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Wicked Columbia

Vice And Villainy In The Capital

By Alexia Jones Helsley

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.

Other books about Columbia, South Carolina from The History Press include:Columbia FoodLost ColumbiaColumbia Civil War LandmarksRemembering Columbia, South Carolina Forgotten Tales of South Carolina

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781609498504


Format: Book
Author: Helsley, Alexia Jones
Title: Wicked Columbia : vice and villainy in the capital / Alexia Jones Helsley.
Publisher Date: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.
Subject: Vice -- Social aspects -- South Carolina -- Columbia -- History. Corruption -- South Carolina -- Columbia -- History. Crime -- South Carolina -- Columbia -- History. Columbia (S.C.) -- Social conditions Columbia (S.C.) -- Moral conditions. Columbia (S.C.) -- History.
Isbn: 9781609498504 160949850X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: 306.09757 Hel
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Bib Id: 433014

Format: Book
Author: Helsley, Alexia Jones
Title: Wicked Columbia : vice and villainy in the capital / Alexia Jones Helsley.
Publisher, Date: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.
Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Vice -- Social aspects -- South Carolina -- Columbia -- History.
Subjects: Corruption -- South Carolina -- Columbia -- History.
Subjects: Crime -- South Carolina -- Columbia -- History.
Subjects: Columbia (S.C.) -- Social conditions
Subjects: Columbia (S.C.) -- Moral conditions.
Subjects: Columbia (S.C.) -- History.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [133]-134) and index.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Prologue -- Birth of a City -- Coming of Age -- Behind Closed Doors -- Ladies of the Evening -- War on Vice, Part I/World War I -- Boys will be Boys -- Death in the Street -- New Century, Old Problems -- "A Devil of a Place" -- Hands in the Cookie Jar -- War on Vice, Part II//World War II -- Epilogue: "What's Past is Prologue" -- Appendix. Inhabitants of Richland County Jail, 1880.
LCCN: 2013010489
ISBN: 9781609498504
ISBN: 160949850X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: 306.09757 Hel