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An essential resource for scholars, students, and all lovers of the Mountaineer State. From bloody skirmishes with Indians on the early frontier to the Logan County mine war, the story of West Virginia is punctuated with episodes as colorful and rugged as the mountains that dominate its landscape. In this first modern comprehensive history, Otis Rice and Stephen Brown balance these episodes of mountaineer individualism against the complexities of industrial development and the growth of social institutions, analyzing the events and personalities that have shaped the state. To create this history, the authors weave together many strands from the past and present. Included among these are geological and geographical features; the prehistoric inhabitants; exploration and settlement; relations with the Indians; the land systems and patterns of ownership; the Civil War and the formation of the state from the western counties of Virginia; the legacy of Reconstruction; politics and government; industrial development; labor problems and advances; and cultural aspects such as folkways, education, religion, and national and ethnic influences.

Otis K. Rice is professor emeritus of history and Stephen W. Brown is professor of history at West Virginia Institute of Technology.

A substantial professional achievement. -- West Virginia History

A compilation of encounters showing feelings of love, justice and revenge so strong they are capable of transcending grave. -- Kentucky Monthly

Publication Date

9-4-1994

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813118543

eISBN

9780813127330

Keywords

West Virginia, History

Disciplines

United States History

West Virginia: A History
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