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Table of Contents


"Preface" By Carol Jean Blum

"Recovery and Revision: Women's History and West Virginia" By Barbara Melosh

"Women's Work in the West Virginia Economy" By Mary Beth Pudup

"'Women's Work, Never Done': West Virginia Farm Women, 1880s-1920s" By Shirley C. Eagan

"Strategies for Survival: Women's Work in the Southern West Virginia Coal Camps" By Janet W. Greene

"Midwifery in West Virginia" By Ancella R. Bickley

"'Anything but Cordial': Coeducation and West Virginia University's Early Women" By Lillian J. Waugh and Judith G. Stitzel

"West Virginia Women's Organizations, 1880s-1930 or 'Unsexed Termagants . . . . Help the World Along'" By Barbara J. Howe

"A Profile of Political Activists: Women of the West Virginia Woman Suffrage Movement" By Anne Wallace Effland

"Women in the Industrial Work Force in West Virginia, 1880-1945" By Frances S. Hensley

"West Virginia Women at Work: A Pictorial Sampler" By Debra Harmon Parson

Book Reviews

Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America, by Sara M. Evans. Reviewer Donna J. Spindel

Gender and the Politics of History, by Joan Wallach Scott. Reviewer William Palmer

Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives, ed. by Joy Webster Barbre et al. Reviewer Arline R. Thorn

The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Women's Sphere, by Jeanne Boydston, Mary Kelley and Anne Margolis. Reviewer Patricia A. Mulvey

Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism, by George C. Rable. Reviewer Debra Basham

Civil War Memoirs of Two Rebel Sisters, ed. by William D. Wintz. Reviewer Debra Basham

God's Peculiar People: Women's Voices and Folk Tradition in a Pentacostal Church, by Elaine J. Lawless. Reviewer Deborah Vansau McCauley

The Milkweed Ladies, by Louise McNeill. Reviewer Fredrick H. Armstrong

The Revolution in Virginia, 1775-1783, by John E. Selby. Reviewer Otis K. Rice

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Volume 8: Ratification of the Constitution by the State of Virginia, by John P. Kaminski and Gaspare J. Saladino. Reviewer Kenneth H. Yount

Revolution to Secession: Constitution Making in the Old Dominion, by Robert O. Sutton. Reviewer Otis K. Rice

Breaking with Burr: Harmon Blennerhassett's Journal, 1807, ed. by Raymond Fitch. Reviewer Bernard L. Allen

What's a Coal Miner to Do?: The Mechanization of Coal Mining, by Keith Dix. Reviewer Lou Athey

Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry, by Priscilla Long. Reviewer Edward M. Steel Jr.

Campbell's Creek: A Portrait of a Mining Community, by Todd Hanson. Reviewer Fredrick H. Armstrong

Storm in the Mountains: A Case Study of Censorship, Conflict and Consciousness, by James Moffett. Reviewer Daniel R. Unger

Crime and Society in North Carolina, 1663-1776, by Donna J. Spindel. Reviewer R. Eugene Harper

Twice Condemned: Slaves and the Criminal Laws of Virginia, 1705-1865, by Philip J. Swartz. Reviewer Donna J. Spindel

The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series. Volume 3, June-September, 1789, ed. by Dorothy Twohig. Reviewer John Ferling

The Frontier, the Union, and Stephen A. Douglas, by Robert W. Johannsen. Reviewer Stephen W. Brown

Reluctant Confederates: Upper South Unionists in the Secession Crisis, by Daniel Crofts. Reviewer Joanna D. Cowden

Masters & Slaves in the House of the Lord: Race and Religion in the American South, 1740- 1870, ed. by John B. Boles. Reviewer Stephen Cresswell

If it Takes All Summer: The Battle of Spotsylvania, by William D. Matter. Reviewer Tim McKinney

No Better Place to Die: The Battle of Stone's River, by Peter Cozzens. Reviewer Greg Carroll

Two Great Rebel Armies, by Richard M. McMurry. Reviewer Charles Bias

Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, ed. by Gary W. Gallagher. Reviewer Debra Basham

Andrew Johnson, A Biography, by Hans L. Trefousse. Reviewer Robert Sawrey

The New South Faces the World: Foreign Affairs and the Southern Sense of Self, 1877- 1950, by Tennant S. McWilliams. Reviewer Gary Kappel

Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow, by Neil R. McMillen. Reviewer David Duke

The Life and Death of the Solid South: A Political History, by Dewey W. Grantham. Reviewer Paul D. Casdorph

The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925, by David Montgomery. Reviewer Richard Fauss

Habits of Industry: White Culture and the Transformation of the Carolina Piedmont, by Allen Tullos. Reviewer John Hennen

Book Notes

State History Featured in Periodical Literature

Accessions to the West Virginia State Archives, January-December 1989

West Virginia Historical, Genealogical, and Preservation Societies


West Virginia History Journal

West Virginia History Center

West Virginia Archives and History