Richmond in Ragtime: Socialists, Suffragists, Sex & Murder

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The three years from 1909 to 1911 were busy ones in Richmond, what with the misadventures of Adon A. Yoder, a muckraking pamphleteer who gets beaten up, sued and thrown in jail; the organizing of women like Lila Meade Valentine to fight for their right to vote; the art of sculptor Ferruccio Legnaioli; the novels of Ellen Glasgow, Mary Johnston and James Branch Cabell; increased restrictions against African Americans; a public spectacle surrounding the murder trial of Henry Clay Beattie Jr.; exotic flying machines and automobile endurance contests; and the recording of Polk Miller and his Old South Quartette. Join local author Harry Kollatz Jr. (True Richmond Stories) as he revives the city of a century ago for a tour of Richmond in ragtime.
ISBN: 9781596294431
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: True Crime
Images: 83
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
This is Harry Kollatz Jr.'s second book with The History Press. His first, True Richmond Stories, was a collection of anecdotes and anomalies of Richmond's past. Harry is the senior writer for Richmond Magazine and is a lifelong Richmond resident. He is co-founder of the Firehouse Theatre Project. Harry shares his life with his wife, Amie Oliver, and their two cats, the perpetually annoyed Miró and the antic, youthful Flannery.
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