Remembering Richmond

Remembering Richmond


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Richmond is an American city quintessentially founded upon change. From its birth to the present, Richmond has consistently rebuilt and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Through changing fortunes, Richmond has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens. With a selection of fine historic images from their best-selling book, Historic Photos of Richmond, Emily and John Salmon provide a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Richmond. Remembering Richmond captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From the forging of Richmond during the Revolutionary War to becoming capital of the Confederacy to its rise as a modern city, Remembering Richmond follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city’s history. It captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of more than 100 historic photographs. Published in striking black-and-white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596526273
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/24/2010
Series: Remembering Series
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 1,188,082
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Emily J. Salmon and John S. Salmon have written or edited several books and articles together, including Franklin County, Virginia, 1786–1986: A Bicentennial History; Turner Publishing's Historic Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia's Fascinating Historic Sites; and several titles in Turner Publishing's Historic Photos series, including Historic Photos of Hampton Roads, Historic Photos of Gettysburg, Historic Photos of Virginia, and Historic Photos of the White House, all available from the publisher. Emily has B.S. and M.A. degrees in psychology and history, respectively. She is senior copy editor in the Publications and Educational Services Division at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, and coeditor of The Hornbook of Virginia History. John has B.A. and M.A. degrees in American history. A former archivist at the Library of Virginia, he is retired from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, where he was staff historian and wrote The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide.

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