The West Virginia story stretches back to the mists of prehistory and forward to the day before yesterday. During those many years, our land has been inhabited by the mysterious Mound Builders, by the Native American who followed them, and by the explorers, pioneers, slaves, and immigrants who contributed to the present population This book, by gifted storyteller Anna Egan Smucker, presents the history of the Mountain State as a lively tale of conflict and triumph, as West Virginians have stood up for themselves and the place they love. The larger-than-life figures John Henry, John Brown, Mother Jones, the Hatfields, Chief Logan and Stonewall Jackson, among others who populate our past are shown here as the rightful forebears of today s generation of Mountaineers. "The history of West Virginia is the story of a place whose hills and hollows are a part of its people, a place where family has always been important," Ms. Smucker writes in her Introduction. "It is the story of people proud to call this beautiful, rugged land home."
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Anna Egan Smucker is the award-winning author of No Star Nights, Outside the Window, A History of West Virginia, To Keep the South Manitou Light, The Life of Saint Brigid, and Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story. Other titles are forthcoming. She is the recipient of a WV Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Award in Children s Literature and her poems have appeared in several anthologies. A resident of Bridgeport, WV, she enjoys doing author presentations and conducting writing workshops throughout the country.
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Book Description Quarrier Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1891852396
Book Description Quarrier Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 81 pages. 8.20x5.90x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1891852396