Social Conditions, Social Life, and Customs

Includes study of values, attitudes, identity, social activism, structure and change; humor; oral history; memoirs; foodways and recipes; festivals and holidays; feuds and domestic violence; Foxfire series; coal camp life; and more

Alley, Lamar.  2013.  “Alley’s Grocery” [Lakemont, Ga.].  Student interview by Emma Downs.  Foxfire Magazine 47, no. 1-2 (Spring-Summer): 50-56.  Memories of a Rabun Co., Ga., community store.

Archer, William R.  2013.  Legendary Locals of McDowell County [W. Va.].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  “West Virginia’s most impoverished also its richest, with reserves of mineral wealth that continue to provide the framework for modern society.”

Atkins, Carolyn Peluso.  2013.  Living Life the West Virginia Way [children’s book].  Illustrated by Will Townsel.  Herndon, Va.: Mascot Books.  30 pp.

Balestier, Courtney.  2014.  “Of Pepperoni Rolls and Soup Beans: On What It Might Mean to Eat Like a West Virginian.”  In Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing, ed. F. Lam, 250-253.  Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Balestier, Courtney.  2015.  “Common Ground” [essay: West Virginia State Fair].  Oxford American, no. 89 (Summer): 40.

Bardwell, Genevieve, and Susan Ray Brown.  2016.  Salt Rising Bread: Recipes and Heartfelt Stories of a Nearly Lost Appalachian Tradition.  Pittsburgh: St. Lynn’s Press.  160 pp.  The authors have spent many years researching the history, lore, and science of this heritage bread.
Barksdale, Kevin, and Ken Fones-Wolf, ed.  2015.  West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  Eighteen previously published essays.  Contents: 1. A Frontier of fear: terrorism and social tension along Virginia’s western waters, 1742–1775 / B. Scott Crawford -- 2. “I have now made a path to Virginia”: Outacite Ostenaco and the Cherokee-Virginia alliance in the French and Indian War / Douglas McClure Wood -- 3. Blood and boundaries: Virginia backcountry violence and the origins of the Quebec Act, 1758-1775 / Matthew L. Rhoades -- 4. Caught between revolutions: Wheeling Germans in the Civil War era / Ken Fones-Wolf -- 5. The slaveholders’ war: the secession crisis in Kanawha County, western Virginia, 1860-1861 / Scott A. MacKenzie -- 6. “This bastard new Virginia”: slavery, West Virginia exceptionalism, and the secession crisis / William A. Link -- 7. The view from the border: West Virginia Republicans and women’s rights in the age of emancipation / Allison Fredette -- 8. Early black migration and the post-emancipation black community in Cabell County,West Virginia, 1865-1871 / Cicero Fain -- 9. Test oaths, belligerent rights, and Confederate money: Civil War lawsuits before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals / Kenneth R. Bailey -- 10. “I thought things would be different there”: lynching and the black community in southern West Virginia, 1880–1933 / Tim Konhaus -- 11. West Virginia incorporated: religion and the railroad in the timber counties / Joseph Super -- 12. Subcultures in conflict in Polonia1: class, religion, and ethnic tensions in the formation of Wheeling’s Polish community, 1895-1917 / W. Hal Gorby -- 13. West Virginia women in World War II: the role of gender, class, and race in shaping wartime volunteer efforts / Pamela Edwards -- 14. Red-baiting Senator Harley Kilgore in the election of 1952: the limits of McCarthyism during the second Red Scare / James H. Smith -- 15. Implementing Brown v. Board of Education in West Virginia: the Southern School News reports / Sam F. Stack, Jr. -- 16. From textbooks to Tea Parties: an Appalachian antecedent of anti-Obama rebellion / Carol Mason -- 17. “We were an oddity”: a look at the back-to- the-and movement in Appalachia / Jinny A. Turman-Deal -- 18. To dance with the devil: the social impact of mountaintop removal surface coal mining / Shirley Stewart Burns.

Basconi, Wayne.  2013.  “Growing Up in a Hardware Store.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 1 (Spring): 54-57.  Family owned store in Oceana, Wyoming Co.

Bathanti, Joseph.  2014.  Half of What I Say Is Meaningless [essays].  Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press.  172 pp.  “...a series of memoirs, set by turns in Joseph Bathanti’s hometown of Pittsburgh as well as in his ultimate home in North Carolina where he landed in 1976 as a VISTA Volunteer assigned to the North Carolina Department of Corrections.”  The author is a former poet laureate of N.C.

Beaver, Patricia, Sandra Ballard, and Brittany R. Hicks, ed.  2013.  Voices from the Headwaters: Stories from Meat Camp, Tamarack (Pottertown) & Sutherland, North Carolina.  Boone, N.C.: Appalachian State University, Center for Appalachian Studies.  358 pp.  Oral histories and interviews from 44 residents of three neighboring Blue Ridge N.C. communities.

Bernardin, James.  2015.  “‘West Virginia—Hooray!’: Growing Up in Wheeling.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 4 (Winter): 32-41.  Memoir; growing up in the 1930s and ‘40s.

Bice, Robert P.  2015.  Around Shinnston [W. Va., Harrison Co.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  128 pp.

Birdwell, Michael E., and William Calvin Dickinson, ed.  2015.  People of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions [essays].  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  434 pp.  Contents: Introduction / Michael E. Birdwell and W. Calvin Dickinson -- REGIONAL OVERVIEW 1. An Enigmatic Tale: American Indians in Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland / Randal Williams -- 2. “Hard Way to Make a Living”: Life and Leisure on the Cumberland River / Michael Allen -- 3. “A Woman’s Work is Never Done”: Women’s Achievements in the Upper Cumberland / Ann Toplovich -- POLITICIANS AND POLITICS  4. Republican Redoubt: The Politics of Kentucky’s Upper Cumberland / Al Cross and David Cross -- 5. Sons of the Cumberland: Early Careers of Cordell Hull and John Gore / Mark Dudney -- 6. “Moderation in All Things”: Joe L. Evins’s Middle-of-the-Road Politics for Progress, People, and Public Service / Mary A. Evins -- LAWYERS AND LAW BREAKERS  7. “One of the Best-Hated Men of His Day”: John Catron, The Upper Cumberland’s First Supreme Court Justice / Michael E. Birdwell and John Nisbet -- 8. A Legacy of Blood: The Legend of Champ Ferguson / Troy D. Smith -- 9. “There’s a Lot of Nourishment in an Acre of Corn”: Upper Cumberland Moonshine / Michael E. Birdwell -- MEDICAL MEN AND WOMEN  10. To Find a Cure: The Practice of Folk Medicine in the Upper Cumberland / Opless Walker -- 11. Battling Ignorance and Superstition: Early Upper Cumberland Medical Professionals / Janey Dudney and W. Calvin Dickinson -- 12. “To Help Bring Health to this Mountain”: Dr. May Cravath Wharton / W. Calvin Dickinson -- AFRICAN AMERICANS AND RACE RELATIONS  13. Little Known Voices: African American Contributions to the Upper Cumberland / Wali R. Kharif -- 14. Sorrow Songs: How Music Made Brothers of J. Robert Bradley and Charles Faulkner Bryan / Laura Clemons -- 15. “As Long as Your Money is Green”: John’s Place and Race Relations in the Upper Cumberland / Michael E. Birdwell.

Bohlen, Mary.  2013.  “Open Hearth Cooking” [Rabun Co., Ga.].  Student interview by Breanna Finley.  Foxfire Magazine 47, no. 3-4 (Fall-Winter): 14-24, 80.  Dutch oven; Foxfire Museum; recipes; credit given to The Foxfire Book (1972).

Boulware, Jenny, and Andrew Mach, ed.  2015.  “Glass Blowing and Community Building: A History of Morgantown, West Virginia’s Sunnyside Neighborhood, 1890-2013.”  West Virginia History, n.s.9, no. 1 (Spring): 65-88.  Research compiled by public history students: Ashley Rose Creegan, Gabriella Hornbeck, Eliza Newland, Rebekah Oakes, Brandi Oswald, and Malori Stevenson.

Brant, Mike.  2014.  “Turtle Man of Lubeck [Wood Co.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 3 (Fall): 24-29.  “Joe Rector...has pulled hundreds of snapping turtles out of the mud with his bare hands.”  Three turtle recipes.

Brown, Leona.  2015.  “Apple Heritage.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 3 (Fall): 62-65.  Reminiscences about heirloom apples, and making applesauce, cider, apple butter, and dried apples.

Brundage, W. Fitzhugh.  2015.  “From Appalachian Folk to Southern Foodways: Why Americans Look to the South for Authentic Culture.”  Chap. 1 in Creating and Consuming the American South, ed. M. Bone, B. Ward, and W. Link, 27-48.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida.  Focus of essay is primarily on the South.

Bumgardner, Stan.  2015.  “Angelo’s Famous Italian Sausage: An Old-World Tradition in Fayette County.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 1 (Spring): 16-20.  Family-owned business begun in 1932 by Sicilian immigrant, Angelo Argento.  Sidebar on the West Virginia Food Project documenting local food traditions across the state.

