Gilded Age, Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry and Propriety

Title

Gilded Age, Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry and Propriety

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Description

Norfolk's rise as a premier seaport brought with it an increase in power, wealth and industry in the nineteenth century. Local prominent families lived in exquisitely crafted homes and owned flourishing local businesses. Cobblestone lined the Freemason District and downtown streets. The area's elite participated in numerous social clubs, religious groups and philanthropic organizations. One family, the Hunters, lived so luxuriously that they became one of the most fashionable families in the city. Join author Jaclyn Spainhour as she explores Norfolk's social customs, cosmopolitan soirées and more that truly embodied the Gilded Age. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9781467117708

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

The History Press

City

Charleston, South Carolina

Keywords

Norfolk (Virginia), Social life and customs, 19th century, Gilded Age, Hunter family

Disciplines

Social History | United States History