West Virginia: A History / Edition 2

West Virginia: A History / Edition 2

by John A. Williams
     
 

John Alexander Williams's West Virginia: A History is widely considered one of the finest books ever written about our state. In his clear, eminently readable style, Williams organizes the tangled strands of West Virginia's past around a few dramatic events-the battle of Point Pleasant, John Brown's insurrection in Harper's Ferry, the Paint Creek labor

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John Alexander Williams's West Virginia: A History is widely considered one of the finest books ever written about our state. In his clear, eminently readable style, Williams organizes the tangled strands of West Virginia's past around a few dramatic events-the battle of Point Pleasant, John Brown's insurrection in Harper's Ferry, the Paint Creek labor movement, the Hawk's Nest and Buffalo Creek disasters, and more. Williams uses these pivotal events as introductions to the larger issues of statehood, Civil War, unionism, and industrialization. Along the way, Williams conveys a true feel for the lives of common West Virginians, the personalities of the state's memorable characters, and the powerful influence of the land itself on its own history.

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ISBN-13:
9780937058565
Publisher:
West Virginia University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
2
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,367,621
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

1Point Pleasant3
2Harpers Ferry30
3Droop Mountain56
4Tug Fork95
5Paint Creek130
6Hawks Nest159
7Buffalo Creek187
8Montani semper199
Epilogue: Back to Blair Mountain206
Acknowledgments235
Index236

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