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.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Alexia Helsley has served thirty-three years with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and also as Director of Public Programs. She manages a genealogical and historical consulting business and has published a number of books on North and South Carolina.