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The Resource Upheaval in Charleston : earthquake and murder on the eve of Jim Crow, Susan Millar Williams, Stephen G. Hoffius

Upheaval in Charleston : earthquake and murder on the eve of Jim Crow, Susan Millar Williams, Stephen G. Hoffius

Label
Upheaval in Charleston : earthquake and murder on the eve of Jim Crow
Title
Upheaval in Charleston
Title remainder
earthquake and murder on the eve of Jim Crow
Statement of responsibility
Susan Millar Williams, Stephen G. Hoffius
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. --from publisher description
Summary
This history of Charleston South Carolina in the late nineteenth century examines events surrounding the earthquake of 1886 and race relations and political intrigue in its aftermath. Drawing on contemporary reports to create an exciting narrative, the volume chronicles the personal stories of important characters in the city while illustrating larger points surrounding racism and Jim Crow politics in the post Civil War South. The work includes a collection of black and white plates. Williams teaches American literature at Trident Technical College and Hoffius is a freelance writer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10009524
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975.7/915041
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F279.C457
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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earthquake and murder on the eve of Jim Crow
Label
Upheaval in Charleston : earthquake and murder on the eve of Jim Crow, Susan Millar Williams, Stephen G. Hoffius
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : living with disaster -- The great shock -- Seeds of destruction -- "The earthquake is upon us!" -- A world turned upside down -- The earthquake hunters -- Aftershocks -- An angry God -- Labor Day -- "Bury the dead and feed the living" -- The comforts of science -- Relief -- Waiting for the apocalypse -- Rising from the ruins -- The old joy of combat -- Wrapped in the stars and stripes -- Fault lines -- Standing over a volcano -- Killing Captain Dawson -- The trial -- Epilogue : rebuilding the walls
Control code
5507785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 340 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780820337159
Lccn
2010045462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019446877
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn681534922
  • (OCoLC)681534922
Label
Upheaval in Charleston : earthquake and murder on the eve of Jim Crow, Susan Millar Williams, Stephen G. Hoffius
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : living with disaster -- The great shock -- Seeds of destruction -- "The earthquake is upon us!" -- A world turned upside down -- The earthquake hunters -- Aftershocks -- An angry God -- Labor Day -- "Bury the dead and feed the living" -- The comforts of science -- Relief -- Waiting for the apocalypse -- Rising from the ruins -- The old joy of combat -- Wrapped in the stars and stripes -- Fault lines -- Standing over a volcano -- Killing Captain Dawson -- The trial -- Epilogue : rebuilding the walls
Control code
5507785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 340 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780820337159
Lccn
2010045462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019446877
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn681534922
  • (OCoLC)681534922

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