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The NBA recently announced that it was moving its 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina in protest of a state law requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates. With that decision, the NBA joined several organizations and corporations that have taken action in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Opponents of the law have called for boycotts of the state, urging people not to travel to North Carolina for business or pleasure. And the federal government has threatened to withhold roughly $4.8 billion in federal grants and contracts. 

Asheville & Western North Carolina Bibliography

This is a listing of books about Asheville and Western North Carolina. Please feel free to suggest additions or changes to the author:

[Southern railway company] [from old catalog]. The Land of the Sky, Western North Carolina. [New York,: American bank note co., 1914.

Adallis, Dio. Thirtieth Anniversary Historical Brochure of Asheville Greek-American Community. [Asheville? N.C.,, 1935.

Allen, Martha Norburn. Asheville and the Land of the Sky. Rev. and enl. ed. Charlotte,: Heritage House, 1960.

Allen, W. C. North Carolina History Stories. Richmond,: B.F. Johnson publishing company, 1901.

American agricultural and mineral land company. [from old catalog]. Letters and Reports on Western North Carolina. New York,: G. E. Sears, stationer and printer, 1868.

American institute of electrical engineers. [from old catalog]. Papers to Be Presented at 22d… Convention… Asheville, N.C., June, 1905. [n.p.], 1905.

Arnold, L. M., Anna Addams McDonald, and Robert Thomas Newcomb. History of the Origin of All Things, Given by the Lord Thy God through His Holy Medium, L. M. Arnold, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1851. 2 vols. Asheville, N.C.: Biltmore Press, 1936.

Arthur, John Preston. Western North Carolina; a History, 1730-1913. Spartanburg, S.C.,: Reprint Co., 1973.

Arthur, John Preston, and National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of North Carolina. Edward Buncombe Chapter Asheville. Western North Carolina; a History (1730-1913). Raleigh, N.C.,: Edwards & Broughton printing company, 1914.

Ashe, W. W. The Possibilities of a Maple Sugar Industry in Western North Carolina. Winston: M. I. and J. C. Stewart, public printers and binders, 1897.

Asheville N.C. Board of trade. [from old catalog]. Asheville, North Carolina, America’s Beauty Spot. Asheville,: Hackney & Moale co., 1915.

Association of State Floodplain Managers. Conference (14th : 1990 : Asheville N.C.). Challenges Ahead : Flood Loss Reduction Strategies for the 90’s : Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, June 11-15, 1990, Asheville, North Carolina. Boulder, CO

Madison, WI: Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, Institute of Behavioral Science

Association of State Floodplain Managers, 1991.

Bailey, Evelyn Hope. Parkway Playhouse : History of a Western North Carolina Summer Theatre. [Burnsville, N.C.]: E.H. Bailey, 1999.

Ballard, B. Vincent. Tatham Narrative, 1735-1983 : The Tatham Family of South-West Virginia and Western North Carolina. [Cary, N.C.]: B.V. Ballard, 1987.

Ballew, Bill. Baseball in Asheville. Images of Baseball. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.

—. A History of Professional Baseball in Asheville. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.

Barlowe, Texie Horton. The Hortons of Western North Carolina. [Lenoir, N.C.: T.H. Barlowe, 1934.

Barnes, Judy. Coasting the Mountains : A Guide to Western North Carolina. Gretna: Pelican Pub., 2001.

Barnett, John C., and Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress). Circular to the Freedmen of Western North Carolina and Adjoining Districts of South Carolina. [Charlotte, N.C.: Freedmen’s Bureau, 1865.

Bartlett, Richard A. Troubled Waters : Champion International and the Pigeon River Controversy. Outdoor Tennessee Series. 1st ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.

Battle, Kemp P. The Lord Proprietors of Carolina. [Raleigh,: E.M. Uzzell & Co., printers, 1904.

Bayley, William Shirley. Deposits of Brown Iron Ores (Brown Hematite) in Western North Carolina. Raleigh,: Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1925.

Bayley, William S. Magnetic Iron Ores of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Nashville,, 1923.

Bayley, William Shirley, and Tennessee. Division of Geology. Magnetic Iron Ores of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. [Chapel Hill]: North Carolina Geological and economic survey, 1923.

Bell, Lisa, Lynda McDaniel, and Tim Barnwell. Asheville, a View from the Top. 1st ed. Montgomery, Ala.: Community Communications, 1996.

