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Gilded Age Richmond : Gaiety, Greed & Lost Cause Mania
by Brian Burns




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Author Brian Burns traces the history of the River City as it marched toward a new century.


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.

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Overview

Author Brian Burns traces the history of the River City as it marched toward a new century.


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.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781625858511
  • ISBN-10: 1625858515
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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