Burnett, Abby.  2014.  Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.  327 pp.  Contents: Keeping death at bay | Sitting up with the sick and dying | Laying out the body | Sitting up with the body | Coffins and caskets | Notification, transportation, and farewell | Creating graves and graveyards | Marking the graves | Funerals and decoration day | Childbirth, children, and death | Disenfranchised death | Early undertaking.

Burton, Orville Vernon.  2013.  “The South as ‘Other,’ the Southerner as ‘Stranger’.”  Journal of Southern History 79, no. 1 (February): 7-50.

Carey, Allison E.  2014.  “Food in Finding H.F. and Secret City by Julia Watts: The Food of Home and the Food of the Big City” [New York: Alyson, 2001; Tallahassee: Bella Books, 2013].  Journal of Appalachian Studies 20, no. 2 (Fall): 170-180, including “Interview with Julia Watts.”  “Food in Kentucky-born novelist Julia Watts’s novels is never merely nutrition: the food on the characters’ tables represents safety or risk, the known or the unknown, the comforts of the familiar, or the pleasures and discomforts of expanding horizons.”

Casey, Wilson.  2015.  Bedlam on the West Virginia Rails: The Last Train Bandit Tells His True Tale [1949; Martinsburg, W. Va.; interview].  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  142 pp.

Casto, James E.  2013.  Legendary Locals of Huntington [W. Va.].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  125 pp.  Ohio River city named for C&O Railroad magnate, Collis P. Huntington, and home to Marshall University.

Chafin, Andrew.  2014.  Mingo County [W. Va.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Home to the Hatfield-McCoy Feud and the 1920 Matewan Massacre.

Chafin, Claude L.  2013.  The Messenger [W. Va.].  Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse.  228 pp.  The author recounts his grandfather’s days as a youth [Andrew Chafin, b. 1886] running messages between Devil Anse Hatfield and his sons, Johnse and Cap, who were wanted by the law for feud-related killings of McCoys.
Childers, Sarah Beth.  2013.  Shake Terribly the Earth: Stories from an Appalachian Family [W. Va. memoir; b. 1982].  Series in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Appalachia.  Athens: Ohio University Press.  197 pp.  “Childers takes the stories she grew up listening to and uses them to make sense of her own personal journey in a thoughtful, humorous voice born of Appalachian storytelling.”

Clark, James C.  2013.  “Sixteen Years on Hackers Creek” [Lewis Co.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 4 (Winter): 48-51.  Memoir, b. 1938.

Clark, Kim.  2013.  Marion [N.C.; vintage photos].  By Kim Clark and the McDowell House Project Advisory Committee.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  The city of Marion was founded 1844 “at a rugged crossroads at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

Cole, Merle T.  2016.  “Rentals, Radios, and Resurgence: The State Police in the 1930s.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 2 (Summer): 62-67.  Story of how a W. Va. state police company established its headquarters in a Fairmont mansion from 1933 to 1939 after the bankruptcy and mysterious death of its coal and railroad baron owner, Samuel D. Brady.  Sidebar: “Another Mystery: How Did Samuel D. Brady Die?”

Connor, Jackson.  2015.  “Speaking of Lineage” [creative nonfiction; Ohio].  Appalachian Heritage 43, no. 3 (Summer): 56-69.  “...contemplates the notions of toughness, ancestry, and masculinity.”

Cooper, Christopher A., and H. G. Knotts.  2013.  “Overlapping Identities in the American South.”  Social Science Journal 50, no. 1 (March): 6-12.  “...people identify primarily as Americans, followed by North Carolinians, Southerners, and finally Appalachians.”

Corriher, Donna Tolley.  2014.  “Maggie and Buck.”  Southern Cultures 20, no. 2 (Summer): 90-99.  Profiles the author’s maternal grandparents, Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth Spriggs and George “Buck” Spriggs, with details of their lives in an early 20th-century coal camp in McDowell, County, W. Va.

Cortner, Amy Tipton.  2016.  “An Unlikely People Assemble: How Moral Monday Came to the Mountains.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 14-16.  “Forward Together” Monday rallies in Asheville, N.C., for civil rights, environmental protection, and other causes.

Craig, John M.  2015.  The Ku Klux Klan in Western Pennsylvania, 1921-1928.  Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press.  226 pp.  “...examines a wide variety of KKK activities, but devotes special attention to the two large and deadly Klan riots in Carnegie and Lilly .... Disdainful of the rule of law, the Klan sought disorder and mayhem in pursuit of a racist, nativist, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish agenda.”

Crawford, Joe Cobb.  2013.  Mountain Shadow Memories [tales; north Ga.].  Illustrations by Ken Woodall.  Clayton, Ga.: Laurel Mountain Press. 168 pp.  Collection of “family folk lore and ‘almost true’ tales” from the tri-state area of Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina, with twelve “mountain folk art” painting illustrations.

Crawford, T. C. (Theron Clark).  [1889] 2013.  An American Vendetta: A Story of Barbarism in the United States.  Foreword by F. Keith Davis, introduction by Steven M. Stone.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  141 pp.  Originally published: New York: Belford, Clarke.  Record of Crawford’s 1888 trip to West Virginia to report on the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

Dabney, Joseph Earl.  [1974] 2014.  Mountain Spirits: A Chronicle of Corn Whiskey and the Southern Appalachian Moonshine Tradition.  Charleston, S.C.: American Palate.  242 pp.

Davis, Anita Price.  2013.  Legendary Locals of Rutherford County, North Carolina.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Contents: Explorers and founders of Rutherford County | Agriculturists, conservationists, and entrepreneurs | Managers of resources | Communicators | Entertainers | Medical and spiritual caregivers | Servicemen, law enforcement, and government officials.

Davis, F. Keith.  2016.  “The Hatfields, the McCoys, and the Other Matewan Shootout.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 1 (Spring): 14-23.  Focuses on “Devil Anse” Hatfield’s second son, “Cap” Hatfield, who got into a shootout in Matewan on Election Day, 1896, and fled west to Colorado.  Sidebar: “Historical Novel about the Matewan Massacre and Sid Hatfield” [1920], Return to Matewan, by R. G. Yoho.

Davis, F. Keith.  2016.  “Johnse Hatfield: Violence and Mayhem after the Vendetta.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 2 (Summer): 50-55.  Story of the escape from the law and eventual recapture in 1898 of Johnse Hatfield (1862-1922), eldest son of Devil Anse Hatfield.

Deitrick, Sabina.  2015.  “Cultural Change in Pittsburgh: A Demographic Analysis at City and County Scales.”  Pennsylvania Geographer 53, no. 2 (Fall/Winter): 71-92.  Examines population change in this “shrinking city.” “Recent data suggests a possible retrenchment...if not a rebound.”

Denham, Sharon A.  2016.  “Does a Culture of Appalachia Truly Exist?”  Journal of Transcultural Nursing  27, no. 2: 94-102.

DeSpain, Joseph Y., John R. Burch, and Timothy Q. Hooper.  2013.  Green County [Ky.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Founded 1792 out of portions of Lincoln and Nelson counties and named after Revolutionary War hero, Gen. Nathanael Greene.

Dodd, Paul.  2013.  My Invisible Friend [memoir; W. Va.; b. 1938].  Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing.  128 pp.  Playmate based on George Washington.

Duffy, Seán, and Brent Carney.  2013.  Legendary Locals of Wheeling [W. Va.].  Charleston, S.C.: Legendary Locals.  125 pp.  Profiles dozens of figures, from 1770s Indian Wars to present, from this pivotal Upper Ohio city.
Dunkle, John, Sr.  2015.  “Growing Up with ‘Doc’ and ‘Nina’.”  Journal of the Alleghenies 51: 66-77.  Memoir of early 20th century farm life in a family of seven boys and one girl in Pendleton County, W. Va.

Dunkle, John, Sr.  2016.  “My ‘Applichain’ Spring.”  Journal of the Alleghenies 52: 91-94.  Memoir (b. 1884) of rural upbringing on a Pendleton County, W. Va., farm.

Easter, H. Wayne.  2014.  In the Foothills of Home: (Memories of Growing Up in the Shadow of the Blue Ridge).  Mt. Airy, N.C.: CreateSpace.  165 pp.  Depression-era western N.C.; 145 photos and drawings.

Engelhardt, Elizabeth S. D.  2015.  “Appalachian Chicken and Waffles” [N.C.; origins].  Southern Cultures 21, no. 1 (Spring): 73-83.

Feather, Carl E.  2013.  “Old School Bookstore in Pocahontas County.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 2 (Summer): 68-69.  Story of Buckey Bend Books used book store run by Gerald Burnett on U.S Route 219 between Marlinton and Hillsboro.

Feather, Carl E.  2013.  “Stages Costume Shop: 20,000 Characters for Rent in Wheeling.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 4 (Winter): 30-35.  Seamstress challenges; inventory; 100 years of history.