Bennett, David Parker. “A Study in Fiddle Tunes from Western North Carolina.” Thesis (M A ). University of North Carolina., 1940.

Berkowitz, Steven J. On-Site Wastewater Treatment Problems and Alternatives for Western North Carolina. [Raleigh, N.C.]: Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina, 1981.

Beverley, Robert. The Western North Carolina Almanac and Book of Lists. 1st ed. Franklin, N.C.: Sanctuary Press, 1991.

—. The Western North Carolina Almanac and Book of Lists. 2nd ed. Franklin, N.C.: Sanctuary Press, 1993.

Bishir, Catherine W., Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin. A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

Black, David R., and James Sumner. Historic Architectural Resources of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville, N.C.

Raleigh, N.C.: City of Asheville ;

Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, 1979.

Blackmun, Ora. Western North Carolina, Its Mountains and Its People to 1880. Boone, N.C.: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1977.

Block, Frank E. “Dalton Family of Western Nc.” 2006. Frank E. Block.

—. Johnson, Dalton, Staton of Western North Carolina : Working Paper with Some Account of Arledge, Blackwell, Boone, Capps, Corn, Henderson, Holbert, Lankford, Stover, Walker, and Other Families of Western North Carolina. Atlanta, GA (32 Pointe Terrace, Atlanta 30339): F.E. Block, 1989.

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (Asheville N.C.). Road Bike Asheville, North Carolina : Favorite Rides of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club. Almond, N.C.: WMC Pub., 1997.

Boyd, Brian. Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians : A Viewer’s Guide to 40 Waterfalls of Northern Georgia, Western North Carolina & Western South Carolina. Conyers, GA: Ferncreek Press, 1990.

Boyd, William Kenneth, and Joseph Grégoire de Roulhac Hamilton. A Syllabus of North Carolina History, 1584-1876. Durham, N.C.,: The Seeman printery, 1913.

Brettell, Caroline. Constructing Borders/Crossing Boundaries : Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.

Brookshire, William F. Genealogy: De[S]Cendants of Joel and Nancy Brookshire, Western North Carolina. Lenoir, N.C.,: Smith Print. Co., 1969.

Browder, Nathaniel C. The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After : Notes for a History of the People Who Settled Western North Carolina. Hayesville, NC: Browder, 1973.

Brown, W. Vance. A Plan for the General Property Tax as Advocated by the Asheville Board of Trade. [n.p.], 1916.

Brunk, Robert S. May We All Remember Well : A Journal of the History & Culture of Western North Carolina. Ashville, N.C.: Robert S. Brunk Auction Services, Inc., 2001.

Bumgarner, George William, and James Elwood Carroll. The Flowering of Methodism in Western North Carolina. An American Methodist bicentennial ed. Charlotte, N.C.: Commission on Archives and History of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1984.

Buncombe County bar Asheville N.C. [from old catalog], and John P. Arthur. Proceedings of the Bar of Asheville, July 28, 1902, Upon the Death of Honorable Thomas Dillard Johnston; Being the Resolutions Adopted and the Memorial Address. [Asheville? N.C.,, 1902.

Buttitta, Tony. After the Good Gay Times; Asheville, Summer of ’35, a Season with F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York,: Viking Press, 1974.

Camp, Cordelia. Fifty Years of Pioneering in Education : And Some Outstanding Personalities of the Period in Western North Carolina. Asheville, N.C.: A. S. McMillan, 1974.

Campbell, Robert F. Mission Work among the Mountain Whites in Asheville Presbytery, N.C. [n.p.], 1899.

Carter, Ted. Ted Carter’s Vest Pocket History of Asheville and Western North Carolina : For Tar Heels, Originals or Retreads. 2 vols. [s.l.]: T. Carter, 1978.

Caudle, Virginia, and United Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference. Albemarle District. The History of Peachland United Methodist Church, 1880-1994 : Albemarle District, Western North Carolina Conference, the United Methodist Church. Peachland, N.C.: The Church, 1995.

Chait, William, and Ruth Warneke. A Survey of the Public Libraries of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina. Chicago,: American Library Association, 1965.

Chapman, Reid, and Deborah Miles. Asheville and Western North Carolina in World War II. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2006.

Chase, Nan K. Asheville : A History. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2007.

