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"In Memoriam: Dr. Otis K. Rice, 1919-2003"

"A Republican for Labor: T. C. Townsend and the West Virginia Labor Movement, 1921-1932" By C. Belmont Keeney

"Bringing the Classics to the Ohio Valley: The Huntington Federal Music Project Orchestra, 1936-1942" By Travis D. Stimeling

"An Earnest Appeal" By Virgil A. Lewis

"'There's nothing new, everything is old today': Looking Back on One Hundred Years of West Virginia Archives and History" By Mary E. Johnson

"Hardy's Union Militia in the Civil War: Letters from the West Virginia Adjutant General's Papers"

Book Reviews

Appalachia: A History, by John Alexander Williams. Reviewer John Hennen

High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place, ed. by Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen. Reviewer Rebecca J. Bailey

An American Vein: Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature, ed. by Danny L. Miller, Sharon Hatfield, and Gurney Norman. Reviewer Eric Waggoner

Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women's Studies, ed. by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt. Reviewer Phyllis J. C. Baker

A Guide to Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley, by George D. Torok. Reviewer Mack Gillenwater

Extracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidation Coal Company, 1910-1945, by Geoffrey L. Buckley. Reviewer Billy Joe Peyton

To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia, by Chad Montrie. Reviewer Mary E. Johnson

Smoking and Culture: The Archaeology of Tobacco Pipes in Eastern North America, ed. by Sean M. Rafferty and Rob Mann. Reviewer Robert F. Maslowski

Virginia's Western Visions: Political and Cultural Expansion on an Early American Frontier, by L. Scott Philyaw. Reviewer R. Eugene Harper

Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765, by Matthew C. Ward. Reviewer Matthew L. Rhoades

The Great Catastrophe of My Life: Divorce in the Old Dominion, by Thomas E. Buckley. Reviewer Donna Spindel

Front Line of Freedom: African Americans and the Forging of the Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley by Keith P. Griffler, and Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia, by William J. Switala. Reviewer Irvin D. Talbott

The Civil War in Greenbrier County West Virginia, by Tim McKinney. Reviewer David Bard

Rebels at the Gate: Lee and McClellan on the Front Line of a National Divided, by W. Hunter Lesser. Reviewer Paul D. Casdorph

French Harding: Civil War Memoirs, ed. by Victor L. Thacker. Reviewer Joe Geiger Jr.

Confederate General R. S. Ewell: Robert E. Lee's Hesitant Commander, by Paul D. Casdorph. Reviewer Jack L. Dickinson

Architects of Our Fortunes: The Journal of Eliza A. W. Otis, 1860-1863 with Letters and Civil War Journal of Harrison Gray Otis, ed. by Ann Gorman Condon. Reviewer Mary E. Johnson

The Tale of the Devil: The Biography of Devil Anse Hatfield, by Coleman C. Hatfield and Robert Y. Spence. Reviewer Debra Basham

Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America, by Stephen H. Norwood. Reviewer Jennifer Egolf

The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising, by Robert Shogan. Reviewer Stuart McGehee

A Strike Like No Other Strike: Law and Resistance During the Pittston Coal Strike of 1989-1990, by Richard A. Brisbin Jr. Reviewer Mark S. Myers

Book Notes

Archives and History Report


West Virginia Historical, Genealogical, and Preservation Societies


West Virginia History Journal

West Virginia History Center

West Virginia Archives and History