Monday, March 18, 2019

New Book: The Captives of Abb's Valley: Revised and Annotated

The Captive's of Abb's Valley: Revised and Annotated is now available through Amazon. Click here to order. For a limited time, the Kindle Edition is available for just 99 cents!

From the back cover: 

Originally published in 1854 by a Presbyterian minister from West Virginia, The Captives of Abb's Valley relates the harrowing and tragic tale of James Moore Brown's mother, Mary Moore--the murders of her parents and siblings, her kidnapping and exile, and her heroic rescue.

The purpose for this edition is to re-introduce this artifact of West Virginia's history to the modern reader as one of the few books written by a nineteenth-century Presbyterian minister from West Virginia, and to “resurrect” the history, context, and culture of the early Presbyterian pioneers, thus making the history of Presbyterianism "come alive" in the mind of the modern reader.

This edition was revised and annotated as a companion to the book Presbyterianism in West Virginia: A History. (Coming out in May if all goes according to plan!) It includes a biographical sketch of the author as well as historical, geographical, and cultural notes throughout the text. The grammar and mechanics have been significantly improved while retaining the author's original nineteenth-century style.

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