Civil War Richmond: The Last Citadel

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Few American cities have experienced the trauma of wartime destruction. As the capital of the new Confederate States of America, situated only ninety miles from the enemy capital at Washington, D.C., Richmond was under constant threat. The civilian population suffered not only shortage and hardship but also constant anxiety. During the war, the city more than doubled in population and became the industrial center of a prolonged and costly war effort. The city transformed with the creation of a massive hospital system, military training camps, new industries and shifting social roles for everyone, including women and African Americans. Local historians Jack Trammell and Guy Terrell detail the excitement, and eventually bitter disappointment, of Richmond at war.
ISBN: 9781467145893
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Brief History
Images: 73
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jack Trammell, PhD, is author of more than twenty books, including The Richmond Slave Trade. He teaches at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland, where he specializes in social history and disability history. He can be reached at Guy Terrell coauthored A Short History of Richmond (The History Press) and The Fourth Branch of Government: We the People with Jack Trammell. He has also published poems in Tar River Poetry Review and Streetlight. He is a past president and treasurer of the Poetry Society of Virginia.
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