Friday, September 11, 2015

Author talk @ RPL: Excerpt from Dr. Harry M. Ward's Children of the Streets of Richmond, 1865-1920

Dr. Harry M. Ward will be discussing his latest book, Children of the Streets of Richmond, 1865-1920, at the Main Library on Monday, September 14th at 6 pm. Call 804-646-7223 to RSVP! 

The following excerpt from chapter one comes from a reporter's 1896 description of his tour of Richmond's "neglected region". 

As I read the following text I wondered about the impression our visitors will take away from their experiences on the very same streets of Richmond during the upcoming UCI Championships, almost 120 years later-- Quite a different scene to be sure. 

(The reported "vile spot" teeming with "brazen women", "cheap drinks, cheap theatres, and cheap lodging" is approximately the area of the 17th Street Farmer's Market.)

Ya know...this lovely place. 

Excerpt from Chapter 1:

From Children of the Streets of Richmond, 1865–1920 ©
2015 Harry M. Ward by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC

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