Feather, Carl E.  2013.  “Twin Houses of Maken.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 4 (Winter): 58-63.  Story of two identical houses built in 1905 for rival sisters on Rt. 50 near Clarksburg.

Feather, Carl E.  2013.  “‘What’s it worth to you?’: Pendleton County Auctioneer Garry Propst.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 1 (Spring): 16-21.  Sidebar: “An Old-Fashioned Auction,” 22-23.

Feather, Carl E.  2014.  “Fishing for Souls on Route 219.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 3 (Fall): 68-69.  “Preacher Shaun Clark takes his ministry to the roadside in Edray, Pocahontas County.”

Feather, Carl E.  2014.  “Henry Ruppenthal III: Never Too Young to Be a Weatherman.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 4 (Winter): 46-49.  The national press lauded 12-year-old Henry, of Berkeley Springs, as the youngest weatherman in America in 1948.

Feather, Carl E.  2014.  “Moondog: Taking a Bite Out of Crime in Wheeling.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 2 (Summer): 60-65.  Bicycle-riding “vigilante,” Charles Waldrum.

Feather, Carl E.  2014.  “One Marie Road.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 3 (Fall): 62-67.  History of Emma Jean’s General Store, Summers County, operated in an 1898-vintage building.

Feather, Carl E.  2015.  “A Chip off the Old Pringle.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 4 (Winter): 68-70.  Spotlights third generation of Upshur County landmark “Pringle Tree” -- a hollow sycamore that provided a home from 1764 to 1767 for John and Samuel Pringle, the first settlers in the area, after they fled Fort Pitt.

Feather, Carl E.  2015.  “Heart of the Town.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 3 (Fall): 38-45.  Colorful history of Shepherdstown’s public library, originally a market house, built in 1800.

Feather, Carl E.  2015.  “No Gas in Monongah” [Marion Co.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 2 (Summer): 66-67.  John L. Boggess owns a country store built circa 1891where he repairs and collects vintage gas (service station) pumps.  “I have about 100 pumps in my collection.”

Feather, Carl E.  2015.  “Packing Pickled Peppers in Clarksburg: An Oliverio Family Tradition.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 1 (Spring): 10-15.  History of family-owned business enterprise begun in 1973 and specializing in Italian sauces, canned peppers, and other pickled vegetables.

Feather, Carl E.  2015.  “Really Fine People: O’Hurley’s: Home to Sweet Music.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 3 (Fall): 46-55, 73.  Shepherdstown general store and home to jam sessions, as related by owner Jay Hurley.

Feather, Carl E.  2016.  “It’s in Her Background: Helen Bowers’ Garden.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 1 (Spring): 68-71.  Now in her mid 70s, Bowers has tended her garden for 45 years beside “a sharp curve on Route 33 just outside Franklin in Pendleton County.”

Feather, Carl E.  2016.  “A Tale of Two Centuries.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 2 (Summer): 68-71.  The author visits the unincorporated former company town of “Century No. 1” in Barbour County and searches for clues about “Century No. 2” where a 1906 mine explosion killed 23.

Feely, Michael.  2014.  “Battling the Ku Klux Klan: Newspaper Editor J. B. Carpenter and the Rutherford Star” [N.C.; 1860s-70s].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 30, no. 1 (Spring): 9-11.

Ferris, Marcie Cohen.  2014.  The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  477 pp.

Fisher, Stephen, and Barbara Ellen Smith.  2013.  “The Place of Appalachia.”  Southern Spaces, 31 January. 1,675 words.  In this essay, excerpted from Fisher and Smith’s Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia (University of Illinois Press, 2012), the authors “make a case for how spatial theories of power, capital, and inequality can inform our understanding of Appalachia and offer avenues for progressive change.”  Recommended print and web resources.

Fisher, Steve, and Barbara Ellen Smith, ed., comp.  2016.  “Internal Colony—Are You Sure?  Defining, Theorizing, Organizing Appalachia.”  Journal of Appalachian Studies 22, no. 1 (Spring): 45-79.  Round table comments from five panelists at the 2015 annual conference of the Appalachian Studies Association (as part of this special issue on sustainable development): Introduction / Steve Fisher and Barbara Ellen Smith -- Toward a new politics of outrage and transformation: placing Appalachia within the global political economy / Mary Anglin --  Rethinking class beyond colonialism / Dwight B. Billings -- The road back: Appalachia as internal colony / Silas House -- Lessons from the field / Cathy Kunkel -- Appalachian futurism / Ada Smith -- Reinventing the region: defining, theorizing, organizing Appalachia / Barbara Ellen Smith and Steve Fisher.

Fletcher, John Edward.  2013.  The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend.  176 pp.  Contents: The murder of Laura Foster [1866] | The trials of Tom Dula | The adultery | The pox | The trial documents and witnesses | The evidence, the trial and the conclusions [1868] | Myths, errors and lies | The ballads.

Foxwood, Orion.  2013.  The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root Work [magic].  San Francisco, Calif.: Weiser Books.  234 pp.

Frazier, Kevan D.  2014.  Legendary Locals of Asheville, North Carolina.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Contents: Pioneers of the first frontier | Biltmore and its continuing legacy | Urban patriots | Educators and humanitarians | Authors, artists, and musicians | The famous, both near and far | The rebuilders.

Freeman, L. A.  2016.  “Atomic Childhood around 1980.”  Memory Studies 9, no. 1 (January): 75-84.  “ I try...squeezing things from my past that have been fermented over time with memory to show the intoxication of an atomic childhood. I take as the starting point objects and spaces from my experiences in and around the atomic city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.”

Furbee, Jack.  2014.  “Wood Gathering Day.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 4 (Winter): 32-35.  Memoir; Wetzel County; b. 1934 .

Furbee, Jack.  2015.  “Battle of the Bugs” [19th-century Wetzel Co.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 1 (Spring): 52-55.  Relates techniques to keep summer insects and bugs at bay in the farmhouse.

Furbee, Jack.  2015.  “A Blackberry Day.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 2 (Summer): 48-51.  Memories of blackberry picking in 1930s Wetzel County.

Gerwe, Corinne F.  2013.  Blood Runs Cold on the Black Side of the Mountain: Based on the True Story of Professional Bear Hunter Bobby Burris.  New York: Algora.  226 pp.  North Carolina; biography; creative nonfiction.  “Burris was raised in a family of moonshine bootleggers, where a legacy of crime developed from father to son.”

Gilot, John-Erik.  2014.  “Wheeling Photographer Eddie Martin” [b. 1922].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 4 (Winter): 56-63.  Biography; photos.

Global Appalachia.  2013.  Special issue, Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 28, no. 2 (Winter): 1-80.  Articles, poems, music and book reviews revolving around global connections in the region.

Goebel, Scott.  2016.  “Ridin’ Around Listenin’ to Wiley and Wilgus: The Creative Resilience of Poet-Activist Jim Webb” [on Pine Mountain, near Whitesburg, Ky.].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 22-25.  “Jerry Williamson has called Jim Webb the ‘most essential human being I’ll ever hope to know’ and the ‘symbolic soul’ of the mountains.”

Goldenseal 40th Anniversary Edition.  2014.  Special issue, Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 1 (Spring): 1-72.  Ed. John Lilly.  Selected articles, with updates, from the past twenty years.  Contents: Death of a Gypsy king (1998); Update: Gypsies in Weirton / Jane Kraina and Mary Zwierzchowski -- The Norwalk: Martinsburg’s motor car (2003) / Daniel J. Friend -- Miracle dust on Spruce Knob (2000) / Bill Garnette -- West Virginia’s Three State Songs (2004) / Richard Ramella -- LH&W Railroad: the Mason family backyard train (2007) / Carl E. Feather -- Local hands and native clay: Blacksville pottery (2000) / John Lilly -- Worth their weight in gold: Recalling Red Jacket Safety Day (2007) / Joe Plasky.

Goodwin, Rebecca Hoskins.  2013.  Did You Tell Them Who You Are? A Hoskins Family Story.  Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse.  276 pp.  Genealogy. “In the early 1900s, Allen Lewis Hoskins and his siblings left Leslie County, Kentucky, and moved to Mingo County, West Virginia.”

Grady, Timothy Paul, and Melissa Walker, ed.  2013.  Recovering the Piedmont Past: Unexplored Moments in Nineteenth-Century Upcountry South Carolina History [nine essays].  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.  236 pp.  Contents: Foreword / Orville Vernon Burton -- Introduction / Timothy P. Grady and Melissa Walker -- Mineral water, dancing, and amusements: the development of tourism in the nineteenth-century Upcountry / Melissa Walker -- “Education has breathed over the scene”: Robert H. Reid and the Reidville schools, 1857-1905 / Timothy P. Grady -- Prelude to Little Bighorn: the Seventh U.S. Cavalry in the South Carolina Upcountry / Andrew H. Myers -- “At present we have no school at all which is truly unfortunate”: freedmen and schools in Abbeville County, 1865-1875 / Katherine D. Cann -- From slavery to freedom: African American life in post-Civil War Spartanburg / Diane C. Vecchio -- African Americans and the Presbyterian Church: the Clinton Presbyterian Church and Sloan’s Chapel / Nancy Snell Griffith -- “Murder takes the angel shape of justice”: rape, reputation, and retribution in nineteenth-century Spartanburg / Carol Loar -- “May the Lord keep down hard feelings”: the Woodrow evolution controversy and the 1884 Presbyterian Synod of South Carolina / Robert B. McCormick.
Graham, Ray.  2014.  “Mountain Boys: My Wyoming County Memories” [1940s-50s].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 4 (Winter): 36-41.

