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West Virginia : A History

West Virginia : A History - 2nd edition

West Virginia : A History - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780813118543

ISBN10: 0813118549

West Virginia : A History by Otis K. Rice and Stephen W. Brown - ISBN 9780813118543
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 2ND 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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West Virginia : A History by Otis K. Rice and Stephen W. Brown - ISBN 9780813118543

ISBN13: 9780813118543

ISBN10: 0813118549

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 2ND 93

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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. More than ever, this book will be an essential resource for scholars, students and all lovers of the Mountaineer State.

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