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Eastside Collection: Eastside/Hampstead Guide

A Libguide to help people understand and appreciate the history and importance of the Eastside Community in Charleston, SC

What is the Eastside?

The Eastside of Charleston is a historically African-American neighborhood of Charleston. It has gone by many names including .Hampstead Park and Little Mexico. The neighborhood contains the Cigar Factory, which was a cotton factory before that, and the Trident Techical College Palmer Campus, which sits in the building that used to be C.A. Brown High School. The Philip Simmons Foundation has also found a home in the Eastside of Charleston, preserving the legacy of his work and legacy.

Books Related to the Eastside

Cox, Rutledge and Inex Spalviero Cox. "Little Mexico." To Hear Them Tell It: Memories of Growing Up in Charleston, edited by Mary C. Coy, Charleston Guide Books Publishing Company, 2013, pp. 41-48. - A story about growing up in the Eastside of Charleston.

Foster, Lisa with Mary Lou Murray Coombs. Janie Mitchell, Reliable Cook. Evening Post Books, 2011. - A recount if the life of Janie Mitchell a former slave and cook who lived in Charleston, SC.

Kolb III, Wade S. and Robert M. Weir, editors, Captured at Kings Mountain The Journal of Uzal Johnson. University of South Carolina Press, 2011. - Journals of a Revolutionary War surgeon stationed in Charleston.

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