Richmond: The Story of a City chronicles the growth of this historic community over nearly four centuries from its founding in the early 1700s by William Byrd II to its most recent urban and suburban developments. In this expanded edition Virginius Dabney updates his history by examining the developments in racial relations, cultural institutions, and downtown architecture that have taken place in Richmond over the past two decades.
Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginius Dabney has been president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, chairman of the U.S. Historical Society, and president of the Virginia Historical Society. His many books include: Virginia: The New Dominion; Dry Messiah: The Life of Bishop Cannon; Below the Potomac; Liberalism in the South; and Mr. Jefferson's University.