Gilded Age Richmond: Gaiety, Greed & Lost Cause Mania

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By Brian Burns
ISBN: 9781625858511
Publisher: The History Press
Date: 04/10/2017
State: Virginia
Images: 60 Black And White
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)

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.
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