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West Virginia - A Film History


West Virginia Film HistoryWest Virginia: A Film History, the classic video history that first premiered on the West Virginia Public Broadcasting television network, is now available as a 2-DVD set. West Virginia; a Film History, is a rich and compelling narrative telling the unforgettable story of America's Mountain State from prehistory to the recent past.




"The sun does not always shine in West Virginia, but the people always do."

John F. Kennedy


West Virginia, the classic film history, first premiered on the West Virginia Public Broadcasting television network and on public television stations throughout the country.


It is an unparalleled saga which reveals the enduring strength and courage of a people who have faced some of America's greatest challenges — clashes between settlers and Native Americans, the Civil War split from Virginia, the Hatfield and McCoy feud, the drama of the coal and lumber camps, modern labor struggles, and the social crises leading to the 1960s War on Poverty.


Narrated by Richard Thomas, West Virginia: A Film History weaves historic photographs and motion picture footage, quotes from letters and diaries, first-person interviews, and live cinematography into a rich and compelling narrative enhanced by a haunting musical score.


Running Time - Approximately 6½ hours

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Sells for $29.95


We are pleased to offer West Virginia: A Film History at a special quantity discount of $23 per copy for orders of ten or more. Call 304.346.8500 to place your order.



West Virginia Encyclopedia

west virginia encylopediaThe West Virginia Encyclopedia, published by the West Virginia Humanities Council, is now in its second printing. Working under the slogan, "All there is to know about West Virginia," the editors packed 2,200 articles into the pages of this big book. These articles are the work of nearly 600 writers, experts in fields ranging from archeology, biography, history and literature to folklore, culture, and the arts and sciences.


The West Virginia Encyclopedia

944 pages • 8 1/2" x 11" • 417 b/w illustrations

Full-color jacket and end leaf • Hardbound • $44.95

Fully indexed • Edited by Ken Sullivan


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Discounts available for quantities of 10 or more!

Orders of 10 or more copies of The West Virginia Encyclopedia will receive a 25% discount when purchased through the Humanities Council office.

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The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the state's first comprehensive, one-volume reference book in many decades. The contents are arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced for easy access. Both entertaining and authoritative, The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the place to learn more about West Virginia.


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