Greco, Christa Lynn.  2013.  Fairmont [W. Va.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Established in 1820, Fairmont is “situated where the West Fork and the Tygart Valley Rivers converged to form the Monongahela River.”

Green, Missy Tipton, and Paulette Ledbetter.  2014.  Townsend [Tenn.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Tuckaleechee Cove, Great Smoky Mountains.

Greene County Historical Society.  2013.  Greene County [Va.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  128 pp.  The western end of this Virginia county became part of Shenandoah National Park in 1935.

Griffith, Angie.  2016.  “My Great Grandfather, Farmer Photographer Norman E. Miller.”  Journal of the Alleghenies 52: 95-101.  Short biography of Miller (1880-1949), a Mennonite, born  near Springs, Pa.

Hanson, Todd A.  2014.  “Campbells Creek Train Robbery” [1945].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 2 (Summer): 44-49.  Passenger trains between the coal towns of Putney and Cinco, Kanawha County.

Hartley, Martha R., and Richard S. Hartley.  2014.  The Frontier Table: A Treatise & Source Book on Western Virginia Foodways History 1776-1860.  Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing.  205 pp.

Hartley, Martha R., and Richard S. Hartley.  2015.  Serving Up History: Savor the Flavors of Early West Virginia Cookery, 1776-1860.  Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing.  224 pp.  More than 100 historic recipes.

Haught, Gwendolyn Hoskins.  2014.  “My Early Life in Calhoun County.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 3 (Fall): 54-59.  Girlhood experiences including the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, living in a log cabin, and making molasses.

Haynes, Rose M.  2013.  The Ore Knob Mine Murders: The Crimes, the Investigation and the Trials [Ashe Co., N.C.; 1982].  Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies series, no. 33.  Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.  “Murder, drugs, prostitution and gangs come together....the heart of a vicious drug ring ruled by the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle gang.”

Hernando, Matthew J.  2015.  Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks [1880s].  Columbia: University of Missouri Press.  313 pp.  “...details the differences between the modernizing Bald Knobbers of Taney County and the anti-progressive Bald Knobbers of Christian County, while also stressing the importance of Civil War-era violence with respect to the foundation of these vigilante groups.”

Herrin, Roberta.  2013.  “Is the World Really Flat, After All?”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 28, no. 2 (Winter): 2.  As a foreword to this special issue, “Global Appalachia” (and with a nod to Tom Friedman’s 2005 book, The World Is Flat), Herrin poses the question: Are regional identities disappearing or strengthening in this new social-media age?

Herrin, Roberta.  2014.  “Civil Words and Civil Wars.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 30, no. 1 (Summer): 2-3.  Introductory essay to special issue, “Civil Wars in Appalachia.”  “I believe in the power of diplomacy and arbitration and ‘civil’ discourse, all of which are presently in short supply, from the Appalachian coal fields to the U.S. Congress.”

Herrin, Roberta.  2016.  “Who Is Lady Justice?”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 2.  Reflection on “virginal Lady Justice, also known as Scales of Justice and Blind Justice,” as an introduction to this special issue of Now & Then, “Justice in Appalachia.”

Highlander Education and Research Center.  2016.  “Creating a Culture of Justice: Photos from the Highlander Archives” [New Market, Tenn.].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 43-45.  Photo subjects include Guy and Candie Carawan, Bernard Lafayette, James Bevel, Tillman Cadle, Lois Short, Sara Ogan Gunning, Nimrod Workman, Hazel Dickens, George Tucker, Phyllis Boyens, the Beehive Collective, and a Hatian dancer.

Hudnall, William R.  2015.  “The Extraordinary Adolph Connard” [b. 1895].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 1 (Spring): 48-51.  Profile of Kanawha County coal miner, ventriloquist, musician, photographer, and first generation Austrian-American, Connard.

Hutton, T. R. C.  2013.  Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South [Breathitt County, Ky.].  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  430 pp.  Weatherford Award winner for nonfiction.  Reconstruction to early 20th century.  Contents:  Introduction: “The darkest and bloodiest of all the dark and bloody feud counties” | “To them, it was no-man’s land”: before Breathitt was bloody | “Suppressing the late rebellion”: guerrilla fighting in a loyal state | “The war spirit was high”: scenes from an un-reconstructed county | “The civilizing and Christianizing effects of material improvement and development” | Death of a feudal hero | “There has always been the bitterest political feeling in the county”: a courthouse ring in the age of assassination | “The feudal wars of Eastern Kentucky will no doubt be utilized in coming years by writers of fiction”: reading and writing bloody Breathitt | Epilogue.

Jackson, Ruth A.  2014.  “Best of Times: Rine Family Memories.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 3 (Fall): 40-41.  Memories of growing up in Wetzel County in the 1930s and 40s.

Jones, Jeremy B.  2014.  Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland [Edneyville, N.C.].  Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair.  263 pp.  The author returns to and gains a reverence for the region of his Blue Ridge Mountains family roots in this memoir which “meshes narrative and myth, geology and genealogy, and local-color writing and banjo tunes in its examination of  the briskly changing world of the oft-stigmatized southern Appalachians.”
Joyce, Jaime.  2014.  Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor.  Minneapolis, Minn.: Zenith Press.  208 pp.

Juniata Valley.  2016.  Special issue, Pennsylvania History 82, no. 2 (Spring): 125-267.  Contents: It’s Jun-e-ata, Not Juan-ita! / Janet L. Taylor -- A Brief Call to a Greater History / Tim H. Blessing -- Clark’s Ferry and Tavern: Gateway to the Juniata Valley / Victor A. Hart and Jason L. Wilson -- The History of the Tuscarora Female Seminary / Audrey R. Sizelove -- The Romantic Days of Juniata Charcoal Iron / Paul T. Fagley -- The Anabaptists of Juniata County: A Historical Profile / Betty Ann Landis -- Perry County Politics and Rails: The Perry County Railroad Extension vs. the Newport and Sherman’s Valley Railroad and the County Seat Debate / Rebecca Colyer Smith.

Justice in Appalachia.  2016.  Special issue, Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 1-64.  Guest editor, Marat Moore.  Musings, essays, photos, poems, and book reviews revolving around the issue of justice.

Karfelt, Stephanie.  2013.  “Pennsylvania Riches.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 29, no. 1 (Summer): 36.  Aaron and Charlie discovered the northern Pennsylvania mountains during their 1940s CCC work and subsequently built a hunting camp which has served as a vacation retreat for their families for generations.

Kernan, Keely, producer.  2014.  “In the Hills and Hollows,” series of short films about fossil fuel extraction in West Virginia.  Sponsored in part by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the Civil Society Institute.  Vimeo videos: “Frack Waste Injection and Concerned Residents,” 13:32 | “Those Hills are Home” [fracking], 4:41 | “In the Coal River Valley,” 5:51 | “The Place You Love” [Mingo Co.; mountaintop removal], 8:35.  See also:

Key, Harrison Scott.  2015.  The World’s Largest Man: A Memoir.  New York: HarperCollins.  335 pp.  “A humor columnist describes his father, who was more like a remote frontiersman than a 20th-century Mississippian, and the impact he ultimately had on how he related to his own children, despite his polar opposite views and life choices.”

Kiffmeyer, Thomas, and Robert S. Weise, guest ed.  2015.  “Building a History of Twentieth-Century Kentucky.”  Special issue, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 113, no. 2-3 (Spring-Summer): 159-589.  Contents: Preface / R. Darrell Meadows -- Introduction / Thomas Kiffmeyer and Robert S. Weise -- HISTORIOGRAPHY.  Charting the path of twentieth-century Kentucky: Current courses and future directions / James C. Klotter -- POLITICS AND THE ECONOMY.  The end of Kentucky’s winning season? A fresh look at early-twentieth-century Kentucky decision-making / Melanie Beals Goan -- Toil, trouble, transformation: Workers and unions in modern Kentucky / John Hennen -- “Buried in original records, government reports, statistical tables, and obscure essays”?: Kentucky’s twentieth-century agricultural history / Mark V. Wetherington -- The Republican Party and modern conservatism in postwar Kentucky / Joshua D. Farrington -- REGIONS, CULTURES, AND THE IMAGE OF KENTUCKY.  Socially relevant history: Appalachian Kentucky in the twentieth century / Robert S. Weise -- Western Kentucky in the twentieth century: From the end of isolation to the collapse of the “Gibraltar of Democracy” / George G. Humphreys -- My Old Kentucky Home: Black history in the Bluegrass State / Luther Adams -- Colonels, hillbillies, and fightin’: Twentieth-century Kentucky in the national imagination / Anthony Harkins -- SOCIAL GROUPS AND MOVEMENTS.  Yoked to tradition: Kentucky women and their histories, 1900–1945 / Dana M. Caldemeyer -- Integrating women into modern Kentucky history: The Equal Rights Amendment debate (1972–1978) as a case study / Nancy E. Baker -- “Straining to hear their thoughts and desires”: Researching and writing the African American experience in Kentucky / Gerald L. Smith -- White Protestants and the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky / Carolyn Dupont -- Mid-twentieth century social movements in Kentucky / Amanda L. Higgins.

