Dueling in Charleston: Violence Refined in the Holy City by J. Grahame Long

Dueling in Charleston: Violence Refined in the Holy City

byJ. Grahame Long

Kobo ebook | December 4, 2012

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Though no landmarks or memorials formally recognize dueling in Charleston, it remains a quintessential element of the Holy City’s legacy. Most upstanding locals nourished the duelist’s tradition, many going so far as to make it an integral part of their social lives. For a time, even the most casual character insults or slurs toward one’s moral fiber or family lineage invited a challenge, and almost always, the offended party was expected to retaliate. Thus, finding full expression in frequency and public acceptance throughout the Lowcountry, a gentleman’s duel was a crucial—albeit deadly—matter of taste and caste. For two centuries, Charlestonians dueled habitually, settling personal grievances with malice instead of mediation. Charleston historian J. Grahame Long presents a charming portrait of this dreadfully civilized custom.
Title:Dueling in Charleston: Violence Refined in the Holy CityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990050692786

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