West Virginia: The Road to Statehood

Here’s a nice documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting on the creation of West Virginia as a state during the Civil War.

The video’s description reads, “This documentary brings to life the issues, differences and disagreements that divided the Commonwealth of Virginia, turning families and neighbors against one another throughout what is now West Virginia.”

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One comment

  1. Very nice.

    I appreciate these ‘micro-histories’ that pack a topic’s pertinent information into a 30-minute video or, say, a chapter in a Gary Gallagher-edited book.

    Plus, I learned the correct pronunciation of some pesky West Virginia place names 😉

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