Fredericksburg, Virginia:: Eclectic Histories For The Curious Reader (American Chronicles)
Publish Date: 2008-03-15
Author: Ted Kamieniak
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Ted Kamieniak collected these fifteen superb articles to amaze and fascinate all who feel history is simply a well-worn path. Each selection delivers fresh perspective and intriguing events connected to Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Fastidiously investigated and painstakingly written, this eclectic compilation presents little-visited neighborhoods of historical inquiry. Meet Fredericksburg's first cop on the beat; discover the persistence of hoodoo and conjuration in black plantation society; delve into the account of State Senator Benjamin Pitts and Fredericksburg's first drive-in movie theater--and so much more! Whether your interests lie in social history, vernacular architecture, historic technology or folkways, you will find this book an entertaining and profitable read.