Books

Images of America African Americans of Jefferson County

Images of America African Americans of Jefferson County
$21.99
Jefferson County can proudly claim a large number of firsts when it comes to African Americans in national history. The raid to free slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil War was led by abolitionist John Brown in Harpers Ferry. The first man wounded in the rebellion was Heyward Shepherd, a free African American and a Jefferson County resident. Pres. Abraham Lincoln appointed Jefferson County native Martin Robison Delany as the first African American field officer of the Civil War. In 1906, the Niagara Movement, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), held its first meeting on American soil on the Storer College campus. The first woman to become the coach of a menÂ’s college basketball team was also an African American from Jefferson County. Additionally, the Colored Horse Show held in Charles Town was the first of its kind for African Americans.
Author: 
Inc. Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society
Publication Date: 
2009-07-29

Junior Ranger Booklet

Junior Ranger Booklet
$1.50

Become a Junior Ranger at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park!

This booklet is full of fun activities that allow you to explore the park museums and exhibits. You will learn about the jobs of park rangers and how you too can do those jobs as Junior Park Rangers.

Walker's Guide to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 8th edition

Walker's Guide to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 8th edition
$9.95

A comprehensive guidebook to walking tours of Lower Town Harpers Ferry, Virginus Island, Maryland Heights, Loudoun Heights, and much  more. Detailed maps & index.

Revised: 09-01-2016 Eighth edition includes map elevations and updates to the Bolivar Heights and Loudon Heights walks.

Paperback, 192 pages Author: David T Gilbert

Publication Date: 
1983-01-01

Harpers Ferry Under Fire A Border Town in the American Civil War

Harpers Ferry Under Fire A Border Town in the American Civil War
$21.95

Harpers Ferry experienced the Civil War like no other place and was a case study of repeated invasions, military operations, martial law, and endless danger. Journey into the Civil War with stories from those who lived, worked, fought, and died in a border town. This narrative is complemented by full color and black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and maps. Paperback, 200 pages.

Author Dennis E. Frye is the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He is a writer, lecturer, guide, preservationist, and prominent Civil War historian. A well-know author, Dennis has written 77 articles and six books.

Harpers Ferry experienced the Civil War like no other place and was a case study of repeated invasions, military operations, martial law, and endless danger. Journey into the Civil War with stories from those who lived, worked, fought, and died in a border town. This narrative is complemented by full color and black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and maps. Paperback, 200 pages. Dennis E. Frye is the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Writer, lecturer, guide, and preservationist, Dennis is a prominent Civil War historian. Dennis has numerous appearances on PBS, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and A&E as a guest historian, and he helped produce award-winning television features on the Battle of Antietam and abolitionist John Brown. Dennis served as an Associate Producer for the Civil War movie Gods and Generals, during which he recruited and coordinated nearly 3,000 re-enactors for the film. Dennis also is one of the nation's leading Civil War battlefield preservationists. He is co-founder and first president of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, and he is co-founder and a former president of today's Civil War Preservation Trust, where he helped save battlefields in twelve states. Dennis is a tour guide in demand, leading tours for organizations such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, numerous colleges and universities, and Civil War Round Tables.

Author: 
Frye, Dennis E
Publication Date: 
2011-11-30
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Blue & Gray Magazine History and Tour Guide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle of Harpers Ferry September 12-15, 1862

Blue & Gray Magazine History and Tour Guide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle of Harpers Ferry September 12-15, 1862
$12.95

At the bottom of the “hole” where the Shenandoah River flows into the Potomac River is the village of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (which was Virginia in 1862). Towering over this confluence are Maryland Heights, Loudoun Heights, and Bolivar Heights. It all makes for wild, scenic beauty, but the town becomes virtually indefensible if enemy cannons are placed on the heights. In September 1862, Stonewall Jackson did exactly that.

But Jackson was late. He was unable to meet Robert E. Lee’s stringent timetable for capturing Harpers Ferry, and the unprecedented loss of Lee’s Special Orders 191 – which detailed the Confederate invasion plan – compromised the operation and endangered the Confederate army. Often overshadowed by Antietam, the battle never would have occurred without Stonewall’s actions at Harpers Ferry.


This guide includes several color and black-and-white photographs and maps of the battlefields.

Paperback, 103 pages

 

Publication Date: 
2012-01-01

Harpers Ferry Anthology: Civil War-era Stories by Park Rangers and Volunteers

Harpers Ferry Anthology: Civil War-era Stories by Park Rangers and Volunteers
$11.95

Published by the Harpers Ferry Historical Association in memory of David L. Larsen, Interpreter.

The diaries, letters and memoirs of the civilians and soldiers who experienced the war in Harpers Ferry have provided park interpreters an invaluable tool for transporting park visitors to the past. Here are 24 stories written by 17 interpreters, volunteers, rangers and interns that recreate six harrowing years of a town under attack. Paperback, 118 pages.

Publication Date: 
2011-01-01

Harpers Ferry Bill of Fare Collection of Recipes by the HFHA

Harpers Ferry Bill of Fare Collection of Recipes by the HFHA
$11.95

A collection of recipes influenced by the confluence! Take a journey back into time with your tastebuds from the late 18th century to present day! Enjoy images of Harpers Ferry past, colorful quotes, and amusing anecdotes. Filled with both historical and modern recipes, Harpers Ferry Bill of Fare will satisfy any appetite for food or nostalgia. Spiral bound, paperback 92 pages.

Publication Date: 
2016-09-01

John Brown's Raid Handbook

John Brown's Raid Handbook
$9.95

Revised in 2009, this handbook contains the day-by-day narration of Brown’s insurrection, those who were involved, details of the trial, and what happened to John Brown and his men after the raid. Published on the 150th anniversary of the raid, more than a hundred photographs, maps and historic images chronicle the account. Includes suggested reading.  Paperback, 111 pages.

Antietam Visit DVD

Antietam Visit DVD
$19.95

In Antietam Visit we learn about the bloodiest single day of the Civil War through Abraham Lincoln's eyes. Dramatic battle recreations, historical photographs, music, and period clothing appear throughout.

Running time: 26 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include John Brown's Raid: To Do Battle in the Land, Back to Harpers Ferry, and Springfield Armory.

Sage of Tawawa Reverdy Cassius Ransom, 1861-1959

Sage of Tawawa Reverdy Cassius Ransom, 1861-1959
$21.00
In The Sage of Tawawa, Annetta L. Gomez-Jefferson offers Ransom as a symbol of an era and a larger movement and recalls him to be a man of deep faith and conviction. Educated at Wilberforce University in Ohio (after losing his scholarship from Oberlin College for protesting the segregation of the campus dining halls), Reverdy Cassius Ransom worked with and for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His duties saw him run for Congress, be elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serve as editor of the A.M.E. Church Review, and serve as church historiographer. In July 1941, Ransom received a letter from President Roosevelt appointing him to the Volunteer Participation Committee in the Office of Civilian Defense.
Author: 
Annetta Louise Gomez-Jefferson
Publication Date: 
2003-01-15