Norfolk: The First Four Centuries

By: Thomas C. Parramore with Peter C. Stewart and Tommy L. Bogger

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Book Details: 480 pages, 6 x 9, paperback / softcover, University of Virginia Press


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The first comprehensive history of Norfolk to appear since 1930, Norfolk: The First Four Centuries tells the story of America's largest maritime port from the first contact between a Spanish sailor and a Chiskiack man in 1561 to the city's late twentieth-century concerns, including pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, urban development, traffic in illegal guns, and racial tensions.

Title: Norfolk: The First Four Centuries

Author: Thomas C. Parramore with Peter C. Stewart and Tommy L. Bogger

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $30.00

Categories: Virginia,

Publisher: University of Virginia Press:

ISBN Number: 0-8139-1988-6

ISBN Number 13: 9780813919881

Binding: paperback / softcover

Book Details: 480 pages, 6 x 9, paperback / softcover, University of Virginia Press

Seller ID: 915570

Description: The first comprehensive history of Norfolk to appear since 1930, Norfolk: The First Four Centuries tells the story of America's largest maritime port from the first contact between a Spanish sailor and an American Indian Chiskiack man in 1561 to the city's late twentieth-century concerns, including pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, urban development, traffic in illegal guns, and racial tensions.
Norfolk's splendid harbor made it an early refuge for mariners against the threat of Atlantic pirates and storms, and later gave it natural advantages as a seaport. Incorporated as a town in 1680, Norfolk has survived epidemics, hurricanes, total destruction in the Revolutionary War, and occupation in the Civil War to become Virginia's largest city, a bulk exporter and coaling station and the world's foremost naval base. Thomas C. Parramore and his research assistants include the lives and contributions of hundreds of the city's little-known citizens, including women, African Americans and other minorities, as well as its celebrated sons and daughters.
Norfolk: The First Four Centuries details the events, some tragic, some amusing, that have given the city its rich, diverse, enduring character.

About Author
Thomas C. Parramore is Professor Emeritus at Meredith College. Peter C. Stewart was Professor of History at Old Dominion University. Tommy L. Bogger is Professor and University Archivist at Norfolk State University.

Reviews
"Not only detailed in its treatment of Norfolk's past but . . . highly readable as well. . . . Urban history at its best--a rich blend of political, military, economic, social, and cultural themes--Norfolk should have wide appeal." --Newport News Daily Press
"Readers will find themselves hooked without realizing it and then will marvel at the fascinating information that the authors have organized here." --Virginia Librarian
"A full-bodied narrative history . . . often entertaining and certainly spirited. I felt as I read it as though I were being given a tour, through four-plus centuries of Norfolk's history by a guide who knew the place and its people very well indeed." --Peter S. Wallenstein, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University