It Happened in Virginia, 2nd: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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Well known for its historic buildings, battlefields, and beaches, Virginia has a colorful and dramatic past. It Happened in Virginia tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of this beautiful state, from the first American revolution in 1676 to the capture of a Soviet spy in 1985.
 
Learn how Joel Sweeney invented the banjo and went on to be called “the Pied Piper of Appomattox.” And how Professor Thomas Jonathan ...

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Overview

Well known for its historic buildings, battlefields, and beaches, Virginia has a colorful and dramatic past. It Happened in Virginia tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of this beautiful state, from the first American revolution in 1676 to the capture of a Soviet spy in 1985.
 
Learn how Joel Sweeney invented the banjo and went on to be called “the Pied Piper of Appomattox.” And how Professor Thomas Jonathan Jackson, a teacher at a small military school, earned his own nickname: Stonewall Jackson. Read about a cigarette rolling machine that sparked a vast tobacco fortune, a massive bank embezzlement by the unlikeliest of robbers, and the election of the nation’s first African-American governor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762754243
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,394,573
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Emilee Hines is a native Virginian who currently lives in nearby North Carolina. She is the author of More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women (TwoDot) and the coauthor of Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State through History (Globe Pequot Press) and Old Virginia Homes.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

A Tragic Beginning-1607 1

Tobacco: Saving and Destroying Virginia-1612 5

Wives and Servants for Sale-1619 9

An Uprising and a Savior-1622 12

The First American Revolution-1676 16

The Incredible Journey-1755 21

Getting the Lead Out-1756 26

Virginia's Gentleman Giant-1765 30

A Midnight Ride-1781 35

Victory, with Help from Our Friends-1781 39

The Bizarre Randolphs-1792 44

Gabriel's Insurrection-1800 49

A Traitor on Trial-1807 53

The Richmond Theater Fire-1811 57

The Unhappy Soldier-1829 61

Saving the Harvest-1831 65

Entertaining the Queen-1843 69

Here Lies Stonewall Jackson's Arm-1863 73

The Crater-1864 77

No More Need to Roll Your Own-1882 81

Seeking the Beale Treasure-1885 85

The Carroll Country Shootout-1912 89

Mr. Peanut-1916 93

An Island of Ponies-1925 97

Ham for a Play-1932 101

Two Worthwhile Work Projects-1931-1939 105

Richmond's Famous Dancer-1938 110

War Comes to Virginia-1942 114

A Plague Strikes Southwest Virginia-1950 118

Bigger than the Brink's-1955 122

Camille's Destruction-1969 126

Virginia's Master Spy-1985 130

Virginia Elects a Governor-1989 134

Looking Forward and Looking Back-2000 138

Virginia's Birthday Parties-2007 142

Virginia Facts and Trivia 148

Bibliography 149

Index 155

About the Author 160

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