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Caroline Grego

I am a historian of and from South Carolina whose work lies at the nexus of the histories of labor, race and racism, and the environment. As a white southerner, my work is driven by a keen sense of historical responsibility to a past that is still present. I graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in geography in 2011, and earned my MA in geography from the University of British Columbia in 2013. I have just completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Colorado Boulder, which I finished with support from a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. I was a visiting assistant professor in the History Department at Queens University of Charlotte for the 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021, and 2021-2022 school years; and I was converted to an assistant professor at Queens starting in the 2022-2023 school year!

19TH Century Black History Environmental History

The Sea Islands Hurricane of 1893

Dec. 12, 2022

On August 27, 1893, a massive hurricane struck the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, battering the Sea Islands and Lowcountry through the next morning. Around 2,000 people in the thriving African American community perish…