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The Memorialists: An Antebellum History of Alleghany, Craig, and Monroe Counties of Western Virginia 1812-60

By: David Scott Turk

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: T0687

ISBN: 0788406876

Condition: 186 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 186 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Alleghany, Craig, and Monroe Counties are located northwest of Roanoke, Virginia, and Monroe County is now part of West Virginia. As the title suggests, this book is a study of life in this region in the decades before the Civil War. It reveals "a fascinating time of carriages, turnpikes, temperance societies and political awakening. To understand the American Civil War, a good study of what caused it is required. Actually, western Virginia started to break away from the eastern portion of the state a lot earlier than the 1850s. The internal rift over the building of turnpikes, canals and ... View more info