Chase, Richard, Herbert Halpert, and Berkeley Williams. The Jack Tales. [Boston]: Houghton Mifflin, 1943.

—. The Jack Tales. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Chen, David Y. The Seasonal Tourist Accommodation Industry in Western North Carolina : A Report to Resort Owner/Operators. Greensboro, N.C.: The University, 1976.

Chen, David Y., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University., and United States. Cooperative State Research Service. A Factor Analysis on Perceived Quality of Life in Western North Carolina. Greensboro, N.C.: The University, 1978.

Clark, Elmer Talmage, and Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference. Methodism in Western North Carolina. [s.l.]: Western North Carolina Conference, Methodist Church, 1966.

Coker, Robert Ervin. New Genus of Darter from Western North Carolina. Washington,: Govt. print. off., 1926.

Collier, Robert. The Asheville Stake Story : One Hundred Fifty Years Growth O. Franklin, NC: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1997.

Colton, Henry E. Mountain Scenery. The Scenery of the Mountains of Western North Carolina and Northwestern South Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.,

Philadelphia,: W.L. Pomeroy;

Hayes & Zell, 1859.

Compton, Stephen C. Early Tourism in Western North Carolina. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.

Cooper, Susan Fenimore. William West Skiles; a Sketch of Missionary Life at Valle Crucis in Western North Carolina, 1842-1862. New York,: J. Pott & co., 1890.

Cornelius, Wayne L., and North Carolina. Ambient Monitoring Section. Air Quality in Western North Carolina and Surrounding Areas : Recent Annual Trends. [Raleigh, N.C.]: Ambient Monitoring Section, North Carolina Division of Air Quality, 1999.

Craine, Lloyd Bascombe. The First of the Roberts and Crane Families Who Settled in Western North Carolina and Some of Their Descendants. [St. Paul], 1955.

Creecy, Richard Benbury. Grandfather’s Tales of North Carolina History. Raleigh,: Edwards & Broughton, Printers, 1901.

—. Grandfather’s Tales of North Carolina History. North Carolina Heritage Series,. [Spartanburg, S.C.,: Reprint Co., 1965.

Crow, Jeffrey J., and Larry E. Tise. Writing North Carolina History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979.

Deweese, Charles W. The Power of Freedom : First Baptist Church, Asheville, North Carolina, 1829-1997. Franklin, Tenn.: Providence House, 1997.

Dodson, John Dudley, E. C. Pasour, and R. C. Wells. An Economic Adjustment Study of Dairy Farms in Western North Carolina. Economics Information Report. Raleigh,: Dept. of Economics, North Carolina State University, 1971.

Dugger, Shepherd Monroe. The Balsam Groves of the Grandfather Mountain; a Tale of the Western North Carolina Mountains, Together with Information Relating to the Section and Its Hotels, Also a Vocabulary of Indian Names and a List of Altitudes of Important Mountains, Etc. Banner Elk [N.C.]: S.M. Dugger, 1907.

Easterby, James Harold. The Study of North Carolina History. Columbia.: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1951.

Eggleston. Asheville and Vicinity, a Handbook of Information. Atlanta,: Franklin print. & pub. co., 1897.

Ellison, George. Mountain Passages : Natural and Cultural History of Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2005.

Eubanks, Georgann, and Donna Campbell. Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains : A Guidebook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Ferrell, Mallory Hope. Tweetsie Country : The East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad. 1st ed. Boulder, Colo.: Pruett Pub. Co., 1976.

Fields, Jay, and Brad Campbell. The Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina. Asheville, N.C.: HandMade in America, 1996.

Finley, William W. The Development of Western North Carolina. [n.p.], 1911.

Fitts, William Thrower. A History of Central Methodist Church, Asheville, North Carolina, 1837-1967. Asheville, N.C., 1968.

Fowler, T. M., and Charles Hart Litho. Asheville, Buncombe Co. N.C. 1912. Passaic, N.J.,, 1912.

Garren, Terrell T. Mountain Myth : Unionism in Western North Carolina. Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., Publishers, 2006.

—. The Secret of War : A Dramatic History of Civil War Crime in Western North Carolina. original ed. Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., 2004.

Gatchell, Horatio P. Western North Carolina ; Its Agricultural Resources, Mineral Wealth, Climate, Salubrity and Scenery. Milwaukee,, 1870.

