Retrace the Route of the Patawomeck Women with Lora Chilton

Lora Chilton’s book tour will follow the imagined route of the Patawomeck Women from Fredericksburg through Richmond and Williamsburg to Hampton, stopping at Book People on the way.

Join us on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 as Lora Chilton discusses the fate of the Patawomeck people and her new book on the subject 1666: A Novel.

In 1666, in their efforts to steal the land of the Patawomeck people in what is now Virginia, colonists massacred the men of the Patawomeck tribe and took the women and children as slaves, marching them to the coast to slave ships that would take most of them to their deaths in the brutal sugar fields of the Barbados. 

In the new book 1666: A Novel, author Lora Chilton, a member of the tribe, renders a fictionalized reimagining told from the point of view of the two women who escaped slavery in Barbados and make their way back to Virginia. Their escape and return is why the tribe is in existence today. 

To honor the women who suffered this ordeal and to pay tribute to the tribe’s ultimate survival in part because of these two courageous women, author Lora Chilton’s book tour will follow this imagined route from Fredericksburg through Richmond and Williamsburg to Hampton in Virginia.

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