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By J. Grahame Long

notwithstanding no landmarks or memorials officially realize dueling in Charleston, it is still a critical component of the Holy City's legacy. so much upstanding locals nourished the duelist's culture, many going as far as to make it an essential component in their social lives. For a time, even the main informal personality insults or slurs towards one's ethical fiber or relatives lineage invited a problem, and generally, the angry celebration used to be anticipated to retaliate. hence, discovering complete expression in frequency and public popularity during the Lowcountry, a gentleman's duel was once a crucial--albeit deadly--matter of style and caste. for 2 centuries, Charlestonians dueled habitually, settling own grievances with malice rather than mediation. Charleston historian J. Grahame lengthy offers an enthralling portrait of this dreadfully civilized custom.

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