Gatchell, H. P., and Edwin A. Gatchell. Western North Carolina; Its Resources, Climate, Scenery and Salubrity. New York,: A. L. Chatterton, 1885.

Gleitsmann, W. Western North Carolina as a Health Resort. Baltimore,: Sherwood & co., 1876.

Gleitsmann, William, and YA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress). Mountain Sanitarium for Pulmonary Diseases, Asheville, North Carolina. [Baltimore: W. Gleitsmann, 1875.

Goodloe, Daniel R. The North Carolina and Georgia Boundary. [Raleigh,: E.M. Uzzell & Co., printers, 1904.

Graham, Robert Lee, and Lois Parker Graham. The Keeper of the Parks : Parker Family of Western North Carolina. Morganton, N.C.: R. L. and L.P. Graham, 2007.

Gravatt, Andrea R. The Asheville Alphabet Book. Alexander, NC: WorldComm, 1995.

Gray, Idyl Dial, and Carolina Souvenir Booklet Association. Azure-Lure, a Romance of the Mountains; Souvenir of Asheville and Western North Carolina. Library ed. Asheville, N.C.: Advocate Publishing Co., 1924.

Green, Irv, and Andrea Gross. Handcrafted in the Blue Ridge : Discovering the Crafts, Artisans, and Studios of Western North Carolina. 1st ed. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1997.

Greenberg, Sue, and Jan Kahn. Asheville : A Postcard History. Images of America. Dover, N.H.: Arcadia, 1997.

Griffin, Clarence W. Western North Carolina Sketches. Forest City, N.C.,: The Forest City courier, 1941.

Hagebak, Hawk. Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians : Asheville, Nc, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Nc Highcountry. Almond, NC: Milestone Press, 2002.

—. Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians : North Georgia, Western North Carolina, East Tennessee. Almond, NC: Milestone Press, 2001.

Hammond, Mary Ellen, and Jim Parham. Natural Adventures in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. Almond, NC: Milestone Press, 1999.

Harshaw, Lou. Asheville. Asheville, NC: Bright Mountain Books, 1980.

—. Asheville : Mountain Majesty. Fairview, N.C.: Bright Mountain Books, 2007.

Helper, Hinton A. [Western North Carolina … ]. [New York,, 1886.

—. Western North Carolina : Nature’s Trundle-Bed of Recuperation for Tourist and Health-Seeker. New York: South Pub., 1886.

Highsmith, William Edward. The University of North Carolina at Asheville : The First Sixty Years. [Asheville, N.C.]: University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1991.

Holmes, J. S., and United States. Forest Service. Forest Conditions in Western North Carolina. Raleigh,: Edwards & Broughton printing company, 1911.

Horton, James H., et al. Our Mountain Heritage : Essays on the Natural and Cultural History of Western North Carolina. [Cullowhee? N.C.]: North Carolina Humanities Committee, Western Carolina University, 1979.

Hughson, Walter. The Church’s Mission to the Mountaineers of the South. Hartford, Conn.,: Church missions publishing company, 1908.

Hunter, Charles E., Lewis J. Hash, and North Carolina. Division of Mineral Resources. Halloysite Deposits of Western North Carolina. [Raleigh], 1949.

Hunter, C. L. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical. Raleigh,: The Raleigh news steam job print, 1877.

—. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical; Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, and Adjoining Counties, Accompanied with Miscellaneous Information. Baltimore,: Regional Pub. Co., 1970.

Ingram, C. Denise, Patrick B. Durst, and Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville N.C.). Marketing Nature-Oriented Tourism for Rural Development and Wildlands Management in Developing Countries : A Bibliography. Asheville, N.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, 1987.

Inscoe, John C. Mountain Masters, Slavery, and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina. 1st ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.

Inscoe, John C., and Gordon B. McKinney. The Heart of Confederate Appalachia : Western North Carolina in the Civil War. Civil War America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Jenkins, Mark. Historical Sketch of Calvary Episcopal Church : Organized 1857, Built 1859, Fletcher, North Carolina, Diocese of Western North Carolina. Fletcher, N.C.: The Parish, 1959.

John F. Blair Publisher. Boogers and Boo-Daddies : The Best of Blair’s Ghost Stories. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, Publisher, 2004.

