Richmond Through the Twentieth Century

ISBN: 9781634990004
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Richmond is a city with a pedigree, a past that can be traced back to the first English settlers who landed at Jamestown in 1607. Yet the focus of this volume is the twentieth century, which was, by all rights, America’s century and Richmond’s rebirth as a modern, changed city...
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Richmond is a city with a pedigree, a past that can be traced back to the first English settlers who landed at Jamestown in 1607. Yet the focus of this volume is the twentieth century, which was, by all rights, America’s century and Richmond’s rebirth as a modern, changed city. 

“The closer Richmond moved toward the twentieth century, the more it seemed to be a city of archives and icons, the ‘holy city’ of the Confederacy, and an American industrial city, reflecting the prosperity and problems of mass production,” wrote historian Marie Tyler-McGraw, of the city that had held on so tightly to its status as capital of the Confederacy and bastion of the South’s cause in the war.

“The Lost Cause as a form of civil religion for the South was especially evocative in Richmond,” McGraw continued, “Yet the political influence of the Lost Cause zealots was probably not as great as its acolytes imagined.

Both politicians and businessmen found the Lost Cause to be a malleable concept, adaptable to new circumstances.” Richmond was ready for a makeover – and it got it.


BOOK ISBN 9781634990004
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 August 2016
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs

 

 






 

Amy Waters Yarsinske is the author of several best-selling, award-winning nonfiction books, most recently An American in the Basement: the Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death, and while it and other titles have led to major media interviews and speaking engagements across the country, An American in the Basement and Amy’s other work on this issue importantly continues the national conversation of POW/MIA accountability.  The book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Non-fiction in 2014. To those who know this prolific author, it’s no surprise that this Renaissance woman became a writer.  She learned at an early age that self-expression had to be forceful, accurate and relevant. This drive to document and investigate history-shaping stories and people has already led to over 70 nonfiction books, most of them spotlighting current affairs, the military, history and the environment.

Amy graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics.  She earned her Master of Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she was a DuPont Fellow and Lawn/Range resident.  She also holds numerous graduate certificates, including those earned from the CIVIC Leadership Institute and the Joint Forces Staff College, both headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.  Amy serves on the national board of directors of Honor-Release-Return, Inc. and the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition, where she is also the chairman of the Gulf War Illness Committee. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Authors Guild and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (NCLHA), among her many professional and civic memberships and activities.

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