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Ambler, Charles Henry.  [1910] 2008.  Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776 to 1861.  2nd ed., with a new introduction by Barbara Rasmussen.  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  366 pp.  Originally published: Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2002 [telecommunications; appropriations].  2002.  U.S. Public Law 107-149.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O.  8 pp.
Text version: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS19531.
PDF version: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS19532.

Ash, Rosalie M..  2010.  We Fought Back: How a Grassroots Group Defeated Annexation and Eminent Domain [Ohio River port development].  Huntington, W.Va.: Mid-Atlantic Highlands.  151 pp.

Atkins, Jonathan M.  1997.  Parties, Politics, and the Sectional Conflict in Tennessee, 1832-1861.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  371 pp.

Baber, Bob Henry.  1997.  “My Exhilerating [sic], Self-Destructive, and Near-Criminal Candidacy for the Governorship of West Virginia”   [run for 1996 Democratic primary].  Appalachian Journal 24 (Summer): 368-419.

Baldwin, Fred.  1995.  “Lighting Up Kentucky’s Fifth.”  Appalachia 27 (Summer): 4-11.

Barkey, Fred.  1998.  “Fritz Merrick: Parkersburg Rebel With a Cause” [1905-1913; left-wing Socialist organizer].  West Virginia History 57: 77-94.

Barkey, Frederick A.  2012.  Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920.  Foreword by Ken Fones-Wolf.  West Virginia and Appalachia series, no. 14.  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  244 pp.  Contents: The origins of West Virginia socialism: 1898–1904 | The growth and appeal of the West Virginia socialist movement: 1905–1911 | The susceptibility of the West Virginia working class leadership to the appeal of socialism | “We had the revolution”: the West Virginia Socialist Party at its peak: 1912–1915 | The decline of the West Virginia Socialist Party: 1915–1920 | Technological change and the decline of trade union strength for the West Virginia Socialist Party.

Bartlett, Larry.  1998.  “First-Class: Bill Buckley of the Parkersburg Post Office” [1950s]. Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Fall): 42-45.

Bell, Gregory Jason.  2009.  “‘Advancing West Virginia’: Transforming the 1963 State Centennial Celebration into a ‘Big Sell’.”  Ohio Valley History 9, no. 1 (Spring): 40-64.  Year-long celebration; Gov. William Wallace Barron.

Bergeron, Paul H., Stephen V. Ash, and Jeanette Keith.  1999.  Tennesseans and Their History [frontier to present].  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  357 pp.

Beyond Our Borders [9/11; global perspectives].  2002.  Special issue, Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine 19 (Spring): 1-44.

Bickel, Robert, and Cheryl Brown.  2008.  “Appalachian Counties in Appalachian States: Is There a Distinctively Appalachian Voting Pattern?”  Journal of Appalachian Studies 14, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall): 99-124.  Regression analysis using county-level data from 2004 presidential election.  Figures, tables.

Bingham, Clara.  2005.  “Under Mined: When a Flood of Toxic Mining Sludge Wreaked Havoc in Appalachia, How Did the White House Respond? By Letting the Coal Company Off the Hook and Firing the Whistleblower.” [Inez, Ky., record flood, Oct. 11, 2000; Martin County Coal refuse impoundment pond; whistleblower Inspector Jack Spadaro; Massey Energy].  Photos by Vivian Stockman.  The Washington Monthly 37 (January/February): 28-37.

Bolin, James Duane.  2000.  Bossism and Reform in a Southern City: Lexington, Kentucky, 1880-1940.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  202 pp.

Bowen, Michael.  2001.  “Communism vs. Republicanism: B. Carroll Reece and the Congressional Elections of 1946.”  Journal of East Tennessee History 73: 39-52.

Boylston, James R., and Allen J. Wiener.  2009.  David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man’s Friend: With Collected Correspondence, Selected Speeches and Circulars. Houston, Tex.: Bright Sky Press.  336 pp.  Elections of 1829, 1831, 1833, and 1835; Tennessee Land Bill (1829-1830); Indian Removal Bill (1830).

Brashear, Craig.  1997.  “The Market Revolution and Party Preference in East Tennessee: Spatial Patterns of Partisanship in the 1840 Presidential Election.”  Appalachian Journal 25 (Fall): 8-29.