Jones, H. G. North Carolina History : An Annotated Bibliography. Bibliographies of the States of the United States,. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Jones, H. G., and North Carolina. State Dept. of Archives and History. For History’s Sake; the Preservation and Publication of North Carolina History, 1663-1903. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1966.

Junior League of Asheville. Mountain Elegance : A Collection of Favorite Recipes. Asheville, NC: Bright Mountain Books, 1991.

Katz, Edward J. The Modern World. The Asheville Reader. Asheville, N.C.: Pegasus Press, 1999.

Kautz, Jim. Footprints across the South : Bartram’s Trail Revisited. Kennesaw, GA: Kennesaw State University Press, 2006.

Kelsey, S. T. The Blue Ridge Highlands in Western North Carolina. Greenville, S.C.,: Daily news press, 1876.

Kelsey, S. T., and C. C. Hutchinson. The Blue Ridge Highlands of Western North Carolina. [Atlanta,: J. P. Harrison & co.], 1878.

Kenilworth inn Asheville N. C. [from old catalog]. Kenilworth Inn, Biltmore, Asheville, N. C. [Philadelphia,, 1898.

Langley, Joan, and Wright Langley. Yesterday’s Asheville. Miami: E. A. Seemann Pub., 1975.

Lawler, Jerry, and Doug Asheville. It’s Good to Be the King– Sometimes. New York: Pocket Books, 2002.

Lee, George Winthrop, Stone & Webster., and YA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress). The Library and the Business Man. [Boston,: Stone & Webster, 1907.

Lefler, Hugh Talmage. A Guide to the Study and Reading of North Carolina History. 3d ed. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1969.

—. A Guide to the Study and Reading of North Carolina History. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1955.

—. North Carolina History Told by Contemporaries. [4th ed. Chapel Hill,: University of North Carolina Press, 1965.

—. North Carolina History Told by Contemporaries. [2d ed. Chapel Hill,: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1948.

Levin, Rob. Asheville : A Photographic Portrait. Atlanta, Ga.: Riverbend Books, 2007.

Lewis, Joseph Volney. Corundum and the Basic Magnesian Rocks of Western North Carolina. Winston,: M.I. & J.C. Stewart, public printers, 1896.

Limbert, Paul M. First Congregational United Church of Christ, Asheville, North Carolina : A History. Tryon, N.C.: M.A. Religious Designs, 1984.

Lindsey, Thomas H. Lindsey’s Guide to Western North Carolina. Asheville,: The Randolph-Kerr printing co., 1890.

Lombard, Frances Baumgarner. From the Hills of Home in Western North Carolina. [United States: s.n.

Lord, William George. The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide. Asheville, N.C.,: Stephens Press, 1959.

—. Blue Ridge Parkway Guide. 4 vols. New York: Eastern Acorn Press, 1982.

Love, Robert Abner. General Thomas Love of Western North Carolina. 2d ed. [St. Petersburg? Fla.,.

MacRae, James C. The Highland-Scotch Settlement in North Carolina. [Raleigh,: E.M. Uzzell & Co., printers, 1905.

Mathews, Jane Gianvito, Richard A. Mathews, and Charles A. Birnbaum. The Manor and Cottages, Albemarle Park, Asheville, North Carolina : A Historic Planned Residential Community. 1st ed. Asheville, N.C.: Albemarle Park-Manor Grounds Association, 1991.

McCoy, George William. Battle of Asheville. [Asheville, N.C.,: Buncombe County Confederate Centennial Committee, 1964.

McDaniel, Douglas Stuart. Asheville. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.

McKelway, Alexander Jeffrey. The Scotch-Irish of North Carolina. [Raleigh,: W.S. Sherman, printer, 1905.

Mead, Martha Elizabeth Norburn. Asheville, in Land of the Sky. Richmond, Va.,: The Dietz press, 1942.

Miller, Georgia Ingram. Ingram, Street, and Allied Families of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Westminster, MD: Village Print., 2003.

Moseley-Edington, Helen. Angels Unaware : Asheville Women of Color. Asheville, NC: Home Press, 1996.

Mosseller, Lillian Mills. The Red Coats of the Blue Ridge : A Saga of the Mills Family and Early Settlement of Western North Carolina and Upper South Carolina. 1st ed. [Tryon, N.C.?]: Fulton Publications, 1981.

Murrill, William A. Boleti from Western North Carolina. New York: New York Botanical Garden, 1908.

