The resources shown below are an example of
the various types available; they are not an inclusive collection.
This section will be filled out as the project progresses and local
communities add their related resources. The bibliography is divided
into sections to show the various types of books and videos that are
now available and which could be developed in the future. This
bibliography should also be seen as an example of the works that
might come out of the interest generated by the designation of a
National Heritage Area.
of Tour Information
Driving Tour Guide Historic Districts and Properties of Berkeley County [West Virginia] is a driving
tour guide from the Berkeley County Landmarks Commission listing
thirteen mid-eighteenth century buildings or land grants.
Bibliography of Site Specific Material
Loudoun: Washington's Fort in Virginia; by Norman L. Baker; The French and Indian War
Foundation, Winchester, Va., 2006. This ninety page booklet is a
good example of a work detailing the history of a local historic
site. It is complete with maps, drawings (some contemporary),
current photographs, an interpreted aerial photo and a wonderful
artists conception based on descriptions. It also has numerous
footnotes and a bibliography.
Hampshire County Crisis: April 1756;
by Terry Gruber; The Fort Edwards
Foundation, Capon Bridge, WV, 1999. Short, well researched
monograph about one of the most terrible months of French and Indian
attacks on the Virginia frontier in Hampshire
County. Copies available from The Fort Edwards
Foundation - www.FortEdwards.org.
Bibliography of the Local Area History
Frontier Forts Along the Potomac and Its
Tributaries; by William Ansel. A well documented
reference to colonial Virginia frontier forts. The work does have
some mistakes as certain types of records were not researched and
this subject is a very difficult one for which to get contemporary,
authoritative information on. No other work covers the forts of the
Potomac highlands as extensively.
Kegley's Virginia Frontier: The Beginning of the
Southwest, The Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783; by F. B.
Kegley; The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke,
Va., 1938. This large volume has over thirty maps (many fold-out)
some drawn especially for this book and over sixty illustrations. It
is a detailed history of southwestern Virginia in the mid-eighteenth
century and tells the story of the settlers, the land companies and
the events that shaped this region. . There are many listings of
land transactions, soldier enlistments and other statistics that
present the names of people who settled the region.
Waddell's Annals of Augusta County,
Virginia from 1726 TO 1871 (Second ed.) ; by J. A.
Waddell; Electronic edition by
Rockwood, TN: EagleRidge Technologies. (Original work second ed.
published 1902) available from:
Bibliography of the General Area's History and
The French and Indian
War in Frederick County, Virginia With the Forts of the French
and Indian War on the Northwestern Frontier; by
Norman Baker; Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. This
book contains a very good, concise123 page narrative about the war
on the Virginia frontier and also what is probably the most complete
listing of forts on the Virginia frontier. It covers all types of
forts in the region of the proposed Heritage Area.
George Washington and the Virginia
ed. by Warren R. Hofstra; Madison House Publishers, Madison, WI,
1998. This is a new book which deals in depth with the area of
Hampshire County in Washington's day and his effect on it and its
effect on him. There are two chapters of special interest: one on
Washington the surveyor and the other on Washington's experience as
Commander of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War.
Both chapters give a scholarly perspective on this important time in
For King and Country; George
Washington, The Early Years; by Thomas A. Lewis; John Wiley
& Sons, Inc. New York, 1993. A very good in depth look at George
Washington's years on the frontier base very closely on original
documents; has good insights into the relationship between the
French, the English and the Native Americans. Covers the time from
his arrival on the frontier as a surveyor through the trip to the
French on the Ohio in the winter of 1753-54 and the Fort Necessity
campaign and his time as commander of the Virginia Regiment until
his retirement from military duties to become a Virginia planter and
his marriage to the richest widow in the colony.
Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series; ed. By W.W. Abbott;
University of Virginia Press vols. 1-6, Charlottesville, VA, 1983.
The most authoritative collection of George Washington's papers with
many footnotes that give information on the people and places
mentioned. Volumes 1-6 cover the journal of his surveying and the
letters he wrote (and some he received) while commanding the
Virginia Regiment on the frontier.
West From Shenandoah: A Scotch-Irish Family Fights for America,
1729-1781; by Thomas A. Lewis; John
Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 2004. An exciting look at the
westward migration of the largest ethnic group on the colonial
American frontier, the Scotch-Irish. Pressured to emigrate from
their European homeland, they came to the western part of the Colony
of Virginia and played a pivotal role in the expansion of the
western frontier and the conflicts that expansion brought. Their
fiercely independent spirit and self sufficiency and distrust of
government were important in preparing colonial Americans for the
of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North
America, 1754-1756; by
Fred Anderson; Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2001. This is currently
the definitive work on the French and Indian War which was part of
the larger Seven Years War. Anderson shows how important it was in
the development of the spirit of independence among American
colonists. He traces many ways in which it changed both the minds
and the situation of the colonists in such a way that they began to
question their loyalty to a king far across the ocean who seem not
to know their needs or rights. The book is heavily footnoted with
both sources and with insights into the people and situations of the
Peepers & Highlanders: An Appalachian Mountain Ecology; by
George Constantz; West Virginia University Press, Morgantown, W.Va.,
2004. This book is a result of the author's "applying the theory of
natural selection to interpret the lives of organisms" in the region
of our country that "hosts more species of deciduous trees,
salamanders, darters, and shrews that any region of North America."
However, the detailed explanations of the changes in organisms
reveals the complex beauty of each species and emphasizes the
wonderful relationships in nature. The author's engaging style makes
for exciting reading and prompts the reader to reflect not only on
the development of the Appalachian regions flora and fauna, but also
on its future.
Washington and Winchester, Virginia 1748-1758: A Decade of
Preparation for Responsibilities to Come (Vol. VIII,
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Papers), Garland S. Quarles,
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, Winchester, Va.,
the River; by James
Alexander Thom. This was a national best seller and is available in
various formats. It is based on the story of the captivity of Mary
Ingles at the start of the French and Indian War and her courageous
escape and arduous journey back home along the New River. The
difficulty of her trek back home is emphasized by the incredulous
response of her captives when they heard of her return to her
family. It is a good example of a work that highlights a local
legendary figure and her wartime experience.
George Washington's First War; ed.
by Tom Wilson; Paladin Communications, 2003. This video is the second in a series that began
with When the Forest Ran Red. The first was about George Washington and Braddock's
defeat. This second volume covers the fight along the Virginia
Frontier and the campaign to take Fort Duquesne by Gen. John Forbes.
Narration is provided by F&I experts Fred Andreson, Stephen
Bromwell and John Mohawk.