  2. 2.
    Episode 204: Charleston’s Daily Bread: Regulating Retail Loaves from 1750 to 1858
    28:08
  3. 3.
    Episode 203: Parishes, Districts, and Counties in Early South Carolina
    19:04
  4. 4.
    Episode 202: Passenger Trains between Charleston and Summerville, from the Best Friend to BRT
    17:22
  5. 5.
    Episode 201: The Forgotten Dead: Charleston’s Public Cemeteries, 1794–2021
    40:09
  6. 6.
    Episode 200: The Forgotten Dead: Charleston's Public Cemeteries, 1672–1794
    35:43
  7. 7.
    Episode 199: The Telegraph: Charleston’s First Information Superhighway
    32:31
  8. 8.
    Episode 198: Captain Thomas Hayward’s Poetic Description of 1769 Charles Town
    32:46
  1. 9.
    Episode 197: Granville Bastion and the Unfinished Fort of 1697
    33:32
  2. 10.
    Episode 196: Charleston County’s Mobile Library Service, 1931–2021
    19:19
  3. 11.
    Episode 195: The Bowling Green: Recreational Space in Colonial Charleston
    26:00
  4. 12.
    Episode 194: The Fall of Charles Shinner, Irish Chief Justice of South Carolina
    43:42
  5. 13.
    Episode 193: The Rise of Charles Shinner, Irish Chief Justice of South Carolina
    27:14
  6. 14.
    Episode 192: Freedom Won and Lost: The Story of Catherine in Antebellum Charleston, Part 2
    41:08
  7. 15.
    Episode 191: Freedom Won and Lost: The Story of Catherine in Antebellum Charleston, Part 1
    36:06
  8. 16.
    Episdoe 190: Doctor Caesar and His Antidote for Poison in 1750
    32:55
  9. 17.
    Episode 189: 'An Undeniable Possession of Talent': James Henry Conyers of Charleston
    35:59
  10. 18.
    Episode 188: The State Flag of South Carolina: A Banner of Hope and Resilience
    40:40
  11. 19.
    Episode 187: Street Auctions and Slave Marts in Antebellum Charleston
    33:10
  12. 20.
    Episode 186: George Anson and Charles Codner: Gambling for Real Estate in 1735?
    22:59
  13. 21.
    Episode 185: The Other New Years: Regnal, Civil, and Personal
    23:10
  14. 22.
    Episode 184: The Christmas Treasure of 1744
    34:02
  15. 23.
    Episode 183: The Destruction and Renewal of Charleston’s Street Trees, 1837–1865
    30:00
  16. 24.
    Episode 182: Street Trees in Early Charleston: Fountains of Air and Shade
    27:49
  17. 25.
    Episode 181: Planning Charleston’s First “Fortress,” 1695–1696
    34:40
  18. 26.
    Episode 180: The Genesis of East Bay Street: Charleston’s First Wharf, 1680–1696
    30:41
  19. 27.
    Episode 179: Charleston’s Contested Election of 1868
    37:40
  20. 28.
    Episode 178: The Decline of Voting Suppression in South Carolina, 1900–1965
    35:37
  21. 29.
    Episode 177: The Rise of Voter Suppression in South Carolina, 1865–1896
    29:00
  22. 30.
    Episode 176: South Carolina’s War Against Beasts of Prey, 1693–1790
    32:25
  23. 31.
    Episode 175: Recall Their Names: The Personal Identity of Enslaved South Carolinians
    30:56
  24. 32.
    Episode 174: Nicholas Trott’s Forgotten Charleston Residence
    33:46
  25. 33.
    Episode 173: The Myth of “Trott’s Cottage”
    30:39
  26. 34.
    Episode 172: The Advent of Black Suffrage in South Carolina
    28:59
  27. 35.
    Episode 171: A Trashy History of Charleston’s Dumps and Incinerators
    34:14
  28. 36.
    Episode 170: Bee Jackson’s 1926 Visit to Charleston: Behind the Scenes
    31:05
  29. 37.
    Episode 169: Representing Charleston at the 1926 National “Charleston” Contest
    34:12
  30. 38.
    Episode 168: Who Were the Best “Charlestoners” in Jazz-Age Charleston?
    25:37
  31. 39.
    Episode 167: Bee Jackson Wanted to “Charleston” in Charleston in 1925
    21:50
  32. 40.
    Episode 166: Tracing the Roots of the “Charleston” Dance
    18:52
  33. 41.
    Episode 165: Remembering Charleston’s Liberty Tree, Part 2
    34:42
  34. 42.
    Episode 164: Remembering Charleston’s Liberty Tree, Part 1
    32:31
  35. 43.
    Episode 163: Juneteenth, Febteenth, and Emancipation Day in Charleston
    24:30
  36. 44.
    Episode 162: The Rise of Charleston’s Horn Work, Part 2
    28:52
  37. 45.
    Episode 161: The Rise of Charleston’s Horn Work, Part 1
    30:37
  38. 46.
    Episode 160: The Horn Work: Marion Square’s Tabby Fortress
    32:37
  39. 47.
    Episode 159: Hucksters’ Paradise: Mobile Food in Urban Charleston, Part 2
    28:47
  40. 48.
    Episode 158: Hucksters’ Paradise: Mobile Food in Urban Charleston, Part 1
    31:12
  41. 49.
    Episode 157: Dining and Drinking in Charleston Before the Food and Beverage Industry
    18:59
  42. 50.
    Episode 156: A Moderate Trot through the History of Street Speed
    29:37

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