Charleston Curiosities: Stories of the Tragic, Heroic and B izarre

Charleston Curiosities: Stories of the Tragic, Heroic and B izarre

by Michael Coker
     
 

"To escape death the slaves hid." So begins "Insurrection on the Stono," the story of a 1739 slave rebellion on the outskirts of the city. Charleston's violent and varied history emerges in the retelling of this dramatic event. In Charleston Curiosities: Stories of the Tragic, Heroic and
Bizarre, South Carolina Historical Society's Michael Coker describes

Overview


"To escape death the slaves hid." So begins "Insurrection on the Stono," the story of a 1739 slave rebellion on the outskirts of the city. Charleston's violent and varied history emerges in the retelling of this dramatic event. In Charleston Curiosities: Stories of the Tragic, Heroic and
Bizarre, South Carolina Historical Society's Michael Coker describes several centuries' worth of little-known wonders from the Holy City. Whatever happened to Osceola's head? What was it like to walk the streets of Charleston just after secession was declared? Whether presenting the colonial struggle among European powers for control of Charles Towne or the real story of the birth of she-crab soup, this eclectic and engaging volume will delight seasoned historians, residents and visitors alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596295117
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
08/29/2008
Pages:
159
Sales rank:
1,137,297
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author


Michael Coker has been the Visual Materials Curator at the South Carolina Historical Society since 2000. He also works as a tour guide for the City of Charleston, with specialties in Colonial History, Civil War, American Revolution, and Folklore. He has authored one book, A Fair Wind and Tide: The Battle for Charles Town, 1706 (Joggling Board Press, forthcoming) and dozens of magazine and newspaper articles, most notably for Charleston Magazine, Moultrie News, and Carolina Morning News. Additionally, he has spoken at conferences for the Charleston Library Society and the South Carolina Genealogical Society, among others.

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