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Norfolk : the first four centuries

Author: Thomas C Parramore; Peter C Stewart; Tommy Bogger
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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This is a history of Norfolk from the time of the first contact between a Spanish sailor and a native American Chiskiack in 1561, to the city's late 20th-century concerns, including pollution of Chesapeake Bay, urban development, traffic in illegal guns, and racial tensions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Parramore; Peter C Stewart; Tommy Bogger
ISBN: 0813919886 9780813919881
OCLC Number: 44022975
Description: xv, 512 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mission to Ajacan, 1524-73 : Spanish exploration of the Chesapeake --
The Chesapeians, 1585-1612 : English penetration of Chesapeake Bay --
Adam's rib, 1621-59 : settlement of lower Norfolk County --
The founding, 1655-91 : beginnings of Norfolk town --
The exorcism, 1691-1731 : Norfolk in an age of pirates and witches --
Red horse, pale horse, 1731-72 : late colonial Norfolk, riots and epidemics --
The tempering of Nellie and Margaret, 1773-83 : Norfolk and the Revolutionary War --
Les miserables, 1783-1801 : Norfolk rebuilds --
O Jeremiah, 1790-1809 : black Norfolk and the insurrection panic --
Duel of the damned, 1799-1814 : Chesapeake-Leopard Affair and War of 1812 --
Whistling in the wilderness, 1815-30 : the Dismal Swamp Canal and its impact --
Last train to Margarettsville, 1830-44 : the early railroad era --
The ghosts of Julappi, 1845-60 : the yellow-fever epidemic --
The cheesebox and the turtle, 1859-62 : Confederate Norfolk --
A question of insanity, 1862-65 : Norfolk under Union occupation --
The unbuttoning, 1865-76 : the Reconstruction --
Ruffles, truffles, and scuffles, 1877-88 : the Gilded Age --
The Brambleton Insurrection, 1888-1902 : crusaders and reformers --
The Jimstowne Follies, 1903-13 : Jamestown exposition era --
Kaiser Willi's boomtown, 1914-21 : Norfolk in World War I --
Cap's Whiskers on rat patrol, 1921-29 : the Prohibition twenties --
The misunderstanding, 1929-38 : the Great Depression --
Red lights, blackouts, and Norfolk County insurance, 1939-45 : Norfolk in World War II --
The Dixie all-American, 1946-63 : a revolution at city hall --
A sojourn in the Byrd-cage, 1958-65 : school integration crisis --
Dreams, schemes, and nightmares, 1975-86 : Norfolk and the navy --
Chesapeake at Bay, 1986-91 : environmental concerns --
Xanadu, if Kublai Can, 1991-4 : the contemporary scene.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Parramore with Peter C. Stewart and Tommy L. Bogger.

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A history of Norfolk. It tells the story of America's biggest maritime port from the first contact between a Spanish sailor and a Chiskiack man in 1561 to the city's late-20th-century concerns,  Read more...

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