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Carnival of blood : dueling, lynching, and murder in South Carolina, 1880-1920

Author: John Hammond Moore
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Carnival of Blood is a thoroughly researched and often shocking history of changes in homicidal tendencies in South Carolina over four formative decades on the cusp of our modern era. In his investigation into murder and death in the Palmetto State, John Hammond Moore identifies three specific trends that emerged during the period from 1880 to 1920 - the demise of dueling, the rise and fall of lynching, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hammond Moore
ISBN: 1570036209 9781570036200
OCLC Number: 62084289
Description: viii, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Cash-Shannon duel --
Boggan Cash, outlaw --
Background : the origins of lynching --
Lynchings galore --
The Charleston triangle : editor, governess, doctor --
The assassination of N.G. Gonzales --
Analyzing murder : facts, figures, fiction --
One-on-one --
Shoot-outs, western style --
The weird, bizarre, and insane --
Change in a changeless society.
Responsibility: John Hammond Moore.
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Presents the history of changes in homicidal tendencies in South Carolina over four formative decades on the cusp of our modern era. Revisiting one of the nation's last formal duels, this book  Read more...

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