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This book appeals to a broad audience of young and old interested in learning about one of the earliest settlements in this nation. It features over 90 maps, drawings, seldom viewed black and white images and high definition color photographs of Southampton Counties historic structures. Jeffrey A. Hines approaches his subject in chronological order, while Donald N. Richards photography brings the local history alive in vivid color. Mr. Hines examines structures starting with the 17th Century Nottoway Great Town, Major Thomas Ridley plantation known as Rotherwood which is featured on the front cover. Continuing on through properties known for famous slaves, including the Peter Blow Plantation and the structures that existed during the turbulent era of the Nat Turner Rebellion. The final chapter includes Victorian era structures built by industrialists of the new South to the 20th Century stepping stone African-American Rosenwald schools.
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