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West Virginia A History States And The Nation

Author : John Alexander Williams
ISBN : 0393301826
Genre : History
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Traces the history and development of West Virginia and discusses the state and its people today.
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West Virginia

Author : Otis K. Rice
ISBN : 0813118549
Genre : History
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" An essential resource for scholars, students, and all lovers of the Mountaineer State. From bloody skirmishes with Indians on the early frontier to the Logan County mine war, the story of West Virginia is punctuated with episodes as colorful and rugged as the mountains that dominate its landscape. In this first modern comprehensive history, Otis Rice and Stephen Brown balance these episodes of mountaineer individualism against the complexities of industrial development and the growth of social institutions, analyzing the events and personalities that have shaped the state. To create this history, the authors weave together many strands from the past and present. Included among these are geological and geographical features; the prehistoric inhabitants; exploration and settlement; relations with the Indians; the land systems and patterns of ownership; the Civil War and the formation of the state from the western counties of Virginia; the legacy of Reconstruction; politics and government; industrial development; labor problems and advances; and cultural aspects such as folkways, education, religion, and national and ethnic influences. For this second edition, the authors have added a new chapter, bringing the original material up to date and carrying the West Virginia story through the presidential election of 1992. Otis K. Rice is professor emeritus of history and Stephen W. Brown is professor of history at West Virginia Institute of Technology.
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The Coal River Valley In The Civil War

Author : Michael B. Graham
ISBN : 9781625851925
Genre : History
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The three rivers that make up the Coal River Valley--Big, Little and Coal--were named by explorer John Peter Salling (or Salley) for the coal deposits found along its banks. More than one hundred years later, the picturesque valley was witness to a multitude of bloody skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces in the Civil War. Often-overlooked battles at Boone Court House, Coal River, Pond Fork and Kanawha Gap introduced the beginning of "total war" tactics years before General Sherman used them in his March to the Sea. Join author and historian Michael Graham as he expertly details the compelling human drama of West Virginia's bitterly contested Coal River Valley region during the War Between the States.
Category: History

Panther Mountain Lydia S Story

Author : Christy Perry Tuohey
ISBN : 9780996898430
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Peaceful Panther Mountain became a war zone in the summer of 1861. Virginia had broken away from the United States and families in the western part of the state had to choose sides or face jail, exile, or death. 18-year-old Lydia Renick watched her world crumble. Her best friend was forced to sign the Confederate oath. Her father fled the state because he wouldn?t, leaving the teenager, her mother and seven siblings to fend for themselves. Faced time and time again with danger, Lydia is forced outside of the world she knows and to act with courage and quick-thinking like never before. She takes on the roles of guard, mountain guide, and detective, all while navigating a life in the 19th century that intersects with the country-molding Civil War and the Chicago World's Fair. Lydia's story is a reflection of the bravery, innovation, and excitement of a country that is truly on the verge.

West Virginia Penitentiary

Author : Jonathan D. Clemins
ISBN : 0738566950
Genre : History
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In 1863, the newly formed West Virginia lacked a state penitentiary to house convicted felons. As a result, construction began in July 1866 on the West Virginia Penitentiary, the second public building constructed in the state. The infamous and foreboding West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville was known as one of the bloodiest institutions in the United States. With an extensive history of violence, the prison was ranked on the Department of Justice's Top Ten Most Violent Correctional Facilities list. Nearly 1,000 inmates perished within the stone walls of the prison, many of whom are said to still be serving their sentence, even after death. Many inmates were tortured, executed, murdered, or committed suicide. Plagued by these horrific events, the prison is a hotspot for paranormal activity. Images of America: West Virginia Penitentiary chronicles the fascinating history of a notorious prison from the planning stages to present day.
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It Happened In West Virginia

Author : Rick Steelhammer
ISBN : 9781493001651
Genre : History
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It Happened in West Virginia takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Mountain State's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings.
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West Virginia

Author : Cherbo Publishing Group, Incorporated
ISBN : 1882933672
Genre : Industries
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Category: Industries