Regional History

Appalachian Cooking: New & Traditional Recipes

Appalachian Cooking: New & Traditional Recipes

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The southern Appalachian Mountains are rich with produce, including wild ramps, corn, berries, and black walnuts. Drawing from these natural resources and fusing traditions of Native Americans and Scots-Irish settlers, the people of the region have developed a unique way of cooking. These foodways run in John Tullock's blood. As a child growing up on an East Tennessee farm, Tullock helped his grandmother make biscuits and can pickles, and walked to town with his grandfather to trade fresh eggs for coffee. In Appalachian Cooking, he shares these memories and recipes passed down over generations, as well as modern takes on classic dishes. Recipes include:
  • Sweet Onion Upside-Down Corn Bread
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Skillet Braised Pork Chops
  • Blackberry Crumble
  • Vibrant watercolor illustrations throughout remind us that beautiful produce is often the best culinary inspiration.

    Appalachians Soundtrack CD

    Appalachians Soundtrack CD

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    22 tracks from various artists. Companion to the public television series.
    Culinary History of West Virginia : From Ramps to Pepperoni Rolls

    Culinary History of West Virginia : From Ramps to Pepperoni Rolls

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    The Mountain State's irregular borders and rugged geography are home to a fascinating mix of cultures, landscapes and foods. West Virginia's culinary history is rooted among the native fauna and flora that early residents hunted and foraged, and the taste
    Early Native Americans in West Virginia

    Early Native Americans in West Virginia

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    Follow Archaeologist Darla Spencer as she discovers the history and habits of 16 Native American sites in West Virginia.


    Once thought of as Indian hunting grounds with no permanent inhabitants, West Virginia is teeming with evidence of

    Foxfire 10

    Foxfire 10

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    Chock full of the wit and wisdom that has become the Foxfire trademark, this entirely new volume in the acclaimed, 6-million-copy best-selling "Foxfire" series is on oral history of Appalachian lives and traditions, homespun crafts, and folk arts.
    Images of America African Americans of Jefferson County

    Images of America African Americans of Jefferson County

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    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.
    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

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    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
    NAS FG to the Mid-Atlantic States NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, WV &

    NAS FG to the Mid-Atlantic States NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, WV &

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    For every resident of and visitor to the Mid-Atlantic states, this uniquely compact yet comprehensive volume is the essential guide to the Mid-Atlantic region's natural world. Whether you're at home or on the road, the "National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States" tells you: what you'll see in the night sky over the Mid-Atlantic regionthe wildflowers that flourish in different Mid-Atlantic habitatsthe birds you'll encounter in the mountains, at the shore, and everywhere in between the region's best natural sites--how to reach them, when to visit, and what you'll see.

    Here, too, is complete information on the geology, fossils, wildlife habitats, weather, and ecology of the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as the region's trees, mushrooms, mammals, insects, reptiles, fishes, and other life-forms -- all beautifully illustrated in 1,500 photographs, drawings, and maps.

    Very Washington DC A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City

    Very Washington DC A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City

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    A travel guide with character, this fact-filled keepsake offers all the history, beauty, charm, and culture of our nation's capital city. In eye-catching watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the allure that makes Washington DC one of the most visited destinations in the country. In addition to the national landmarks, stirring memorials, and vibrant neighborhoods, there's the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Twilight Tattoo (a military pageant featuring the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team), colorful row houses, famous hotels and restaurants, and more museums than you'll be able to visit in just one trip.

    Gessler covers the city's most popular attractions but also heads off the beaten path to share hidden gems, like the quirky Albert Einstein Memorial and Eastern Market, where you can dine on bluebucks and browse for flea market finds. Also included are an index of sites and a useful appendix of addresses, Web sites, Metro stops, and phone numbers.

    Very Washington DC is a picture-perfect guidebook--a one-of-a-kind memento for tourists and a cherished reminder of the city's riches for those who have always lived in America's hometown.