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"An 'ever present bone of contention': The Heyward Shepherd Memorial" By Mary Johnson

"Booster Ethos: Community, Image, and Profit in Early Clarksburg" By L. Diane Barnes

"Hugh Paul Taylor, Historian and Mapmaker" By David Scott Turk

"Persecution and Acceptance: The Strange History of Discrimination Against Married Women Teachers in West Virginia" By Robert J. O'Brien

"'Manufactured History': Re-fighting the Battle of Point Pleasant"

"Deaths at the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Denmar"

"An Appeal for Future Generations: West Virginia Historical Records Strategic Plan"

Book Reviews

David Hunter Strother: "One of the Best Draughtsmen the Country Possesses", by John A. Cuthbert and Jessie Poesch. Reviewer Fredrick H. Armstrong

The Americanization of West Virginia: Creating a Modern Industrial State, 1916-1925, by John C. Hennen. Reviewer Jerry B. Thomas

A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an "Other" America, by Kathleen Stewart. Reviewer Michael Oldaker

The Abolitionists and the South, 1831-1861, by Stanley Harrold. Reviewer James H. Cook

Lee the Soldier, ed. by Gary W. Gallagher. Reviewer Tim McKinney

When the Yankees Came: Conflict and Chaos in the Occupied South, 1861-1865, by Stephen V. Ash. Reviewer Kenneth W. Noe

Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust. Reviewer Susan M. Pierce

A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David Holt, ed. by Thomas D. Cockrell and Michael B. Ballard. Reviewer James Russell Harris

A Southern Boy in Blue: The Memoir of Marcus Woodcock, 9th Kentucky Infantry (U.S.A.), ed. by Kenneth W. Noe. Reviewer Christopher M. Paine

Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia, by Ervin L. Jordan Jr. Reviewer Debra Basham

Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit: The Culture of Festivals in the American South, by Rodger Lyle Brown. Reviewer Stan Bumgardner

Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains & What the Mountains Did to the Movies, by J. W. Williamson. Reviewer Gordon Simmons

Organizing the Unemployed: Community and Union Activists in the Industrial Heartland, by James J. Lorence. Reviewer Ken Fones-Wolf

Women in the Mines: Stories of Life and Work, by Marat Moore. Reviewer Christine M. Kreiser

The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape and Capital Punishment, by Eric W. Rise. Reviewer Paul G. Beers

Roots of American Racism: Essays on the Colonial Experience, by Alden T. Vaughan. Reviewer Irvin D. Talbott

Harry Byrd of Virginia, by Ronald L Heinemann. Reviewer Damon Eubank

The New South, 1945-1980, by Numan V. Bartley. Reviewer Ihor Bemko

Databases in Historical Research, by Charles Harvey and Jon Press. Reviewer William D. Theriault

Baptists on the American Frontier: A History of Ten Baptist Churches of Which the Author Has Been Alternately a Member, 3rd. ed., by John Taylor, ed. by. and intro. by Chester Raymond Young. Reviewer David L. Kimbrough

The Papers of George Washington. Revolutionary War Series. Vol. 7: October 1776-January 1777, ed. by Philander D. Chase et al. Reviewer John Ferling

The Papers of George Washington. Presidential Series. Vol. 5: January-June 1790, and Vol. 6: July-November 1790, ed. by Dorothy Twohig et al. Reviewer John Ferling

Book Notes

State History Featured in Periodical Literature


McColloch Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Bethany College
Eastern Regional Coal Archives
Special Collections, Marshall University
West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West Virginia University
West Virginia State Archives

West Virginia Historical, Genealogical, and Preservation Societies


West Virginia History Journal

West Virginia History Center

West Virginia Archives and History