Hampton s Olde Wythe

Author: The Olde Wythe Neighborhood Association
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625847491
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While the Olde Wythe neighborhood in Hampton looks like many of the picturesque communities in America, its past is one all its own. The area's namesake, George Wythe, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and a man opposed to slavery who freed his own slaves and suffered arsenic poisoning for his position. Olde Wythe battled a British invasion during the War of 1812 and witnessed intense ironclad battles fought near its shores during the Civil War. Join the Olde Wythe Neighborhood Association as it presents the colorful and harrowing history of Hampton's Olde Wythe.

A Chronicle of Civil War Hampton Virginia

Author: Alice Matthews Erickson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625847017
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From its beginning as a Tidewater town in the 1600s, Hampton, Virginia, has weathered many storms, including the disastrous effects of the Civil War and the difficulties of Reconstruction. The city's picturesque harbors have witnessed the rise of a thriving seafood industry, the growth of educational opportunity and the plight of Hampton's African American community. Author Alice Erickson uses her own family, the Hickman family, as a vehicle to unite compelling vignettes of Hampton's most storied era. Discover the intricacies of the Virginia secession, the turmoil of Federal occupation and the revitalization of Hampton out of the ashes of conflict. Follow along Erickson's tragic and adventurous story, whose ending has yet to be written.

On this Day in Hampton History

Author: Wythe Holt & Edward B. Hicks
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467139742
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Hampton is a historical jewel of the Commonwealth. One day at a time, authors Wythe Holt and Edward B. Hicks offer up fascinating stories of the people and events that shaped it. The city's story begins at the origins of Old Point Comfort as early as 1608, long before the American Revolution. The Emancipation Proclamation was first read to the public on the grounds of today's Hampton University under what would soon be called the Emancipation Oak. NASA's Langley Research Center helped send astronauts to space and tested such icons as the Apollo lunar lander. Fort Monroe encompasses nearly two centuries of service to the country as the largest moated fort in North America. Join Holt and Hicks and enjoy the rich historical legacy every day of the year.


Author: J. Michael Cobb
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738553818
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According to its citizens, Hampton, Virginia, is the oldest continuously inhabited English-speaking city on the continent. It replaced Kecoughtan, an important Native American settlement. The English established a thriving tobacco port, a planned town centered on the intersection of King and Queen Streets. The British bombarded the town during the Revolutionary War and pillaged it during the War of 1812. Because of the continued Union occupation of Fort Monroe, Confederate troops burnt the town in 1861 during the Civil War. Rebuilding after 1865 was stimulated by the astonishing national success of the local crab and oyster industries. Early images portray Hamptonians on dusty streets with horse-drawn wagons and merchants in front of often ramshackle storefronts. Later photographs show imposing banks and a huge oyster pile dominating "Crabtown" as the first automobiles, electricity, and trolley cars appeared. Hampton's modern heyday of a working waterfront and busy streets, as shown on the cover, springs to life in these images.

Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Lebensbeschreibungen s mmtlicher Unterzeichner der Unabh ngigkeits Erkl rung

Author: Charles August Goodrich
ISBN: 9783956101212
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56 Delegierte unterzeichneten im Jahre 1776 im Namen der vormaligen Kolonien die Unabhangigkeitsurkunde der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. Sie proklamierten damit die Loslosung von Grossbritannien und ihr Recht auf einen eigenen souveranen Staatenbund. Charles Goodrich (1790 - 1862) geht in dem vorliegenden Werk auf das Leben und Wirken samtlicher Unterzeichner eindrucksvoll ein. Er schildert erganzend die merkwurdigsten Begebenheiten, welche die Trennung der Colonien von dem Mutterlande zur Folge hatte."