Regional History

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

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

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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. Measures 7" x 9.75" x 0.4". Weighs 1 lb. 2 oz. 
Appalachia: A History

Appalachia: A History

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Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, John Alexander Williams chronicles four and a half centuries of the Appalachian past. Along the way, he explores Appalachia's long-contested boundaries and the numerous, often contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart.Williams begins his story in the colonial era and describes the half-century of bloody warfare as migrants from Europe and their American-born offspring fought and eventually displaced Appalachia's Native American inhabitants. He depicts the evolution of a backwoods farm-and-forest society, its divided and unhappy fate during the Civil War, and the emergence of a new industrial order as railroads, towns, and extractive industries penetrated deeper and deeper into the mountains. Finally, he considers Appalachia's fate in the twentieth century, when it became the first American region to suffer widespread deindustrialization, and examines the partial renewal created by federal intervention and a small but significant wave of in-migration.Throughout the book, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region. Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press. Paperback, 473 pages. Measures 5.75" x 9.25" x 1.25". Weighs 1 lb 7.9 oz.  
Appalachian ABCs

Appalachian ABCs

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Combining visual observation with mountain tradition to help children learn the alphabet, this book offers a letter-by-letter glimpse of the history and botany of the Appalachian Trail. Publisher: The Overmountain Press. Hardcover, 56 Pages. Measures 11.25"x8.75"x0.375" . Weighs 1 lb 0.4 oz.
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 BreadFried Green TomatoesSkillet Braised Pork ChopsBlackberry CrumbleVibrant watercolor illustrations throughout remind us that beautiful produce is often the best culinary inspiration. Publisher: The Countryman Press. Paperback, 196 pages. Measures 7.5" x 9" x 0.75". Weighs 1 lb 5.8 oz.
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 of pawpaws and ramps is familiar across the state. Immigrants brought international flavors to Appalachian cuisine, resulting in local traditions like moonshine and the iconic pepperoni roll. Historian, author and West Virginia native Shannon Colaianni Tinnell explores a history that is still being written by a new generation hungry for tradition and authenticity. Publisher: American Plate. Paperback, 144 Pages. Measures 8.75"x5.8"x0.25" . Weighs 12.3 oz.
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 a thriving early native population. Todays's farmers can hardly plow their fields without uncovering ancient artifacts, evidence of at least ten thousand years of occupation. Members of the Fort Ancient culture resided along the rich bottomlands of southern West Virginia during the Late-Prehistoric and Protohistoric periods. Lost to time and rediscovered in the 1880s, Fort Ancient sites dot the West Virginia landscape. This volume explores sixteen of these sites, including Buffalo, Logan, and Orchard. Archaeologist Darla Spencer excavates the fascinating lives of some of the Mountain State's earliest inhabitants in search of who these people were, what languages they spoke and who their descendants may be.Publisher: The History Press. Paperback, 160 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.25" . Weighs 12.6 oz.
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.Publisher: Anchor Books. Paperback, 488 Pages. Measures 9.24"x6.06"x1.34" . Weighs 1 lb 4.1 oz.
Foxfire 2

Foxfire 2

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.This second Foxfire volume includes topics such as ghost stories, spinning and weaving, wagon making, midwifing, corn shuckin', and more.Publisher: Anchor Books. Paperback, 416 Pages. Measures 9.22"x6.04"x1.08" . Weighs 1 lb.
Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington D.C.

Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington D.C.

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From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, African Americans in the Washington, D.C. area sought leisure destinations where they could relax without the burden of racial oppression. Local picnic parks such as Eureka and Madre's were accessible by streetcars. Black-owned steamboats ferried passengers seeking sun and sand to places like Collingwood Beach, and African American families settled into quiet beach-side communities along the Western Shore of Maryland. Author and public historian Patsy M. Fletcher reveals the history behind Washington's forgotten era of African American leisure.Train-related excursions chapters including Storer College, Harpers Ferry and Island Park. Author: Patsy Mose Fletcher. Publisher: The History Press. Paperback, 177 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.4". Weighs 14.3 oz.
History of the American Negro

History of the American Negro

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History of the American Negro: West Virginia Edition is a collection of biographies of African American men and women at the beginning of the twentieth century. Edited and published by A. B. Caldwell, the History of the American Negro collection includes seven volumes that richly describe the lives of citizens in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. In a statement printed in the first volume of this series, Caldwell wrote that his intent in publishing this collection was neither "comprehensive nor exhaustive," yet he was determined to shed light on the "successful element unrecorded" of black Americans in the United States. As the 7th volume in Caldwell's collection, History of the American Negro: West Virginia Edition chronicles the struggles and triumphs of everyday African Americans in West Virginia during the post-World War I era. A resource for genealogists, historians, and citizens alike, this history provides a detailed account of the often overlooked lives of ordinary men and women. Publisher: West Virginia University Press. Hardcover, 318 pages. Measures 6" x 8.6" x 1". Weighs 1 lb 5.4 oz.