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I Jonathan, A Charleston Tale of the Rebellion

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A young stranger from Boston is marooned in Charleston just as the Civil War
begins. His relationships with working men and women, slaves, merchants, planters,
spies, inventors, soldiers, sweethearts and musicians tell the story of a dynamic
culture enduring its greatest challenge.

Jonathan's adventures include the bombardment of Fort Sumter, the last great Charleston horse race, the Great Charleston Fire of 1861, the Battle of Secessionville, visits to the North Carolina mountain homes of wealthy Low Country planters, a run through the Federal Blockade, a visit to the raucous boomtowns of Nassau and Wilmington, battles of ironclads and monitors, the Battle of Battery Wagner (made famous in the movie, ''Glory,'') and an encounter with a Voo-Doo conjure man. His story documents the hopes and struggles of a young man making a new life in a strange land in a time of war and change.

“I Jonathan” explores themes of love, duty, and community.  His story transcends personal and societal tragedy in a strange land he grows to love.

''Scott’s novel offers a spellbinding glimpse into Civil War Charleston.”
Caroline E. Janney
Univ. of Virginia Professor, History of the American Civil War

Paperback, 442 pages

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