Winston-Salem: A Twin City History

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Not just home to Old Salem and tobacco tycoons, Winston-Salem has more stories to tell. Author Michael Bricker chronicles the history of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in this interesting and accessible account that spans from the development of Moravian Salem and industrial Winston to the modern day. Conventional versions of Winston-Salem's past tend to focus on the city's famed public figures and wealthy businessmen, but this book also uncovers stories of the workers who built the tobacco and textile industries that have made this city what it is today. With an informative and entertaining approach, Bricker also discusses the effects of the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, Prohibition, the Great Depression and the cold war upon the Twin City. This history is a must-read for all those fortunate enough to call Winston-Salem "home."
ISBN: 9781596293045
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Definitive History
Images: 61
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 7 (w) x 10 (h)
Michael Bricker attended Wake Forest University in the school of paralegal studies. He is the founder of the West Salem Historic Society and a member of the West Salem Neighborhood Association and the West Salem Civic Club. He has also been at the forefront of the historical preservation movement in Winston-Salem, serving as an advisor on “The Legacy Plan of Winston-Salem.”
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