Click on the link below to hear a little from Stephen Hoffius and Susan Williams as they talk about their book Upheaval: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow. Both Hoffius and Williams will be speaking at the College of Charleston on August 31 in the Addlestone Library Room 227 at 6:00 pm about the book.
A little about the book and event:
The earthquake of August 31, 1886, with three epicenters near Charleston, was the strongest earthquake ever to hit the east coast of the United States. Almost every building in Charleston was damaged and the city spent years attempting to recover from the devastation. Because it struck as Jim Crow politics were beginning, the social scene was as fascinating as the earthquake damage. The event will be held on the 125th Anniversary of the Charleston Earthquake.