Hurricane Jim Crow : how the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 shaped the Lowcountry South /

"On an August night in 1893, the deadliest hurricane in South Carolina history struck the Lowcountry, killing thousands-almost all African American. But the devastating storm is only the beginning of this story. The hurricane's long effects intermingled with ongoing processes of economic d...

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Author / Creator: Grego, Caroline (Author)
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Project Muse. distributor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2022]
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Summary:"On an August night in 1893, the deadliest hurricane in South Carolina history struck the Lowcountry, killing thousands-almost all African American. But the devastating storm is only the beginning of this story. The hurricane's long effects intermingled with ongoing processes of economic downturn, racial oppression, resistance, and environmental change. In the Lowcountry, the political, economic, and social conditions of Jim Crow were inextricable from its environmental dimensions. This narrative history of a monumental disaster and its aftermath uncovers how Black workers and politicians, white landowners and former enslavers, northern interlocutors and humanitarians all met on the flooded ground of the coast and fought to realize very different visions for the region's future"--
On an August night in 1893, the deadliest hurricane in South Carolina history struck the Lowcountry, killing thousands--almost all African American. But the devastating storm is only the beginning of this story. The hurricane's long effects intermingled with ongoing processes of economic downturn, racial oppression, resistance, and environmental change. In the Lowcountry, the political, economic, and social conditions of Jim Crow were inextricable from its environmental dimensions.<br> <br> <br> <br> This narrative history of a monumental disaster and its aftermath uncovers how Black workers and politicians, white landowners and former enslavers, northern interlocutors and humanitarians all met on the flooded ground of the coast and fought to realize very different visions for the region's future. Through a telescoping series of narratives in which no one's actions were ever fully triumphant or utterly futile, Hurricane Jim Crow explores with nuance this painful and contradictory history and shows how environmental change, political repression, and communal traditions of resistance, survival, and care converged.<br> <br>
Item Description:Description based on print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1469671360
1469671379
9781469671369
9781469671376