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Southside Virginia Chronicles

Author: John Caknipe Jr.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625850212
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Virginia's Southside and Piedmont regions have produced some of the finest religious, educational and community leaders in the Old Dominion. Lewis Burwell was a founding father of the commonwealth who served in the House of Burgesses. John Ravenscroft was an early behemoth of regional religious thought known for his passionate promotion of the Episcopal Church and its teachings. The region's history is rich beyond its leaders as well. From early mining operations to the formation of the Christianville Academy to the impact of the Civil War, Southside Virginia is not exempt from the commonwealth's storied past. Join author, historian and local columnist John Caknipe as he compiles his most fascinating columns for the first time to regale readers with Southside Virginia's historic heroes, overlooked history and more.

Southside Virginia

Author: Herman Melton
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596291379
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A rich, fascinating history permeates Southside Virginia, a grouping of seven picturesque counties nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this compelling new book, author and historian Herman Melton offers a collection of historical vignettes that explore past of this beautiful Virginian landscape, revealing an exciting array of intriguing characters and fascinating stories. As Melton delves into the world of Southside Virginia's inhabitants, we meet Carson Davenport, an artist who paints a mural as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's relief program for unemployed artists during the Great Depression. We learn about the workings of a gristmill, an essential element of the region's economy, built by Thomas Jefferson's uncle, George, in the year Pittsylvania County was founded. On a more sinister side, Melton also exposes the saga of a Civilian Conservation Corp camp that was converted into a prisoner of war camp for World War II German naval personnel. Southside Virginia's long history is at once dark and dazzling. From the suffocating blanket of slavery to the welcome changes of the Industrial Revolution, this area east of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers a story that spans the gamut of the American experience. Using precise details and beautiful illustrations, Herman Melton weaves a story that will strike a chord with Southside residents both old and new.

Blue Ridge Chronicles

Author: Rex Bowman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625843488
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Many of the highlanders in Virginia's western mountains live in small communities with names such as Stonebruise, Novelty, and Wangle Junction, and here their stories are chronicled by one of their own, Floyd County native and Pulitzer-nominated journalist Rex Bowman, roving reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Colorful characters abound, from folks in Independence who have a decades-old tradition of racing outhouses, to the brawlers in St. Paul who once gave the town a reputation for world-class wickedness, to the purveyors of Roanoke's Texas Tavern who have never in seventy years put ketchup on their hamburgers. Blue Ridge Chronicles is a delightful look at how the lively have lived in Southwest Virginia's backcountry.

Hollowing Out The Middle

Author: Patrick J. Carr
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807042390
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In 2001, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, sociologists Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas moved to Iowa to understand the rural brain drain and the exodus of young people from America’s countryside. They met and followed working-class “stayers”; ambitious and college-bound “achievers”; “seekers,” who head off to war to see what the world beyond offers; and “returners,” who eventually circle back to their hometowns. What surprised them most was that adults in the community were playing a pivotal part in the town’s decline by pushing the best and brightest young people to leave. In a timely, new afterword, Carr and Kefalas address the question “so what can be done to save our communities?” They profile the efforts of dedicated community leaders actively resisting the hollowing out of Middle America. These individuals have creatively engaged small town youth—stayers and returners, seekers and achievers—and have implemented a variety of programs to combat the rural brain drain. These stories of civic engagement will certainly inspire and encourage readers struggling to defend their communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.