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Table of Contents


"Loyalty and Civil Liberty in Fayette County During the Civil War" By Lou Athey

"The Raid on Piedmont and the Crippling of Franz Sigel in the Shenandoah Valley" By Richard R. Duncan

"The First West Virginia Infantry"

"Betty Zane, Lydia Boggs, and Molly Scott: The Gunpowder Exploits at Fort Henry" By William Hintzen

"Bringing Modern Medicine to the Mountains: Scientific Medicine and the Transformation of Health Care in Southern West Virginia, 1880-1910" By Sandra Barney

"Senator Harley M. Kilgore and Japan's World War II Business Practices" By Robert F. Maddox

Book Reviews

The Court-Martial of Mother Jones, ed. by Edward M. Steel Jr. Reviewer Kenneth R. Bailey

Absentee Landowning and Exploitation in West Virginia, 1760-1920, by Barbara Rasmussen. Reviewer David L. Kimbrough

Shangri-La for Wounded Soldiers: The Greenbrier as a World War II Army Hospital, by Louis E. Keefer. Reviewer Mary Ann Landis

Colored People, by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Reviewer Richard Fauss

The Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown, by Edward J. Renehan Jr. Reviewer John R. McKivigan

His Soul Goes Marching On: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid, ed. by Paul Finkelman. Reviewer James H. Cook

Appalachia in the Making: The Mountain South in the Nineteenth Century, ed. by Mary Beth Pudup, Dwight B. Billings, and Altina Waller. Reviewer Sandra Barney

The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700- 1860, by Wilma Dunaway. Reviewer Paul Salstrom

Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices, by James K. Crissman. Reviewer Chad Berry

Appalachian Mountain Religion: A History, by Deborah Vansau McCauley. Reviewer David L. Kimbrough

The Sound of the Dove: Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches, by Beverly Bush Patterson. Reviewer Deborah V. McCauley

A Festival of Violence: An Analysis of Southern Lynching, by Stewart E. Tolnay and E. M. Beck. Reviewer Paul G. Beers

Daughters of Canaan: A Saga of Southern Women, by Margaret Ripley Wolfe. Reviewer Jerra Jenrette

April '65: Confederate Covert Action in the American Civil War, by William A. Tidwell. Reviewer Joe Geiger Jr.

Tattered Uniforms and Bright Bayonets: West Virginia's Confederate Soldiers, by Jack L. Dickinson. Reviewer Mark A. Snell

More Generals in Gray, by Bruce S. Allardice. Reviewer Jack L. Dickinson

Lee's Young Artillerist: William R. J. Pegram, by Peter S. Carmichael. Reviewer Tim McKinney

A Surgeon's Civil War: The Letters and Diary of Daniel M. Holt, M. D., ed. by James M. Greiner, Janet L. Coryall, and James R. Smither. Reviewer Tim McKinney

New Deals: Business, Labor, and Politics in America, 1920-1935, by Colin Gordon. Reviewer Jerry B. Thomas

Rainbow at Midnight: Labor and Culture in the 1940s, by George Lipsitz. Reviewer Ken Fones-Wolf

Conflict of Interests: Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968, by Alan Draper. Reviewer Tyler O. Walters

Historic Contact: Indian People and Colonists in Today's Northeastern United States in the Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries, by Robert S. Grumet. Reviewer Nathan Bender

Look to the Earth: Historical Archaeology and the American Civil War, ed. by Clarence R. Geier and Susan Winter. Reviewer Charles Hulse

Industrial Archaeology: Techniques, ed. by Emory L. Kemp. Reviewer Thomas F. Hahn

Thomas Mellon and His Times, 2nd. ed., by Thomas Mellon. Reviewer Calvin A. Kent

Juries and Judges versus the Law: Virginia's Provincial Legal Perspective, 1783-1828, by F. Thornton Miller. Reviewer John E. Stealey III

The Papers of George Washington. Colonial Series. Vol. 10: March 1774-June 1775, ed. by Beverly H. Runge; Revolutionary War Series. Vol. 6: August-October 1776, ed. by Philander D. Chase and Frank E. Grizzard Jr.; and Confederation Series. Vol. 3: May 1785- March 1786 and Vol. 4: April 1786-January 1787, ed. by W. W. Abbott. Reviewer John Ferling

Book Notes


Jeanie Caldwell Dougherty Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Bethany College
Eastern Regional Coal Archives, 1995
Special Collections, Marshall University, 1995
West Virginia State Archives, 1995
West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West Virginia University, 1995

West Virginia Historical, Genealogical, and Preservation Societies


West Virginia History Journal

West Virginia History Center

West Virginia Archives and History