"An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, by Jerry Bruce Thomas -- "An Appalachian Reawakening" recounts the difficulties the state of West Virginia faced during the post-World War II period.
West Virginia: A Film History
Erynn Marshall's "Music in the Air Somewhere: The Shifting Borders of West Virginia's Fiddle and Song Traditions" is a study on conventions that many West Virginians hold dear: fiddle music and folk traditions.
Book cover for The Canary int he Coal Mine, written by Madelyn Rosenberg, illustrated by Chris Sheban
a book for our coffee table - Way Out in West Virginia: A Must Have Guide to the Oddities and Wonders of the Mountain State. Available from Marion County Public Library.
"Transnational West Virginia," edited by Ken Fones-Wolf and Ronald L. Lewis -- West Virginia is one of the most homogeneous states in the nation, with among the lowest ratios of foreign-born and minority populations among the states. But as this collection of historical studies demonstrates, this state was built by successive waves of immigrant labors, from the antebellum railroad builders to the twentieth-century coal miners.
Anodized Diamond Cut Rings
M Is for Mountain State:A West Virginia Alphabet
West Virginia and the Captains of Industry
"Early Art and Artists in West Virginia: An Introduction and Biography" by John A. Cuthbert is illustrated copiously with 136 plates accompanying the essays on portraiture and landscape painting.