Yorktown, Virginia: A Brief History (Paperback)

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Yorktown's history is often overshadowed by its pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. The site of the British surrender has held several victory commemorations over the past two hundred years. Yorktown also was a thriving colonial port and the site of one of the biggest Union blunders in the Civil War. During Reconstruction, former slaves created a vibrant community called Slabtown on the edge of the hamlet. In the 1930s, the National Park Service began preserving the battlefield; what was for decades a sleepy village is now dominated by tourism, and nearby modern military installations have helped to give it new life. Join author Wilford Kale as he reveals the many facets of Yorktown.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467139571
ISBN-10: 1467139572
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2018
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Brief History