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Richmond in Ragtime: Socialists, Suffragists, Sex & Murder (True Crime)

Richmond in Ragtime: Socialists, Suffragists, Sex & Murder (True Crime)

Current price: $24.99
Publication Date: October 1st, 2008
Publisher:
History Press
ISBN:
9781596294431
Pages:
224
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Description

The three years from 1909 to 1911 were busy ones in Richmond, what with the misadventures of Adon A. Yoder, a muckraking
pamphleteer who gets beaten up, sued and thrown in jail; the organizing of women like Lila Meade Valentine to fight for their right to vote; the art of sculptor Ferruccio Legnaioli; the novels of Ellen Glasgow, Mary Johnston and James Branch Cabell; increased restrictions against African Americans; a public spectacle surrounding the murder trial of Henry Clay Beattie Jr.; exotic flying machines and automobile endurance contests; and the recording of Polk Miller and his Old South Quartette. Join local author Harry Kollatz Jr. (True Richmond Stories) as he revives the city of a century ago for a tour of Richmond in ragtime.