A Chronicle of Civil War Hampton, Virginia: Struggle and Rebirth on the Homefront

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From its beginning as a Tidewater town in the 1600s, Hampton, Virginia, has weathered many storms, including the disastrous effects of the Civil War and the difficulties of Reconstruction. The city's picturesque harbors have witnessed the rise of a thriving seafood industry, the growth of educational opportunity and the plight of Hampton's African American community. Author Alice Erickson uses her own family, the Hickman family, as a vehicle to unite compelling vignettes of Hampton's most storied era. Discover the intricacies of the Virginia secession, the turmoil of Federal occupation and the revitalization of Hampton out of the ashes of conflict. Follow along Erickson's tragic and adventurous story, whose ending has yet to be written.
ISBN: 9781626192256
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Civil War
Images: 66
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Alice Matthews Erickson is a ninth generation Virginian. She holds an AB and MA degree from The College of William and Mary and has taught English and History courses at the high school and college level. Her fascination with the Civil War came from learning stories of her Hampton family living under Federal occupation. She makes her home with her husband Wayne in Williamsburg, VA.
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