King, Dean.  2013.  The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys: The True Story.  New York: Little, Brown.  430 pp.  Contents: The Hatfields: a selective genealogy | The McCoys: a selective genealogy | Prologue: The fate of Cotton Top Mounts, February 18, 1890 -- PART I: BAD BLOOD, 1854-1882.  War comes to the Big Sandy, 1854-1862 | Un-civil warfare, 1863-1865 | Timbering the sublime forest, 1865-1877 | The importance of razorbacks, 1878-1880 | Moonshine and love, 1880 | The wages of love, 1880-1882 | Tumult on Election Day, August 7-8, 1882 -- PART II: THE RAGE AND THE OUTRAGE, 1882-1887.  Casualties, 1864-1882 | Mountain justice, August 9-10, 1882 | Life after death, 1882-1884 | Taking names and keeping a list, 1884-1886 | A double whipping, 1886 | The enforcers, Spring, Summer, and Fall 1887 | Diplomacy failed, Fall and Winter, 1887 -- PART III: THE JANUARY RAIDS AND THEIR AFTERMATH, 1887-1888.  Casualties, 1864-1887 | A house burning, December 31, 1887-January 2, 1888 | The death of a soldier, January 1888 | Bad Frank and the Battle of Grapevine Creek, January 18, 1888 | Disorder in the courts, February-May 1888 | The lawmen, 1888 | Yellow journalists on the bloody border, February-October, 1888 -- PART IV: THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED, 1888-1898.  Casualties, 1864-1888. The trial, 1888-1889 | The bitter end, November, 1889-February, 1890 | After the hanging, 1890-1895 | The last murders and manhunt, 1896 | The last dance: Cunningham gets his Hatfield, 1898 -- CODA: March 4, 1913 -- EPILOGUE: Mine is the vengeance.

Kirk, Brandon R.  2014.  Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy [Lincoln Co.].  Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company.  320 pp.  “During its hey-day, between September 1889 and May 1890, the feud commanded headlines in newspapers all over the country.”

Krok-Schoen, Jessica L., Angela L. Palmer-Wackerly, Phokeng M. Dailey, and Janice L. Krieger.  2015.  “The Conceptualization of Self-Identity among Residents of Appalachia Ohio.”  Journal of Appalachian Studies 21, no. 2 (Fall): 229-246.  Forty-nine cancer patients were recruited for the study.

Lam, Francis, ed.  2014.  Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing.  Athens: University of Georgia Press.  273 pp.  Forty-five essays under five section headings: Come and stay awhile | Provisions and providers | Five ways of looking at Southern food | The South, stepping out | Southerners going home.

Lefler, Lisa J.  2013.  “Ramps: Appalachian Delicacies that ‘Smells God-Awful, but Cures what Ails Ya’.”  In Southern Foodways and Culture: Local Considerations and Beyond, ed. L. Lefler, 7-18.  Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings, no. 41.  Knoxville, Tenn.: Newfound Press, University of Tennessee Libraries.

Lepp, Bil.  2014.  “Lying about West Virginia.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 3 (Fall): 70-71.  Profile of Lepp who is five-time winner of the tall tale, State Liars Contest.

Lilly, John.  2013.  “Recalling the Centennial: West Virginia at 100” [1963].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 2 (Summer): 26-37.

Lilly, John.  2013.  “Finding Balance in Logan County.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 4 (Winter): 10-15.  Guitarist songwriter Roger Bryant (b. 1948) “gave up the life of a traveling musician for a job at the helm of the local ambulance authority.”  Sidebar: “Remembering Aunt Jennie” (Virginia M. Wilson, 1900-1992), Roger Bryant’s grandmother, renowned folk music performer, and cultural icon.

Lilly, John.  2014.  “George Karos: Martinsburg’s Pharmacist Mayor.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 4 (Winter): 26-31.  Karos has worked more than 55 years at Patterson’s Pharmacy.

Lilly, John.  2015.  “Buy, Sell, Trade, or Give Away: WHAW’s Swap Shop.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 2 (Summer): 52-57.  Saturday morning broadcast at WHAW radio, Weston.  “Travelers along I-79, between Bridgeport and Flatwoods, can often tune into 980 AM or 96.3 FM and hear what amounts to the heart and soul of rural West Virginia. People – real people – speaking for themselves.”

Lilly, John.  2015.  “There’s a Riot Going On! Emergency Training at Moundsville.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 1 (Spring): 36-41.  Mock Riot emergency training is held each year since 1997 at the former West Virginia State Penitentiary to train tactical responders.

Livingstone, Sonja.  2014.  “Blue Kentucky Girl” [creative nonfiction].  Appalachian Heritage 42, no. 3 (Summer): 33-39.  “So many blues in Kentucky. The heads of grasses. The Bluegrass state, its music, the picking and banjos, the voices calling out from the lonesome hills.”

Locklear, Erica Abrams.  2014.   “A Matter of Taste: Reading Food and Class in Appalachian Literature.”  In Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways, ed. D. Davis and T. Powell, 124-142.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Lundy, Ronni.  2015.  Sorghum’s Savor [syrup; cooking].  Gainesville: University Press of Florida.  169 pp.  History and recipes.

Marcum, Randy.  2016.  “‘Devil Anse’ Hatfield: Soldier, Farmer, Feudist, Movie Star?”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 1 (Spring): 24-28.  “...he was getting paid to talk on the Vaudeville circuit about the violent days of the feud—or at least his version of it” (1913-1916).

Margrif, Trent.  2015.  Blowing Rock Revisited [N.C.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.

Mathews, Garret.  2016.  “Favorites”; “Coming Together”; “Columnists: While We’re Still Around”; and “Folks Are Talking.”  Plugger Publishing [webpage; archive].  Mathews is a former Bluefield, W. Va., newspaper columnist.  “Favorites” is a collection of 80 columns. “Coming Together” includes interviews with 40 who were active in the 1960s Civil Rights movement; “Columnists” contains pieces from 27 other journalists; and “Folks Are Talking” includes human interest stories from Bluefield, W. Va. years, 1976-1983.

McColloch, Sam.  2014.  “Dinger Daugherty: New Martinsville Flying Fool” [1895-1964].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 4 (Winter): 42-45.  Triple-amputee; biplane stunt flyer.

McColloch, Sam.  2015.  “Flood of Memories: High Water in New Martinsville.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 1 (Spring): 28-33.  Personal accounts and photos of annual Ohio River flooding, 1898-1936.  Additional article on nearby [Weirton and Colliers] flood, death, and destruction: “The Great Harmon Creek Flood of 1912,” by John L. Davis, 34-35.

McDevitt, Bette.  2014.  “Lilly, Cambria County.”  Western Pennsylvania History 97, no. 2 (Summer): 16-17.  Lilly was the site of a violent 1924 confrontation when eight UMW workers who were members of the KKK were expelled and replaced by Catholic immigrants, thus marking “the beginning of the end of the expansion of the Klan into the Northeast.”

McMinn, Suzanne.  2013.  Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor [Roane Co., W. Va.].  New York: HarperOne.  305 pp.  “McMinn packed up her three kids, left her husband and her sterile suburban existence behind, and moved to rural West Virginia [where] she pursues a natural lifestyle filled with chickens, goats, sheep--and no pizza delivery.”

McRae, Barbara A., and Cherry Jackson.  2013.  Franklin [Macon Co., N.C.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.

Meador, Margaret Moore.  2015.  “Riding on That New River Train.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 3 (Fall): 22-33.  The author shares details of her twice-daily C&O train commute between Hinton (Summers Co.) and Montgomery to attend the West Virginia Institute of Technology, 1941-1943.  Sidebar biographical profile of Meador (1924-2012) who taught school for 20 years and organized the West Virginia Quilt Heritage Search.

Meredith, Donna.  2013.  “Norm Julian: The Monongahela Valley’s Woodsman Philosopher.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 4 (Winter): 52-57.  Profile of Morgantown newspaper columnist, novelist, and proud son of Italian immigrants.
Milling, Marla Hardee.  2015.  Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History.  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  176 pp.  “Today, bohemian street performers, funky shops, exquisite art galleries, restaurants and craft breweries blend in among some of the most revered vintage architecture in the country.”