Brisbin, Richard A. Jr.,  Robert Jay Dilger, Allan S. Hammock, and Christopher Z. Mooney.  1996.  West Virginia Politics & Government.  Politics and Governments of the American States.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.  217 pp.

Brisbin, Richard A., Robert Jay Dilger, Allan S. Hammock, and L. Christopher Plein.  2008.  West Virginia Politics and Government.  2nd ed.  Politics and Governments of the American States series.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.  331 pp.

Brosi, George.  2011.  “This Side of the Mountain: Issues Ignored in the [presidential] Campaign.”  Appalachian Heritage 39, no. 1 (Winter): 8-9.  Editorial on problems and solutions regarding clean water, energy, mountains, addicts, land, mouths.

Burch Jr., John Russell.  2005.  “19th-Century Politics in the Formation of Appalachian Kentucky Counties: The McGuires and the Creation of Owsley and Lee Counties” [coal mining families; self-interest; gerrymandering].  Journal of Appalachian Studies 11, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall): 226-242.

Byrd, Robert C.  2005.  Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields [W.Va. senator’s autobiography from 1920s boyhood].  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  817 pp.

Campbell, Wesley J.  2011.  “Whiskey, Soldiers, and Voting: Western Virginia Elections in the 1790s” [Montgomery Co.].  Smithfield Review: Studies in the History of the Region West of the Blue Ridge 15: 65-93.  Appendix A: “1790 Montgomery County Congressional Poll List,” 85-87.  Maps, tables; election of legislator Francis Preston to the U.S. Congress.

Chafin, Raymond, and Topper Sherwood.  1994.  Just Good Politics: The Life of Raymond Chafin, Appalachian Boss.  Pittsburgh:  University of Pittsburgh Press.  224 pp.

Cillizza, Chris.  2012.  “Kentucky, Arkansas Primaries: Is It Racism?” [2012 Presidential primary elections].  Washington Post (blog), 23 May.  1,099 words.  “President Obama lost roughly 40 percent of the vote in Democratic primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia.....One man’s racial differences is another man’s cultural differences.”  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/whats-the-matter-with-kentucky/2012/05/23/gJQAMF5hkU_blog.html.

Clagg, Sam.  [1975] 2002.  West Virginia Historical Almanac and Gazetteer.  Huntington, W.Va.: John Deaver Drinko Academy, Marshall University; Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Printing Company.  240 pp.  Originally self-published.

Clines, Francis X.  2002.  “How Do West Virginians Spell Pork?  It’s B-Y-R-D.”  New York Times, 4 May, 1(A).

Clines, Francis X.  2002.  “Judge Takes On the White House on Mountaintop Mining” [Charles Haden, W.Va.].  New York Times, 19 May, 18 (sec. 1).

Clymer, Adam.  2010.  “Robert C. Byrd, 1917-2010: A Pillar of the Senate, a Champion for His State, Dies at 92” [W.Va.].  New York Times, 29 June, 1(A).  2867 words.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/us/politics/29byrd.html?ref=opinion.

Coffey, Daniel J.  2012.  “No Grizzlies in the Appalachians: The Absence of Tea Party Effects on the West Virginia Senate Race” [Joe Manchin (D) defeated John Raese (R) in a special election for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s seat].  Chap. 12 in Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections: Stuck in the Middle to Lose, ed. W. Miller and J. Walling, 233-254.  Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books.

Colignon, Richard A.  1997.  Power Plays: Critical Events in the Institutionalization of the Tennessee Valley Authority.  Albany: State University of New York.  367 pp.

Conklin, Forrest.  2005.  “‘Grape for the Rebel Masses and Hemp for their Leaders’: Parson Brownlow’s Celebrated Tour of Northern Cities, 1862.”  Journal of East Tennessee History 77: 49-75.

Corbin, David A.  2012.  The Last Great Senator: Robert C. Byrd’s Encounters with Ten U.S. Presidents [1917-2010].  Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books.  376 pp.  Contents: Southern West Virginia roots | The making of the Senator, 1958 | Eisenhower | Kennedy | Johnson | Nixon | Ford | Carter | Reagan | Bush I | Clinton | Bush II | Obama.

