"Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow" 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.
To highlight the significance of this amazing book there will be a guided docent tour of the historic Wentworth Mansion at 149 Wentworth Street, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will follow. Tickets are $35 and are available at preservationsociety.org or 147 King Street Charleston, SC.
Preservation Society of Charleston | 147 King Street | 843.722.4630