Remembering Greater Hampton Roads

Remembering Greater Hampton Roads

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Remembering Greater Hampton Roads by Emily J. Salmon, John S Salmon

Before the Jamestown colonists reached their final shore, they arrived at a place they named Cape Henry, and beyond that lay an inlet that would one day shelter the towns of Hampton Roads: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. With a selection of fine historic images from their best-selling book Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads, Emily J. and John S. Salmon provide a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of the region. The images collected in Remembering Greater Hampton Roads offer a remarkable glimpse into the history of these unique communities. Published in vivid black-and-white, these images communicate the historic events and everyday life of two centuries of Americans and two centuries of a fascinating corner of America. Remembering Greater Hampton Roads is sure to captivate anyone curious about the region’s past, from the student of history to the local history buff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596526525
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/07/2010
Series: Remembering Series
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 1,260,593
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(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. 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. Their knowledge of local history and literary skill have also yielded Historic Photos of Gettysburg, Historic Photos of Richmond, Historic Photos of Petersburg, and Historic Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia's Fascinating Historic Sites, all available from Turner Publishing Company.

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