Coulter, E. Merton. [1937, 1971] 1999.  William G. Brownlow: Fighting Parson of the Southern Highlands [1805-1877; east Tenn.].  Reprint, with a new introduction by Stephen V. Ash.  Appalachian Echoes series.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  456 pp.

Crookshanks, Ben.  1999.  “Second to None: Eighty Years of the West Virginia State Police” [created 1919].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 25 (Spring): 32-37.  Appended articles, “A Boy’s dream,” by C. C. Stewart, 38-42, and “‘All In a Day’s Work’: Former State Trooper William R. Seal” [89-years-old; interview], by Ben Crookshanks, 43-45.

Crouser,  Brad.  2006.  Arch: The Life Of Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. [b. 1923; four-term governor of W.Va., 1969-1977, 1985-1989; progress, corruption].  Chapmanville, W.Va.: Woodland Press.  672 pp.

Davis, F. Keith.  2003.  West Virginia Tough Boys: Vote Buying, Fist Fighting, and a President Named JFK [Logan Co., 1960].  Introduction by Lieutenant Governor and Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin.  Chapmanville, W.Va.: Woodland Press.  252 pp.

Epstein, Robin.  1999.  Citizen Power: Stories of America’s New Civic Spirit [rural Ky.; grassroots leadership].  Lexington, Ky.: Democracy Resource Center.  147 pp.

Fisher, Stephen L.  [1999] 2001.  “The Grass Roots Speak Back” [community activism history].  In Back Talk from Appalachia: Confronting Stereotypes, ed. D. Billings, G. Norman, and K. Ledford, 203-214.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  Originally published as Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes.

Fisher, Stephen L., et al.  2006.  “The Politics of Change in Appalachia” [since 1960s; with suggested readings].  In A Handbook to Appalachia: An Introduction to the Region, ed. G. Edwards, J. Asbury, and R. Cox, 85-100.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Fleming, Joe W.  1999.  “John Sweeney, ARC’s First Federal Co-Chairman” [d. 1998; tribute].  Appalachia: Journal of the Appalachian Regional Commission 32 (January-April): 16-17.

Gage, Jeanne.  1995.  “Kentucky’s Local Governments Tackle Ethics Reform.”  Appalachian Heritage 23 (Winter): 36-43.

Gatrell, Jay D., and Lou Fintor.  1998.  “Spatial Niches, Policy Subsystems, and Agenda Setting: The Case of the ARC” [1949-1990].  Political Geography 17 (September): 883-897.

Gibeaut, John.  2009.  “Caperton’s Coal.”  ABA Journal 95, no. 2 (February): 52-57.  A years-long legal tug-of-war involving Don Blankenship (A.T. Massey Coal Co. CEO), Hugh M. Caperton (Harman Mining Co.), and the Supreme Courts of both W.Va. and the U.S.

Golumbic, Lars C.  1996.  “Who Shall Dictate the Law?: Political Wrangling Between ‘Whig’ Lawyers and Backcountry Farms in Revolutionary Era North Carolina.”  North Carolina Historical Review 73 (January): 56-82.

Gorczyca, Robert.  2006.  “McCarthyism Hits Home: Bernard Gorczyca and His Family” [1940s-50s; United Steelworkers of America].  Western Pennsylvania History 89, no. 3 (Fall): 34-45.

Gorman, Michael J.  2000.  “‘Our Politicians Have Enslaved Us’: Power and Politics in Frederick County, Virginia” [1850s].  In After the Backcountry: Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900, ed. K. Koons and W. Hofstra, 274-286. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Hagen, Joshua.  2007.  “‘Pork’ Spending, Place Names, and Political Stature in West Virginia” [Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s patronage; map].  Southeastern Geographer 47, no. 2 (November): 341-64.

Hardison, Brian D., and Ray Swick.  2009.  “A Recruit for Aaron Burr: Lewis Wetzel and the Burr ‘Conspiracy’” [1805-1807].  West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, new series, vol. 3, no. 2 (Fall): 75-86.  An 1807 three-page deposition comes to light.

