American History Books by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr.

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THE BEAR GRASS    . A History .

*  Addendum to the section in THE BEAR GRASS on the Fincastle to Cumberland Gap Turnpike

The idea of "regional history" leads directly to the unspoken thesis of this book, and that is that there is, in fact, a region. This region has been arbitrarily broken up into states and counties and histories have been written about these largely historically inappropriate entities. Only one regional history has been written, and that was published in 1903 and ended its regional narrative with the year 1786 (History of Southwest Virginia and Washington County by Lewis P. Summers). The region in question roughly includes the territory defined by lines drawn from Abington, Virginia to Elizabethton to Rogersville to Cumberland Gap to Pound Gap and back to Abington. It was recognized as a unit by the pioneers, and by the Boom Era industrial developers, and is so today by its residents.



The Bear Grass
*A History*

The idea of regional history leads directly to the unspoken thesis of this book.  Read more ...

The Forts of the Holston Militia

The story of the southwest Virginia warfare told as never before!  Locations of 37 of the forts ... more

The Great Warrior's Path

Daniel Boone, Thomas Walker and Claudius Crozet linked with the GREAT ROAD ... more

The story of the most successful and yet, the most dreaded of the Cherokee war leaders ... read more

Black Mountain Mother of Today
Indians, feuds, bush-wackings, buffalo, Civil War murders ... read more

Appalachia Anthology

A collection of short stories about the Town of Appalachia ... read more

  Elk Garden
Written by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr., and Edgar A. Howard, Elk Garden is a profoundly interesting place.  Roughly only about a half a dozen miles across, this limestone cove to the north of Clinch Mountain in Russell County, Virginia, is special to American History in several ways. 
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Johannes Flinner
Written by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr., and Edgar A. Howard.  We know of no other biography of this man, who figured large in the opening of the Wars of the Reformation ... read more  SPECIAL DOWNLOAD!


Old World exploration and settlement, evolution of American land title law, preindustrial era industry, Civil War, premodern chemical industry, modern chemical industry, and environmental law Saltville brandishes it all.  Read Campbell's Choice online.