Moore, Marat, ed.  2016.  “The Arc of Appalachia.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 3.  Introductory essay to this special issue, “Justice in Appalachia,” guest edited by Moore.

Mount Pleasant Borough, Westmoreland County [Pa.; vintage photos].  2014.  By Friends of the Mount Pleasant Public Library.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.

Nava, Margaret.  2013.  “Good Enough for Me” [W. Va.; interview].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 29, no. 1 (Summer): 61-62.  “Pam and Leroy Johnson lived in the old Stringtown post office about a mile down the road from our farm near Spencer, West Virginia.  The rundown one-room structure had no indoor plumbing, and only a single light bulb hung from the ceiling, but the Johnsons and their five children always seemed happy.”

Netherland, Robert G.  2016.  Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Family.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  234 pp.  The author “begins with the family the small town of Surgoinsville, Tennessee .... Netherland guides the reader through threshing wheat, churning butter, sharecroppers and country doctors, hunting and hog killing, [sharing] his family’s recipes.”

Nordahl, Darrin.  2015.  Eating Appalachia: Rediscovering Regional American Flavors.  Chicago: Chicago Review Press.  176 pp.  “...looks at the unique foods that are native to the region, including pawpaws, ramps, hickory nuts, American persimmons, and elk, and offers....twenty-three recipes” from the following locations: Albany, Oh., Richwood, W. Va., Prestonsburg, Ky., Cairo, W. Va., Cherokee, N.C., and Colfax, N.C.

O’Donnell, Jim.  2009.  Out of the Mud: Hiram Carpenter and the Ohio Valley, 1880-1950 [St. Marys, W. Va.].  Huntington, W. Va: John Deaver Drinko Academy.  A Tamarack juried pick.

Obermiller, Phillip J., and J. Zachary Zimmerman.  2016.  “Judging Appalachians.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 5-7.  “Appealing to negative images of
Appalachians to mitigate judicial penalties is nothing new...[but]...Similar to many minorities, Appalachians often receive adverse treatment in the criminal justice system because of derogatory stereotypes.”

Offerman, Nick.  2015.  “Wendell Berry.”  Chap. 9 in Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, by N. Offerman, 158-175.  New York: Dutton.  Wendell Berry is profiled along with twenty others by actor humorist Offerman under the section headings: Freemasons; Idealists (Berry); and Makers.

Offutt, Chris.  2015.  “Making Water” [essay].  Oxford American, no. 89 (Summer): 110, 112.

Offutt, Chris.  2015.  “Slim Jims and Monster” [essay].  Oxford American, no. 90 (Fall): 126-128.

Offutt, Chris.  2015.  “Trash Food” [essay].  Oxford American, no. 88 (Spring): 124-126, 128.

Offutt, Chris.  2016.  “A Bird in Hand Is Worth Nothing to the Bird.”  Oxford American, no. 92 (Spring): 126-128.  Creative nonfiction column.  “Though not inclined to the supernatural, I am willing to recognize the effects of luck on my life, both good and bad.”

Offutt, Chris.  2016.  My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir [b. 1958; Ky.].  New York: Atria Books.  304 pp.

Offutt, Chris.  2016.  “Savory Deviate Delight” [essay].  Oxford American, no. 93 (Summer): 126-128.  “My research led me to the contemporary phenomenon of our society’s morbid fascination with last meals.”

Olson, Ted.  2013.  “Comparing Global Regions: Appalachia and Catalunya” [Catalonia, Spain].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 28, no. 2 (Winter): 51-53.  Includes a chart with twenty points of comparison for these two political and socio-economic subregions.

Olwell, Russell, and Jesse Fries.  2014.  “Tennessee Nuclear Family Fission: Why Oak Ridge Divorced during and after World War II.”  Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 73 (Fall): 208-221.  Study of divorce rates and cases among closed, “secret city” Oak Ridge and its 100,000 workers and families.

Omans, Stuart E.  2013.  Ol’ Man on a Mountain: A Memoir.  [No location]:  289 pp.  Vignettes from the transplanted lives of a Northern, Jewish academic couple who buy a farm in western N.C. with rural Southern Baptists as neighbors.

Pack, Linda Hager. 2013.  Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z.  Illustrations by Pat Banks.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  43 pp.

Palmer, Gail.  2013.  Smoky Mountain Tales: Feuds, Murder & Mayhem.  Vols. 1 and 2.  Alcoa, Tenn.: Smoky Mountain Publishers.  230 pp.; 225 pp.  Creative nonfiction “based on true stories, some information taken from court documents and interviews.”  Contents: VOL. 1.  Golddigger: the way I heard it | Last “painter” of the Smokies | Smoky Mountains Romeo & Juliet | Feud in the Sugarlands | Miracle in Catalooch | Gift of great price | Deathtrap on the ridge | One drop of blood | Twilight stalkers | Devil child of Twenty Mile -- VOL. 2.  Golddigger: second version: the way they heard it | Leuna & Hank: he done her wrong | All in the family: Bas Shaw & John Kirkland | Mary Burchfield: captive of the Cherokee | Russell Gregory: killed by rebels | Edd Conner: the man who attended his own funeral: 17 years before he died | Sparks-Gregory: whiskey & feuding | The death of Vannie Cook | Abe Lincoln & the Enloes of Ocona Luftee, NC | Dead of night.

Parmer, David.  2014.  Burnsville: A Pictorial History [Braxton Co., W. Va.].  Hinton, W.Va: self-published.  457 pp.

Parmer, David.  2015.  Burnsville: A Pictorial History. Vol. II.  Hinton, W.Va: self-published.  457 pp.

Payne, John.  2015.  “Old-Fashioned Country Ingenuity.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 4 (Winter): 54-55.  Anecdotes of farm life resourcefulness growing up in 1920s-30s Barbour County.

Payne, Kevin.  2014.  “Paying Respects: Wake and Funeral Traditions of Barbour County.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 4 (Winter): 50-55.  Interview with John W. Payne (b. 1920).

Peterson, Marina.  2016.  “Sensory Attunements: Working with the Past in the Little Cities of Black Diamonds.”  South Atlantic Quarterly 115, no. 1 (January): 89-111.  The coal mining legacy community, Little Cities of Black Diamonds, of Buchtel is located near Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio.

Pettit, Todd.  2014.  “When I Was a Young Man: My Clay County Memories.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 40, no. 3 (Fall): 30-33.

Phillips, Joseph M.  2013.  Along the Kanawha River [vintage photos; Putnam Co., W. Va.].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Contents:  Buffalo: the first river town | Winfield: crossroads and county seat | Eleanor: hope in the Great Depression | Nitro: World War I boom town.

Pinsky, Mark I.  2013.   Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan.  Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair.  280 pp.  Nancy Dean Morgan, VISTA worker, 1970; Madison County, N.C.; small town politics and corruption.

Pleska, Cat.  2015.  Riding on Comets: A Memoir [b. 1953; W. Va.].  Morgantown, W. Va.: Vandalia Press.  240 pp.  “The Appalachia of Cat Pleska’s childhood was filled with savvy, strong women and hard-working, hard-drinking men who taught her how to tell stories.  She’s now telling their stories and her own.”

Quinn, Kate.  2013.  “Woodsdale Kids: Memories of a Wheeling Neighborhood” [1950s?].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 1 (Spring): 48-53.

Quinones, Sam.  2015.  Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic [heroin, Oxycontin].  New York: Bloomsbury Press.  368 pp.  Preface: “Portsmouth, Ohio.”   “...over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar the veins of people across the United States.”  See also: American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic (2015), by John Temple.
Quinones, Sam.  2015.  “How Heroin Made Its Way from Rural Mexico to Small-Town America” [Portsmouth, Oh.].  Interview by NPR Staff.  Morning Edition, 22 May.  NPR radio.  Transcipt, 1,156 words; podcast, 7:02 min.  “Portsmouth was the pill mill capital of America, really….Ground zero for the pills is southern Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky.”  Quinones is author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (2015).

Rader, Benjamin G.  2015.  “My Girl.”  Missouri Historical Review 109, no. 4 (July): 254-267.  Understanding early 20th-century courtship in Shannon County, Missouri (Ozarks) through the diary of Bill French, 1908-1913.

Ramey, Beanie.  2014.  “It Has Been Wonderful, Really” [Rabun Co., Ga.].  Interview by Ross Lunsford.  Foxfire Magazine 48, no. 3-4 (Fall-Winter): 33-47.  Memoir of Tiger, Ga., native Ramey, b. 1939.

Ramey, Jessie B.  2013.  Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages.  The Working Class in American History series.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press.  271 pp.  “...examines the development of institutional childcare from 1878 to 1929, based on a comparison of two ‘sister’ orphanages in Pittsburgh: the all-white United Presbyterian Orphan’s Home and the all-black Home for Colored Children.”

