West Virginia University: Symbol of Unity in a Sectionalized State

West Virginia University: Symbol of Unity in a Sectionalized State

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ISBN-13: 9781938228377
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

William T. Doherty, Jr., is Professor of History Emeritus at West Virginia University where he also served as University Historian. He is author of Louis Houck: Missouri Historian and Entrepreneur, Berkeley County, U.S.A.: A Bicentennial History of a Virginia and West Virginia County, 1772-1972, and was editor of the journal West Virginia History. Doherty, who received his doctoral degree in history from the University of Missouri, was chair of the WVU Department of History from 1963-1979.  He retired in 1988.
 Festus P. Summers, who died in 1971 at the age of 76, began the work in this first comprehensive history of West Virginia University where he was the first University Historian and chair of the Department of History from 1946-1962.  He was the author of biographies of Johnson N. Camden and William L. Wilson, The Baltimore and Ohio in the Civil War: A Borderland Confederate, co-author of West Virginia: The Mountain State, co-editor of The Thirty-Fifth State, and editor of The Cabinet Diary of William L. Wilson, 1896-1897. He received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from WVU and his master’s degree from the University of Chicago. 

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