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The Blackwater Chronicle
by PHILIP P. KENNEDY
edited by Timothy Sweet
West Virginia University Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-937058-65-7 | Paper: 978-0-937058-66-4 | eISBN: 978-1-935978-34-3
Library of Congress Classification F247.T8K4 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 917.5485

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

West Virginia University English Professor Timothy Sweet edited the second volume in our West Virginia and Appalachia series. The Blackwater Chronicle by Philip Pendleton Kennedy was originally published in 1853, but this wilderness travelogue about the exploration of Canaan Valley has appeal far beyond that time and region. In fact, it was originally published in New York and London, and even in a German edition. This often humorous and always fascinating story, told by Kennedy about the journey he and his colleagues took into yet unexplored territory, will make the reader long for days when there was still wilderness on this continent. It will also be of interest to the outdoorsman and should be viewed as an environmental cautionary tale.


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