Ramey, Penny Lemons.  2013.  “A Local Writer” [Rabun Co., Ga.].  Interview by Stephanie Jones.  Foxfire Magazine 47, no. 3-4 (Fall-Winter): 37-44.  Local writer/illustrator of children’s books, Ramey, talks about her craft and the inspiration she draws from her Appalachian community.

Rice, Jennifer L., Brian J. Burke, and Nik Heynen.  2015.  “Knowing Climate Change, Embodying Climate Praxis: Experiential Knowledge in Southern Appalachia.”  Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105, no. 2: 253-262.  “...ethnographic research with people in southern Appalachia whose knowledge of climate change is based in the perceptible effects of weather, landscape change due to exurbanization .... We argue that only by...allow[ing] people to take action using the knowledge they already have, can more just socioecological transformations be brought into being.”

Richardson, Albert L.  2013.  Hill Country Young’un: A Memoir.  Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing.  180 pp.  Account of the author’s fatherless but resourceful Depression upbringing in Ballangee, W. Va., a town straddling the Monroe/Summers County line.

Rivers, Bridgette, Robert Oliver, and Lynn Resler.  2014.  “Pungent Provisions: The Ramp and Appalachian Identity.”  Material Culture: Journal of the Pioneer American Society 46, no. 1 (Spring): 1-24.  “Over the past ten years, the ramp...has entered elite culinary circles outside its native culinary region.” “...interviews with experts in the ramp industry, patrons of ramp festivals, and those individuals spatially removed from the Appalachian region but who remain connected to ramp cultivation and celebrations were conducted.”

Robbins, Tom.  2014.  Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life [memoir].  New York: Ecco.  362 pp.  Robbins was born in 1932 and spent his Depression-era childhood in Blowing Rock, N.C.

Rooney, Dan, and Carol Peterson.  2013.  Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.  264 pp.  Contents: Beginnings in wilderness: the Colonial Era to 1840 | Allegheny’s early boom: the 1840s to the Civil War | Conflict and newfound prosperity: Allegheny in the Civil War | The boom continues: the Civil War to 1877 | The heyday of the middle class: 1877-1890 | The city of millionaires: Allegheny’s elite, 1890-1910 | Annexation: 1907 | Middle-class and working-class Allegheny: 1890-1910 | Maturity and stability: 1910-1930 | The Great Depression and World War: 1930-1950 | Decline and rejuvenation: 1950 to the present | Afterword.

Ross, Deborah McHenry.  2015.  “Instilling a Passion for Music: The 1970s in Wood County Schools” [Parkersburg; learning to play the violin].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 3 (Fall): 56-61.  Sidebar: “Promoting Music in West Virginia Schools” [W. Va. Division of Culture and History’s efforts to provide new musical instruments to public schools].

Ruscin, Terry.  2013.  Hidden History of Henderson County, North Carolina.  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  237 pp.

Ruscin, Terry.  2014.  Glimpses of Henderson County, North Carolina.  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  222 pp.  Local history.

Samples, Mack.  2013.  23 Shots: The 1894 Shootout at Boggs, West Virginia [Webster Co.; historical fiction].  Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.  112 pp.  “The story begins several years earlier in Wise County, Virginia at the infamous Pound Gap the raging moonshine wars of the time.”

Sauceman, Fred William.  2014.  Buttermilk & Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia.  Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press.  195 pp.  Contents:  [1] THE PEOPLE -- A sixties summertime memory of frog hunting | A grandmother’s gift of food | Remembering Trula Bailey | Amazed at Grace | Big Bob: the baron of North Alabama barbecue | From Madisonville to Manhattan with Allan Benton | Thomas Wolfe’s “big extravagance” | The first lady of rhubarb | Perpetuating garden goodness: the canning of Betty Ascione | The savior of a senior center | The broccoli lady | Eloise | Ravioli and recovery: the spirit of Lobello’s Spaghetti House | Getting lessons in between | Rosy serves up sass | [2] THE PRODUCTS -- An investment in iron | Beating biscuits | Breaking beans | Red-eye gravy reinterpreted | Milking Jerseys on the French Broad | Designer moonshine? | A Latin riff on ramps | The banana croquettes of Kentucky | Quirkyburgers | High on the Alabama hog | A Cuban pig roast in East Tennessee | A taste of Hungary in the hills | Noble noodles | Rainbows at Sunburst | Sorghum, a sweetener of historic proportions | A centerpiece of Alabama celebrations | [3] THE PLACES -- Knoxville shakes at Long’s | The Bible Burger cure | Hornet dogs at Tuckahoe | Big steaks and Big Orange | Pintos and persistence | Revival at Old Pilot Hill | Dining in the know | A marble memorial to pop | Miners and meatballs | Inside Mario’s Fishbowl | Gravy Day | Bratwurst pizzas and Full Nelsons | Tastes of Old Virginia | Pastoring with pie | From farm to table in Floyd | The Ju-Ju | Architecture at odds | “We smoke, you sauce” | Big biscuits and Blue Devils | Awaiting Chicken Day | A pork chop champ | Barbecue and butterfat | Rutabagas! | Carolina pride in Spruce Pine | A culinary convergence | The okra and cornmeal affinity | A new role for the hushpuppy | Breakfast on the Oconaluftee | Nineteenth-century dining | Smoking in Hothouse | Cincinnati steak and cherry smash in South Carolina | An afterword.

Scaggs, Deirdre A., and Andrew W. McGraw.  2013.  The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook.  Foreword by John van Willigen.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  163 pp.  Includes a description of each recipe’s origin.

Schept, Judah.  2014.  “(Un)Seeing Like a Prison: Counter-Visual Ethnography of the Carceral State.”  Theoretical Criminology 18, no. 2 (May): 198-223.  Kentucky; Appalachian prison communities; penal tourism.

Schurmann, Carolyn Hull.  2015.  Music’s Journey to Parsons.  Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing.  96 pp.  Childhood memories of growing up in the Tannery Row section of Depression-era Parsons, Tucker County, West Virginia.

Seaton, Carter Taylor.  2014.  Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music and Living on the Land in West Virginia [stories of 40 artisans and musicians; 1960s-70s].  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  240 pp.  Contents: 1. TRADITIONAL HANDCRAFTS IN APPALACHIA -- 2. THE SERENDIPITOUS TIMING OF WEST VIRGINIA’S ARTS OUTREACH PROGRAM -- 3. PACIFISTS, PROTESTERS, AND DRAFT DODGERS.  The times, they were a’changin’ | Joe Chasnoff: furniture maker | Tom Rodd: attorney | John Wesley Williams: furniture maker -- 4. HELL NO! WE WON’T GO EITHER!  Ric MacDowell: photographer and community activist | James Thibeault and Colleen Anderson: Cabin Creek quilts | Dick and Vivian Pranulis: Wolf Creek printery | Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer: weaver, social activist, dancer | Norm Sartorius: spoon maker/sculptor -- 5. A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE.  The Putnam County Pickers | This land is cheap land | Goin’ up the country | Oh, the hills...beautiful hills | Leaning on friends -- 6. LIVING THE GOOD LIFE.  Looking for the good life | background | Jim Probst: furniture maker | Bill Hopen: sculptor | Gail and Steve Balcourt: candlemakers -- 7. FINDING UTOPIA IN FLOE AND CHLOE.  Keith Lahti: potter | Tom and Connie McColley: basketmakers -- 8. COMMUNES AND INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES.  Living in harmony | Joe Lung: potter, painter, jeweler | Jude Binder: dancer, mask maker, teacher | Ron Swanberg: leathersmith -- 9. PASSING IT DOWN.  Glenn Singer: performer.  (See also: Patricia Harman, Arms Wide Open: A Midwife’s Journey (Beacon Press, 2011.)

Sims, Elizabeth, with Chef Brian Sonoskus.  2014.  Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains [125 recipes; stories; photos].  Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel.  226 pp.  Contents: Introduction: Why we serve you biscuits and blueberry preserves first thing | Moonshine, “Thunder Road,” and mountain elixirs | Road-tripping and picnicking | Neighborly hollers, valleys, and ridgetops | Native American traditions and the Three Sisters | Get your daily grind | Porcine love | Mountains to the sea | Yard birds and game birds | The sweetness of mountain soil.

Six, Dean.  2015.  The Appalachian Outhouse.  Charleston, W. Va.: Mountain Memories Books.  33 pp.  Short anecdotes, history, and humor.

Smith, Anne Chesky.  2016.  “The Execution of Martin Moore.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 31, no. 2 (Winter): 5-7.  Account of the 1936 unjust murder trial and execution of a black man in Asheville, N.C.

Smith, Anne E. Chesky.  2013.  Swannanoa [Buncombe Co., N.C.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Contents: Settling Swannanoa: The Founding Families | Community Foundations: Education and Religion | Escaping the Heat: The Tourists Arrive | Daylight Enters Buncombe County: The Railroad Brings Business | The Model Town: Grovemont-on-Swannanoa | Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends: Industry Moves to the Mountains | Mr. Owen’s Mill Community: Businesses, Services, and Recreation | The End of an Era: Beacon Burns | About the Swannanoa Valley Museum.

