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"An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945–1972" by Jerry Bruce Thomas -- "An Appalachian Reawakening" recounts the difficulties the state of West Virginia faced during the post-World War II period.

"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

West Virginia: A Film History

Music in the Air Somewhere: The Shifting Borders of West Virginia's Fiddle and Song Traditions [With CD] by Erynn Marshall (8-May-2007) Paperback by Erynn Marshall http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B013RNWP4A/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_FO.2vb1KZ234J

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.

Canary in the Coal Mine by Madelyn Rosenberg, Illustrated by Chris Sheban

Book cover for The Canary int he Coal Mine, written by Madelyn Rosenberg, illustrated by Chris Sheban

Way Out in West Virginia: A Must Have Guide to the Oddities and Wonders of the Mountain State. Available from Marion County Public Library.

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.

"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.

M Is for Mountain State:A West Virginia Alphabet

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M Is for Mountain State:A West Virginia Alphabet

John Alexander Williams' "West Virginia and the Captains of Industry" shows how the excesses of the Gilded Age and the latitude our government accorded industrialists of the time created an impact on the fragile economy of our new state that accounts for much of the political and economic landscape of modern West Virginia.

West Virginia and the Captains of Industry

EARLY ART AND ARTISTS IN WEST VIRGINIA: AN INTRODUCTION AND BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY by JOHN A. CUTHBERT http://www.amazon.com/dp/093705853X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_VS74ub1WNEZ0N

"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.

"Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields" -- This autobiography follows United States Senator Robert C. Byrd’s experiences from his boyhood in the early 1920s to his election in 2000, which won him an unprecedented eighth term in the Senate.

Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields" -- This autobiography…

The city of Logan, WV c.1914.  (Check out the website LoganWV.us.  Its really a great website for old pictures, history and even some genealogy.

The city of Logan, WV (Check out the website LoganWV. Its really a great website for old pictures, history and even some genealogy.

October / November 2012

My home state at a beautiful time of the year- Fall. A must-see for all patrons of the mountains!

W. P. Tams' "The Smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia: A Brief History" first appeared in 1963 and has become an essential sourcebook, consulted and quoted in nearly every study of coal field history.

Tams' "The Smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia: A Brief History" first appeared in 1963 and has become an essential sourcebook, consulted and quoted in nearly every study of coal field history.

Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life

Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life

LOGAN COUNTY, WV, 1905 — At the time, Logan was a wild and rowdy region in southern West Virginia.

LOGAN COUNTY, WV, 1905 — At the time, Logan was a wild and rowdy region in southern West Virginia.

Triadelphia District, Logan County, WV  http://www.wvyourway.com/west_virginia/tourism.aspx

Triadelphia District, Logan County, WV http://www.wvyourway.com/west_virginia/tourism.aspx