Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New book explores little known York County history


August 7, 2012
     The York County Historical Committee recently published a new book, "York County History: Essays and Memories," which focuses on 400 years of African American history in York County.
     It is a collection of articles, essays and oral history transcripts from the colonial period through the Civil War era, and into the 20th and 21st centuries. Included is information about the first Africans to arrive in the Virginia colony as indentured servants, the creation of an economic system based on slave labor, the role of African Americans in the Revolution and the Civil War, and the development of post-war African American communities.
     This is the second book published by the Historical Committee. The first, "Fact Sheets of York County History," is a compilation of writings by the late Dick Ivey, local historian, author and speaker. It contains over 40 articles and covers a wide range of subjects dealing with York County's long and illustrious history. Subjects include "Kiskiak Indians and the Europeans," "The Early Churches of Yorktown," "Old Yorke Village," and "Yankees in Yorktown." 
     Both books are available for purchase at the Gallery at York Hall and the Yorktowne Shoppe on Main Street in Yorktown, or by calling 757-898-0782. For more information on the Historical Committee and how it serves the community, visit www.yorkcountyhistoricalcommittee.org.

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