Hardy, William E.  2012.  “The Margins of William Brownlow’s Words: New Perspectives on the End of Radical Reconstruction in Tennessee” [1869].  Journal Of East Tennessee History 84: 78-86.

Hechler, Ken.  2011.  The Fight for Coal Mine Health and Safety: A Documented History [primary sources].  Missoula, Mont.: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company.  408 pp.  Contents: The Coal Mine Health and Safety Bill [H.R. 19739, Sept. 12, 1968] -- The Farmington Coal Mine Disaster [78 dead, 1968, W.Va.] -- Hickel becomes Secretary of State -- West Virginia coal miners wildcat strike [1969] -- Testifying at the House and Senate Hearings -- Tony Boyle and UMW head honchos secret schemes revealed -- Ken Hechler goes underground -- Hechler introduces amendments to Coal Mine Health and Safety Bill -- Coal Mine Safety Conference on first anniversary of Farmington Disaster -- President Nixon signs the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Bill -- The Ken Hechler Documentary Project, Sept. 2005 -- John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students -- Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 1969 -- Failure to enforce -- Index.

Hechler, Ken.  Interview by John Lilly.  2000.  “Ken Hechler on JFK” [W.Va. Secretary of State; 1960 primary election].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 26 (Fall): 20-21.

Holt, Rush D., Jr.  2012.  “Aesop’s Fables and Miners’ Wages: Sen. Rush Holt’s Filibuster, 1936” [W.Va. senator, 1935-1941; Guffey coal bill].  West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, new series, vol. 6, no. 1 (Spring): 35-47.

Holyman, Rod.  1998.  “The Hard Road Home: Governor William Casey Marland” [1953-1957].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Fall): 12-23.

Houpt, David W.  2012.  “Contested Election Laws: Representation, Elections, and Party Building in Pennsylvania, 1788-1794.”  Pennsylvania History 79, no. 3 (Summer): 257-283.  Tables; maps.  “The seeds of conflict were sown deep in the nation’s most ethnically and economically diverse state.”

Inman, Natalie R.  2004.  “Wealth, Community, and Litigation in Frontier Tennessee: A Study of Tennessee Superior Court Pleadings, 1802-1810” [tables].  Journal of East Tennessee History 76: 52-87.

Irwin, Ned.  1997.  “The Lost Papers of the ‘Lost State of Franklin’” [1784-1788; Tenn.’s early attempt to separate from N.C.].  Journal of East Tennessee History 69: 84-96.

Irwin, Ned.  1998.  “‘The Lost State of Franklin’: Sources for Research and Study” [1784-1789; present-day Tenn.].  Bulletin of Bibliography 55 (March): 35-41.

Jeffrey, Thomas E.  1997.  “An Unclean Vessel: Thomas Lanier Clingman and the “Railroad Ring”  [Western North Carolina Railroad].  North Carolina Historical Review 74 (October): 389-431.

Jeffrey, Thomas E.  1998.  Thomas Lanier Clingman: Fire Eater from the Carolina Mountains [1812-1897; N.C. Congressman; biography].  Athens: University of Georgia Press.  449 pp.

Jones, Blake W.  2007.  “Frontier Diplomacy: The State of Franklin and Its Quest for Independence.”  Journal of East Tennessee History 79: 41-62.

Kastor, Peter J.  1997.  “‘Equitable Rights and Privileges’: The Divided Loyalties in Washington County, Virginia, during the Franklin Separatist Crisis.”  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 105 (Spring): 193-226.

Konty, Melissa Fry, and Jason Bailey.  2009.  The Impact of Coal on the Kentucky State Budget.  Coal and Renewables in Central Appalachia series.  Berea, Ky.: Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED).  35 pp., tables, charts.  See also McIlmoil (2010).  http://www.maced.org/coal/documents/Impact_of_Coal.pdf.

Laing, Craig R.  1999.  “Spatial Investment Strategies of Federal Assistance to Appalachia” [Appalachian Regional Commission, 1960s to present; cartographic analysis].  Southeastern Geographer 39 (May): 99-113.

