Wicked Columbia: Vice and Villainy in the Capital [NOOK Book]

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Touted as one of America's most livable cities, Columbia has a history of independence and triumph. But that history also has a darker side, one that isn't told quite as often. The capital city s past is filled with salacious tales of debauchery, including a notorious pickpocket bold enough to victimize a mayor and a tradition of dueling that ruined lives over petty insults. From triple hangings at Potter's Field to the lure of ladies of the evening, Columbia has a history as famously hot as its weather. Join ...
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Wicked Columbia: Vice and Villainy in the Capital

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Overview

Touted as one of America's most livable cities, Columbia has a history of independence and triumph. But that history also has a darker side, one that isn't told quite as often. The capital city s past is filled with salacious tales of debauchery, including a notorious pickpocket bold enough to victimize a mayor and a tradition of dueling that ruined lives over petty insults. From triple hangings at Potter's Field to the lure of ladies of the evening, Columbia has a history as famously hot as its weather. Join author and historian Alexia Helsley as she examines the devilish details of Soda Town.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016433110
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Series: Wicked , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Alexia Jones Helsley is passionate about South Carolina's history. An archivist and historian, Helsley currently teaches history at the University of South Carolina Aiken and serves as chair of the Old Exchange Commission. Among her titles published by The History Press are Lost Columbia: Bygone Images from South Carolina's Capital; Beaufort, South Carolina: A History; A Guide to Historic Beaufort, South Carolina; Wicked Beaufort; and A History of North Carolina Wine. Recipient of the Governor's Archives Award, Helsley is married with two children and lives in Columbia.
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