Gilded Age Richmond: Gaiety, Greed & Lost Cause Mania

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In the aftermath of the Civil War, Richmond entered the Gilded Age seeking bright prospects while struggling with its own past. It was an era marked by great technological change and ideological strife. During a labor convention in conservative Richmond, white supremacists prepared to enforce segregation at gunpoint. Progressives attempted to gain political power by unveiling a wondrous new marvel: Richmond's first electric streetcar. And handsome lawyer Thomas J. Cluverius was accused of murdering a pregnant woman and dumping her body in the city reservoir, sparking Richmond's trial of the century. Author Brian Burns traces the history of the River City as it marched toward a new century.
ISBN: 9781625858511
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 60
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brian Burns was born and bred in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating magna cum laude in 1983 from the School of Design at North Carolina State University, he worked as an art director for advertising agencies, including the Martin Agency in Richmond. As the years passed, he turned to copywriting. He got his first taste of history writing in 2006, as co-producer of The Rainbow Minute at WRIR 97.3fm community radio in Richmond. Brian's first book, Lewis Ginter: Richmond's Gilded Age Icon, was published by The History Press in 2011. He's been a huge fan of Richmond's rich history ever since, despite his 2014 move to Silver Spring, Maryland.
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