Regional History

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

Between the Shenandoah and the Potomac: Historic Homes of Jefferson County, West Virginia

Between the Shenandoah and the Potomac: Historic Homes of Jefferson County, West Virginia
$45.00

This volume compiles over 100 historic homes, mills, churches, and other significant structures, dating from 1730 to the 1850s. From fine Georgian mansions, designed by leading architects, to simple farm houses and their out buildings, this book presents the reader with the history of each historic landmark by dividing its contents into districts and illustrating each property with color and black-and-white photography.

Hardcover, 78 pages.

Publication Date: 
1990-01-01

John Brown to James Brown: The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Blossomed, and Boogied

John Brown to James Brown: The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Blossomed, and Boogied
$25.95

John Brown to James Brown delves into a distinctively American saga as it unfolds on one small piece of farm property in rural Western Maryland. Commonly known as John Brown's Farm because of the role it played in John Brown's raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry, this site was a music mecca to many young African Americans during the 50s and 60s. The little-known story of the music scene at Kennedy Farm where many giants of rhythm and blues performed during their early years --including James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, the Drifters, and scores of others. These stories, intertwined with those of a gifted promoter and thousands of young people who experienced early R&B music at John Brown's Farm, bring to life an ideal that heralded in America's founding documents and still beats in the heart of mankind today---liberty! Hardback 295 pages

Publication Date: 
2016-07-01

Wever of the B&O Railroad and Weverton His Early Industrial Village that Failed

Wever of the B&O Railroad and Weverton His Early Industrial Village that Failed
$8.95

This book is about a master builder named Caspar Wever who was a controversial person that has been described as unscrupulous and greedy. Covered in this book is the building of the B&O Railroad, and Wever's attempt to build an industrial community on the banks of the Potomac river. Paperback, 135 pages.

Author: 
Peter Maynard
Publication Date: 
1996-07-01