Smith, Barbara.  2015.  Fifty Years of Crime: Barbour County, West Virginia, 1843-1893.  Philippi, W. Va.: Barbour Publishing Co.  273 pp.  Recounts “crimes against property,” “crimes against morality,” “crimes against persons,” “crimes related to the Civil War,” and more.

Smith, Barbara Ellen.  2015.  “Another Place Is Possible? Labor Geography, Spatial Dispossession, and Gendered Resistance in Central Appalachia.”  Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105, no. 3: 567-582.

Smith, Carrie Blackmore.  2014.  “Center of Appalachian Culture to Close in Cincinnati” [Urban Appalachian Council].  Cincinnati Enquirer, 26 March.  1,121 words.  Interview with Mike Maloney who “joined forces with...Ernie Mynatt and began fighting for social justice for the increasing number of migrants, eventually forming the Urban Appalachian Council in 1974 .... The nonprofit, which served thousands of Appalachians and their descendents though education, job readiness, substance-abuse counseling and cultural-awareness programs, just couldn’t come up with the funding to continue .... Some of UAC’s programs will continue, picked up by other social service groups in Price Hill, and an effort is underway to find a new path to keep the traditions and culture of Appalachia alive in Cincinnati .... With more than half a million Appalachians and their descendents in the area, it’s necessary to forge on, Maloney said.”

Smith, Lee, Doug Marlette, George Tindall, John Egerton, Mildred Council, and William R. Ferris.  2013.  “Moon Pies and Memories.”  Southern Cultures 19, no. 2 (Summer): 91-97.  Early memories of eating this chocolate-coated cookie confection, baked in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Smith, Lora.  2015.  Review of Aimee Zaring’s book, Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods (University Press of Kentucky, 2015).  Still: The Journal, no. 18 (Summer).  1,176 words.  “The book is divided into twenty-three chapters, each profiling an individual or family that came to Kentucky with refugee status.”

Smith, Marketa S.  2016.  “Ben Carr and His Banjo” [b. 1838; Braxton Co.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 1 (Spring): 45-49.

Sopko, Jennifer.  2013.  Ligonier Valley Vignettes: Tales from the Laurel Highlands [Pa.].  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  125 pp.  Local history; Westmoreland County.

Spear, Sheldon.  2015.  Pennsylvania Histories: Two Hundred Years of Personalities and Events, 1750-1950.  Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press.  183 pp.  Contents: SECTION A: BIOGRAPHY.  Benjamin A. Bidlack: unknown diplomat | George Washington Woodward: Pennsylvania Copperhead | Terence V. Powderly: Knight of Labor | Frank P. Slattery, Jr.: municipal reformer | Congressman Daniel J. Flood: anthracite warrior | Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin: pioneer priest of the Alleghenies | Thomas Cooper: a radical for all seasons | Jane Grey Swisshelm: pioneer female journalist | Henry Ossawa Tanner: expatriate Philadelphia painter | John O’Hara: the Pottsville connection.  SECTION B: EVENTS.  The Moravians: German missionaries in Pennsylvania | French and British refugees on the Susquehanna | Northeastern Pennsylvania in American history: the early Industrial Revolution | The origins of Lackawanna County | The burning of Chambersburg: a Civil War event | The Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia | Pennsylvania social history: a glimpse of Pittsburgh (1880-1918) | Northwestern Pennsylvania: Petrolia and Erie | From double hanging to double hanging: semi-public executions in Wilkes-Barre and Tunkhannock, 1893-1909 | The Whiz Kids and the Bums: the National League pennant race of 1950 | Pennsylvania children in the age of anthracite | The origins of Pennsylvania place names.

Squires, M. Lynne.  2015.  Letters to My Son: Reflections of Urban Appalachia at Mid Century.  [No location]: CreateSpace.  188 pp.  Creative nonfiction essays; Charleston, W. Va. area.

Steelhammer, Rick.  2013.  It Happened in West Virginia: Remarkable Events That Shaped History [anecdotes; trivia].  Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot.  163 pp.  Contents: California dreaming, 1671 | George Washington soaked here, 1748 | Getting the lead in, 1749 | Bloodshed on the Ohio, 1774 | Steamboat’s first test run, 1787 | Thomas Jefferson’s lion, 1796 | Conspiracy Island, 1805 | Whitewater justice, 1812 | World’s longest suspension bridge, 1849 | John Brown’s first casualty, 1859 | Philippi mom fires shot heard round the world, 1861 | Statehood stickup, 1861 | Robert E. Lee gets a ride -- and an image, 1861 | The Golden Bough, 1905 | Explosion underground, 1907 | Roughing it with the vagabonds, 1918, 1921 | Blair Mountain bomb threat, 1921 | Training airmen for Tuskegee, 1939 | Nuclear dawn, 1943 | Funnel vision, 1944 | Red scare born in Wheeling, 1950 | Down-home downhill, 1951 | Relocating the US Government, 1952 | Are we alone? 1960 | A place of warships, 1964 | Silver Bridge collapse, 1967 | Hare Krishna, y’all! 1968 | Taking the plunge, 1979 | Duchess of dunk, 1984 | Historic heist, 1987 | West Virginia facts and trivia.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay.  2016.  “Kentucky Moonshiner in Court over Trademark, Not the Hooch” [Whitesburg, Ky.].  New York Times, 10 April, 1(A).  1,176 words.  Colin Fultz’s distillery name is Kentucky Mist Moonshine; the University of Kentucky claims to own the rights to the name of the state.

Tenkotte, Paul A., James C. Claypool, and David E. Schroeder, ed.  2015.  Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015.  Covington, Ky.: Clerisy Press.  450 pp.  Eighteen essays by 25 authors.  Covington faces Cincinnati across the Ohio River.

Triplett, Ralph D., and Boone Triplett.  2013.  Lincoln County [W. Va.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  128 pp.  Located in southwestern West Virginia, and home to three north-flowing rivers: Guyandotte, Mud, and Coal.

Tucker, Alan, and John Simons, project leaders.  2013.  A West Virginia Sesquicentennial Celebration, June 20, 1863 to June 20, 2013: A Photo Journey Through West Virginia.  Buckhannon, W. Va.: Buckhannon Upshur Camera Club.   44 pp.  Two hundred photos by 41 photographers.

Tunney, Glenn.  2010-2013.  Looking Back: The Best of Glenn Tunney, Vols. 1-4 [Brownsville, Pa., Fayette Co.].  Chicora, Pa.: Mechling Bookbindery.  285 pp. (each vol.).  Local history and biographical articles originally appeared as weekly newspaper columns in the Uniontown Herald-Standard, 1998-2006.  Includes index.

Underwood, Sid.  2015.  “Summers on My Grandfather’s Farm.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 41, no. 2 (Summer): 42-47.  Doddridge Co.; 1940s-50s.

Van Willigen, John.  2014.  Kentucky’s Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  299 pp.  Includes an annotated bibliography of Kentucky cookbooks.

Vivian, Cassandra.  2014.  Hidden History of the Laurel Highlands [Pa.].  2014.  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  141 pp.  Including: Braddock Road; National Road; mine disasters; H.C. Frick Coke Co.; Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties.

Wall, Maryjean.  2014.  Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel [Lexington, Ky.].  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  190 pp.

Watson, Willard C., III.  2015.  “What Is in a Name? Public Perceptions and Private Identities of Two Men Named Willard Watson.”  North Carolina Folklore Journal 62, no. 1 (Winter-Spring): 43-64.  The author unexpectedly discovers his great grandparents are the revered traditional folk artists, Willard and Ora Watson, first cousins to famed guitarist Doc Watson.

Webb, Sharon.  2015.  North Carolina Rhododendron Festival.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.   Roan Mountain, N.C., Tenn.  Vintage photos of festival and beauty pageant begun in 1946.
Wheeler, Kenneth H., and Jennifer Lee Cowart.  2013.  “Who Was the Real Gus Coggins?  Social Struggle and Criminal Mystery in Cherokee County, 1912-1927.”  Georgia Historical Quarterly 97, no. 4 (Winter): 411-446.  “...the forces of racism, anti-Semitism, war, Prohibition, economic boom and bust, and a host of other factors shaped Coggins’s life and that of the community in which he lived.”

Wiegand, Elizabeth.  [2010] 2015.  The New Blue Ridge Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from Virginia’s Highlands to North Carolina’s Mountains.  2nd ed.  Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press.  283 pp.

Winkler, Wayne.  2013.  “Printer’s Ink and Blood: The Strange Story of David Stephenson” [1891-1966].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 29, no. 1 (Summer): 57-60.  Unknown to his wife when he died in Jonesboro, Tenn., “David Stephenson had been the leader of the notorious Ku Klux Klan, had virtually controlled the state of Indiana, and had been imprisoned for murder.”

Withers, Bob.  2014.  Guyandotte [W. Va.; pictorial restrospective].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Guyandotte annexed to Huntington in 1911.