Lilly, John.  2010.  “Remembering Robert C. Byrd” [1917-2010].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 36, no. 3 (Fall): 10-11.  Sidebar, “Bobby on Byrd: Vandalia Award Winner Recipient Recalls West Virginia’s Fiddling Senator,” by Bobby Taylor, pp. 18-19.

Link, William A.  2003.  Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia.  Civil War America series.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  387 pp.

Link, William A.  2009. “‘This Bastard New Virginia’: Slavery, West Virginia Exceptionalism, and the Secession Crisis.”  West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, new series, vol. 3, no. 1 (Spring): 37-56.  1850s Wellsburg, [W.]Va., hostility toward eastern Va.

Loughry, Allen Hayes.  2006.  Don’t Buy Another Vote, I Won’t Pay for a Landslide: The Sordid and Continuing Political Corruption in West Virginia [160 photos].  Forewords by Senators Robert C. Byrd and John McCain.  Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Printing Co.  623 pp.

Macaulay, Alexander S., Jr.  1998.  “Growing Pains: The Immortal Thirteen, the Destructive Twelve, and the Emergence of Two-Party Politics in Antebellum Tennessee”  [1830s-1840s].  Journal of East Tennessee History 70: 1-33.

Macintyre, Ben.  2008.  “Who’d Have Thought It? There’s a Redneck Revolution Taking Shape in Them Thar’ Hills.”  The Times (of London), 4 October: 43.  1218 words.  Obama presidential candidacy; interview with Ben “Cooter” Jones.

Manning, Maurice.  2012.  “My Old Kentucky Conservatism” [op-ed].  New York Times, 5 November: Opinion Pages.  932 words.  Manning defines traditional conservatism and challenges the Republican establishment’s model on the eve of the Obama-Romney presidential election.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/opinion/my-old-kentucky-conservatism.html.

McCabe, Brooks, Jr.  2012.  “Benjamin Harrison Smith, Land Titles, and the West Virginia Constitution” [d. 1887, age 90].  West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, new series, vol. 6, no. 1 (Spring): 1-34.  Absentee landownership: “...quieting of claims on land titles [became] one of the foundations for local and regional economic development...between the 1880s and the 1920s.”

McCleskey, Turk.  2012.  “Quarterly Courts in Backcountry Counties of Colonial
Virginia [Augusta County].  Journal of Backcountry Studies 7, no. 2 (Fall/Winter): 47-57.  http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs/index.php/jbc/issue/view/52.

McIlmoil, Rory, Evan Hansen, and Ted Boettner.  2010.  The Impact of Coal on the Tennessee State Budget.  Coal and Renewables in Central Appalachia series.  Morgantown, W.Va.: Downstream Strategies; and Charleston: West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy.  51 pp.  tables, maps, charts.  See also Konty (2009).  http://www.downstreamstrategies.com/Documents/reports_publication/DownstreamStrategies-coalTN.pdf.

McIlmoil, Rory, Evan Hansen, Ted Boettner, and Paul Miller.  2010.  The Impact of Coal on the West Virginia State Budget.  Coal and Renewables in Central Appalachia series.  Morgantown, W.Va.: Downstream Strategies;  and Charleston: West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy.  68 pp., tables, maps, charts.  Report estimates $5 billion in “legacy costs” ($42 million last year) to repair roads, clean up abandoned mines, and other impacts such as tax breaks.  See also Konty (2009).   http://www.downstreamstrategies.com/Documents/reports_publication/DownstreamStrategies-coalWV.pdf.

McKinney, Gordon B.  [1978] 1998.  Southern Mountain Republicans, 1865-1900: Politics and the Appalachian Community.  Appalachian Echoes. Reprint. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  320 pp.  Originally published: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

McKinney, Gordon B.  2004.  Zeb Vance: North Carolina’s Civil War Governor and Gilded Age Political Leader [1830-1894].  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  477 pp.

McKinney, Gordon, section editor.  2006.  “Government” [signed entries].  In Encyclopedia of Appalachia, ed. R. Abramson and J. Haskell, 1561-1629 (with introductory essay, 1561-1568).  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Meier, Barry.  2010.  “In Long-Running Coal Battle, a New Round in Virginia” [Massey Energy].  New York Times, 10 November, 3(B).  1140 words.  Details Hugh Caperton/Harman Mining’s 1998 lawsuit against Don Blankenship/Massey, the 2002 jury award of $50 million, and its overturning by the WV Supreme Court involving two justices with ties to Blankenship.

