West Virginia

A House Divided: A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

A House Divided: A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

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In A House Divided, Richard Orr Curry investigates the political realities that led to the breakup of the Old Dominion and the emergence of a new state during the Civil War. Orr's analysis of the intra-state conflicts over political, economic, and social issues, party factions of Unionism and Secessionism and multiple layers of division within those factions, offer fascinating and original insights into the long debate that would lead to the ratification of the West Virginia state constitution in 1863. Publisher: University Of Pittsburgh Press. Paperback, 204 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.5" . Weighs 10.7 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.  
Best of the Best from West Virginia Cookbook

Best of the Best from West Virginia Cookbook

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Treat your family to the down-home taste of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia! Here is an amazing collection of recipes—more than 350—from the Mountain State's favorite cookbooks featuring the likes of Cabbage Patch Supper, Southern Corn Pone, Roast Wild Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Mountain Momma Mudslide.

Why is this book so uniquely special? Fifty-seven of West Virginia's most popular cookbooks contributed their favorite recipes to this collection. A catalog section describes each contributing cookbook and explains how to order them. Photographs, illustrations, and interesting facts about the state take you on a tour of West Virginia. Recipes are tested, easy to follow, and taste wonderful!

Best of the Best from West Virginia Cookbook is the latest volume in the acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series. Over 1.3 million cookbooks in this Series have been sold.

Birds of West Virginia: Field Guide

Birds of West Virginia: Field Guide

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Go Birding with West Virginia's Best-Selling Bird Guide! Learn to identify birds in West Virginia, and make bird-watching even more enjoyable. With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in your area. This book features 117 species of West Virginia birds organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Book Features: 117 species: Only West Virginia birds Simple color guide: See a yellow bird? Go to the yellow section Compare feature: Decide between look-alikes Stan's Notes: Naturalist tidbits and facts Professional photos: Crisp, stunning full-page images This field guide includes the most common and important species to know, professional photographs and range maps, relevant information, and plenty of Stan's expert insights. So grab Birds of West Virginia Field Guide for your next birding adventure--to help ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see. Publisher: Adventure Publications. Paperback, 312 Pages. Measures 5.9"x4.25"x0.5" . Weighs 10.2 oz.
Civil War in West Virginia: A Pictorial History

Civil War in West Virginia: A Pictorial History

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Includes 250 photographs and 24 maps. An excellent overview of the war in West Virginia. Perfect for anyone curious about our state s role in the war. Beginners and scholars alike will be fascinated with the extensive photo collection. From John Brown s inflammatory acts in Harpers Ferry and the first land battle at Philippi, through the surrender of McNeill s Rangers and the end of the war, Civil War in West Virginia looks at the skirmishes, battles and politics that shaped West Virginia s role in the Civil War. With extensive photographs, maps, and historical documents and research, this book thoroughly chronicles the major activity that took place in the Restored Government of Virginia , as the state was called after its secession from Virginia. Civil War in West Virginia describes battles in the state, as well as telling about the exploits of such major figures as Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and John McCausland. Read about events such as the Battle of Droop Mountain, the Jones-Imboden Raid, and the Battle of Pigeon s Roost. Civil War in West Virginia offers a concise yet thorough look at West Virginia s involvement in the War Between the States. From John Brown s inflammatory raid at Harper s Ferry to the first land battle at Philippi, and through the surrender of McNeill s Rangers at the end of the war, Civil War in West Virginia looks at the skirmishes, battles, and politics that shaped West Virginia s role in the Civil War. With extensive maps, photographs, and historical documents, this book thoroughly chronicles the major activities which took place in the Restored Government of Virginia as the state was called after its secession from Virginia. Civil War in West Virginia describes battles in the state, as well as telling about the exploits of such major figures as Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and John McCausland. Read about the Battle of Droop Mountain, the Jones-Imboden Raid, and the Battle of Pigeon s Roost. This is a classic, with a concise yet thorough look at West Virginia s involvement in the Civil War. Author: Stan Cohen. Publisher: Quarrier Press. Paperback, 170 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb. 5.1 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.
Guide to West Virginia Rail Trails

Guide to West Virginia Rail Trails

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Harpers Ferry: A Crossroads in Time

Harpers Ferry: A Crossroads in Time

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With contemporary photography and words, this handsome and groundbreaking book explores the cultural and natural history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the surrounding landscape within Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. More than just a collection of photographs, the book chronicles the history of the area. Best known for John Brown's 1859 raid, the Ferry occupied a strategic location between the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet, making it an important 19th-century crossroads for river, canal, and railroad transportation. The book explores that bustling bygone era, including the Civil War years, which brought an end to the town's industrial age. Moreover, the book portrays the present-day town and the area's scenic attractions, including the rivers and the Appalachian Trail, which passes through the park. Publisher: Mountain Trail Press. Hardcover, 120 Pages. Measures 11.25" x 8.75" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb. 12.8 oz.
Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

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Learn the history of the effort to bring the Appalachian Trail through West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania in this collection by author Leonard M. Adkins and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Unlike counterparts on other sections of the 2,180-plus-mile Appalachian Trail who could locate the pathway within national parks and forests, builders of the 270 miles of trail detailed in Along the Appalachian Trail: West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania did not have vast tracts of federal lands on which to construct the footpath, yet they succeeded in creating a trail within many of the states' scenic areas. Hundreds of vintage photographs - provided by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, state archives, and local trail-maintaining clubs - present an illustrated narrative of the Herculean work and dedication it took for volunteers to plan, build, and continue to maintain the trail in these states. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 128 Pages. 9.2"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 11.1 oz.
Images of America: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia

Images of America: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia

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In 1827, a group of Baltimore capitalists feared their city would be left out of the lucrative East Coast-to-Midwest trade that other eastern cities were developing; thus, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered. Political pressure kept the B&O out of Pennsylvania at first, and so track crewsheaded for what is now West Virginia, building mountainous routes with torturous grades to Wheeling and Parkersburg. Eventually the B&O financed and acquired a spiderweb of branch lines that covered much of the northern and central parts of the Mountain State. This book takes a close look at the line's locomotives, passenger and freight trains, structures, and, most importantly, its people who endeared their company to generations of travelers, shippers, and small Appalachian communities Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 9.2"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 11.1 oz.