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Upheaval in Charleston - Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow (Paperback): Stephen G. Hoffius, Susan Millar Williams

Upheaval in Charleston - Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow (Paperback)

Stephen G. Hoffius, Susan Millar Williams

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On August 31, 1886, a massive earthquake centered near Charleston, South Carolina, sent shock waves as far north as Maine, down into Florida, and west to the Mississippi River. When the dust settled, residents of the old port city were devastated by the death and destruction.

"Upheaval in Charleston" is a gripping account of natural disaster and turbulent social change in a city known as the cradle of secession. Weaving together the emotionally charged stories of Confederate veterans and former slaves, Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius portray a South where whites and blacks struggled to determine how they would coexist a generation after the end of the Civil War.

This is also the story of Francis Warrington Dawson, a British expatriate drawn to the South by the romance of the Confederacy. As editor of Charleston's "News and Courier," Dawson walked a lonely and dangerous path, risking his life and reputation to find common ground between the races. Hailed as a hero in the aftermath of the earthquake, Dawson was denounced by white supremacists and murdered less than three years after the disaster. His killer was acquitted after a sensational trial that unmasked a Charleston underworld of decadence and corruption.

Combining careful research with suspenseful storytelling, "Upheaval in Charleston" offers a vivid portrait of a volatile time and an anguished place.

General

Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2012
First published: September 2012
Authors: Stephen G. Hoffius • Susan Millar Williams
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-4421-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 0-8203-4421-4
Barcode: 9780820344218

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