Mencken, F. Carson.  1999.  “A Comparative Analysis of Federal Spending in Appalachia”  [refutes pork barrel spending accusations].  Journal of Appalachian Studies 5 (Fall): 247-255.

Miller, Zell.  1996.  “Zell Miller: From the Mountains to the Mansion” [Ga. governor].  Interview by Candi Dahl Forester.  Foxfire Magazine 30 (Fall/Winter): 153-160.

Mullins, Brian.  1998.  “Thurl Henderson: Delivering the Mail in Roane County” [1950s].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Fall): 48-49.

Murchison, Kenneth M.  2007.  The Snail Darter Case: TVA Versus the Endangered Species Act [Tellico Dam, Tenn.; 1973-1979].  Landmark Law Cases & American Society.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.  234 pp.

Nesbitt, J. Todd, and Daniel Weiner.  2001.  “Conflicting Environmental Imaginaries and the Politics of Nature in Central Appalachia.”  Geoforum 32 (August): 333-349.

O’Keefe, Joseph G., and Virginia Nowland.  1998.  “Suffrage Crusade” [1919-1920].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Fall): 24-26.

O’Neill, Karen M.  2002.  “Why the TVA Remains Unique: Interest Groups and the Defeat of New Deal River Planning.”  Rural Sociology 67 (June): 163-182.

Pearson, Joseph W.  2011.  “William Gaston, the Borough Controversy, and North Carolina’s Changing Political Culture in the 1835 Constitutional Convention” [Andrew Jackson presidency].  North Carolina Historical Review 88, no. 4 (October): 399-424.  “Many western newspapers railed against the fact that borough representation favored the eastern sections of the state.”

Phillips, Jo Boggess.  1998.  “‘I Greatly Appreciate Your Courage’: West Virginia’s Women Legislators” [1922-1996].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Fall): 27-31.

Phillips, Jo Boggess.  1998.  “A Rose Among the Thorns: Lawmaker Jackie Withrow” [female legislator; 1960s-1970s].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Fall): 32-35.

Pierpont, Francis Harrison.  2007.  “The Lincoln Reminiscence Manuscript in the Francis Harrison Pierpont Papers” [1814-1899; a founding father of W.Va., and provisional governor of Va., 1861-63].  Transcribed and edited by Michael R. Ridderbusch.  West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, new series, vol. 1, no. 1 (Spring): 75-92.

Platania, Joseph.  1999.  “West Virginia’s State Stores: A Legacy of Prohibition” [1935-1990]. Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 25 (Spring): 46-47.

Poole, W. Scott.  2003.  Never Surrender: Confederate Memory and Conservatism in the South Carolina Upcountry.  Athens: University of Georgia Press.  263 pp.

Purcell, Aaron D.  1998.  “Power to the People: David Lilienthal Founds TVA’s Electric Power Policy, 1933.”  Journal of East Tennessee History 70: 90-108.

Purcell, Aaron D.  1998.  Undermining the TVA: George Berry, David Lilienthal, and Arthur Morgan [TVA Board members’ divisive split on whether to award Berry compensation for his flooded marble quarries].  Tennessee Historical Quarterly 57 (Fall): 168-189.

Purcell, Aaron D.  2002.  “Struggle Within, Struggle Without: The TEPCO Case and the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1936-1939.”  Tennessee Historical Quarterly 61 (Fall): 194-210.

Purcell, Aaron D.  2003.  “Suppressed Currents: The ‘Fool Report’ and the Early Tennessee Valley Authority” [defamatory document, internal controversy between TVA board members Lilienthal and Morgan].  Journal of East Tennessee History 74 (2002): 69-83.

Purcell, Aaron D.  2009.  White Collar Radicals: TVA’s Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy Era.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  258 pp.  Contents: A fertile ground: the birth of the Tennessee Valley Authority -- “We were a bunch of radicals”: the early years of the Knoxville Fifteen -- Reds in the mailroom: the TVA years, 1933-1939 -- Wars at home and abroad: first investigations and second chances, 1940-1945 -- “Saw plenty”: confirmations and investigations, 1946-1947 -- “Oh, you mean the square dancing”: HUAC, the FBI, and the Remington trials, 1947-1954 -- Return to Knoxville, 1955-present.

