West Virginia: A History

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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.

Author: John Alexander Williams
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/17/1984
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.69lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.53w x 0.75d
ISBN13: 9780393301823
ISBN10: 0393301826
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States | State & Local | South (AL,AR,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,