A Short History of Richmond

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The seven hills at the James River fall line that Captain John Smith first witnessed in 1607 became the site of a pivotal American city. Richmond was a birthplace of the American Revolution. It became the permanent capital of Virginia and served as the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. In the early twentieth century, industry expanded in the city as companies like DuPont and Philip Morris built factories. Cultural institutions expanded, with Richmond's first radio station and movie theater opening in the 1920s, before the Great Depression hit the city hard. The city rose from financial struggle to a highly industrialized center for manufacturing and vital transportation hub. Join authors Jack Trammell and Guy Terrell as they narrate the rich history of the River City.
ISBN: 9781625859570
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Brief History
Images: 69
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jack Trammell is an author, professor of sociology and researcher. His recent books include The Fourth Branch of Government and The Richmond Slave Trade. He is a recognized voice of Appalachia and a scholar of social history, disability and research design. Guy Terrell is a project manager, writer and educator. He recently coauthored The Fourth Branch of Government. He earned his BA at Hampden-Sydney College, an MBA from George Mason University and an MS in information systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is past president and treasurer of the Poetry Society of Virginia.
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