Rasmussen, Barbara.  1996.  “The Politics of the Property Tax in West Virginia” [absentee landownership].  Journal of Appalachian Studies 2 (Spring): 141-147.

Rasmussen, Barbara.  2006.  “Calvin Cornelius Sale, Jr., Becomes Senator Robert Byrd.” [Democrat, W.Va.; b. 1917; biographical profile].  Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine 22, no. 2 (Fall/Winter): 34-37.

Rasmussen, Barbara.  2009.  “Charles Ambler’s Sectionalism in Virginia: An Appreciation” [University of Chicago Press, 1910].  West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, new series, 3, no. 1 (2009): 1-35.  “West Virginia statehood was long in the making [1776-1861] and had its start in politics driven by economic interests, not abolition.”

Reid, Herbert G., and Betsy Taylor.  2010.  Recovering the Commons: Democracy, Place, and Global Justice.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press.  288 pp.  Uses mountaintop removal-ravaged Kayford Mountain (Coal River, W.Va.), and its keeper, Larry Gibson,  as a grounding and touchstone for this social theory study.

Rogers, Michael.  2004.  “TVA Population Removal: Attitudes and Expectations of the Dispossessed at the Norris and Cherokee Dam Sites” [mid-1930s; tables].  Journal of East Tennessee History 75 (2003): 76-90.

Rogers, Rod.  2004.  “John W. Davis and the 1924 Presidential Campaign” [Clarksburg lawyer, Democratic candidate for President, lost to Calvin Coolidge].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 30 (Fall): 32-37.  Sidebar on W.Va. delegate Claude R. Linger, Braxton Co., who ran against F.D.R as a candidate in the W.Va. primary elections, p. 38-39, by James Wilson Douglas.

Ross, Michael A.  1997.  “Hill-Country Doctor: The Early Life and Career of Supreme Court Justice Samuel F. Miller in Kentucky” [Barbourville, Knox Co.].  Filson Club History Quarterly 71 (October): 430-462.

Severence, Benjamin H.  1999.  “Loyalty’s Political Vanguard: The Union League of Maryville, Tennessee, 1867-1869” [Radical Republican whites].  Journal of East Tennessee History 71: 25-46.

Shelby, Anne.  2006.  Can a Democrat Get into Heaven? Politics, Religion & Other Things You Ain’t Supposed to Talk About [newspaper columns by poet, singer, and storyteller Shelby; Clay and Jackson Cos., Ky.].  Foreword by Gurney Norman.  Louisville, Ky.: Motes.  228 pp.

Sherwood, Topper.  2000.  “Kennedy in West Virginia” [1960 presidential campaign].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 26 (Fall): 14-23.

Shockley, Megan Taylor.  1997.  “King of the Wild Frontier vs. King Andrew I: Davy Crockett and the Election of 1831" [Andrew Jackson].  Tennessee Historical Quarterly 56 (Fall): 158-169.

Silveri, Louis D.  1994.  “Leadership for Change: Appalachian Alabama's Congressman Carl Elliott and Modern America.”  In  Appalachian Adaptations to a Changing World, ed. Norma Myers.  Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association 6: 156-162.  Johnson City: East Tennessee State University, Center for Appalachian Studies and Services.

Simmons, Gordon.  2005.  “100 Years of Collecting: State Archives Centennial.” Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 31, no. 4 (Winter): 10-17.

Simmons, Gordon.  2007.  “The Lonely Battle: Ken Hechler’s 1958 Campaign” [Marshall College professor; nine-term congressman and four-term secretary of state].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 33, no. 3 (Fall): 24-29.

Smith, Barbara.  2007.  Judge Ira Ellsworth Robinson: West Virginia Statesman and Man of Letters [1869-1951].  Baltimore, Md.: PublishAmerica.  477 pp.  Served as chief justice of the state Supreme Court, and declared the governor’s imposition of martial law unconstitutional during the 1920s mine wars.

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