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J. Grahame Long 

When: Mon., May 27, 3 p.m. 2013
Phone: (843) 724-7305
Price: $16
www.piccolospoleto.com

J. Grahame Long, curator of history at the Charleston Museum and author of the book Dueling in Charleston: Violence Refined in the Holy City, first became interested in old Charleston’s bloody tradition back in 2000 while re-cataloging the museum’s gun collection. His eyes kept drifting back to the ornate dueling pistols, sold in identical pairs to gentlemen of means for the purpose of settling perceived offenses. As he delved into historical records and newspaper archives, he came to realize that few American cities could rival Charleston for the frequency and lethality of its formal gun battles. —Paul Bowers

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