Namco Publishing Company. City of Asheville-Buncombe County, North Carolina. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,, 1972.

Neufeld, Rob. A Popular History of Western North Carolina : Mountains, Heroes, and Hootnoggers. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.

Newnan, Georgia. Asheville, N. C., Piedmont Directory Company (Incorporated). [n.p.].

Nixon, Joseph R. The German Settlers in Lincoln County and Western North Carolina.

Norris, Don. Abraham Enloe of Western North Carolina. New York, NY: Vantage Press, Inc., 2008.

North Carolina Board of Higher Education. Report on Proposal of University of North Carolina to Add Campuses at Asheville and Wilmington. [Raleigh], 1969.

North Carolina. Bureau of Employment Security Research., Alton W. Wells, and Larry Patterson. Labor Supply and Demand in the Asheville Smsa for 1978 : A Supplement to Labor Supply and Demand in North Carolina for 1978. [Raleigh]: Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, 1978.

North Carolina. Dept. of Water Resources., et al. Water Resource Problems and Priorities in the Appalachian Region Counties in North Carolina. A Paper for Presentation by General James R. Townsend [Chairman] at the First Meeting: Water Development Coordinating Committee for Appalachia, Asheville, North Carolina, September 20-21, 1965. Raleigh,, 1965.

North Carolina. Division of Air Quality. Governors’ Summit on Mountain Air Quality : Asheville, North Carolina, April 6-7, 1999. [Raleigh, N.C.]: The Division, 2000.

North Carolina. State Geologist. Report of the Geological Survey of North Carolina. Vol. I. Physical Geography, Resumé, Economical Geology. Raleigh,: J. Turner, State printer and binder, 1875.

North Carolina. State Highway Commission. Planning and Research Dept., and United States. Bureau of Public Roads. External Origin & Destination Survey, 1967: Asheville, North Carolina. [Raleigh,, 1967.

O’Brien, Dawn. North Carolina’s Historic Restaurants and Their Recipes. 4th rev. ed. Winston-Salem, N.C.: J.F. Blair, 2004.

Olevnik, Peter. Look Homeward Asheville. Asheville, NC: Grateful Steps, 2007.

Onken, Brad, and Richard C. Reardon. Third Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States, February 1-3, 2005, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina. Morgantown, W.Va.: Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, 2005.

Pack memorial library Asheville N. C. [from old catalog]. Catalogue of Asheville Library. Asheville, N.C.,: Hunt & Robertson, 1885.

Painter, Jacqueline Burgin, and Jonathan William Horstman. The German Invasion of Western North Carolina : A Pictorial History. Asheville, N.C.: Biltmore Press, 1992.

Pantas, Lee James. The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & Hendersonville : Including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Alexander, NC: WorldComm, 1998.

—. The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & Hendersonville : Including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Expanded 2nd ed. Alexander, NC: Alexander Books, 2000.

Pantas, Lee J. The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains : Including Hendersonville and More Than 50 Other Mountain Cities and Towns. 3rd Ed. ed. Asheville, NC: R. Brent and Co., 2006.

Parce, Mead. Railroad through the Back of Beyond : The Story of the Historic Murphy Branch Now Known as the Great Smoky Mountains Railway : The Route of the Asheville Cannonball and Cowee Tunnel. 1st ed. Hendersonville, N.C.: Harmon Den Press, 1997.

Parris, Joyce Justus. Family History of Western North Carolina. 2nd ed. Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield, 1998.

—. The History of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, North Carolina. Asheville, N.C.: The College, 1996.

Patton, Sadie Smathers. Buncombe to Mecklenburg – Speculation Lands. Publication of the Western North Carolina Historical Association. Forest City, N.C.,: Forest City Courier, 1955.

Pen and Plate Club (Asheville N.C.). The Pen and Plate Club of Asheville N. C., 1904-1929. [Asheville, N.C.,: The Inland Press, 1929.

Pen and plate club Asheville N.C. [from old catalog]. The Pen and Plate Club of Asheville, N. C. … 1904-1940. [Asheville, N.C.,: The Stephens press, 1941.

Phillips, John Edward. Sudderth of Western North Carolina. [Blowing Rock, N.C.,, 1965.

Poston, Michael L. A Poston Family of Southern Illinois : Descendants of John Poston, Revolutionary Veteran, with Notes on Cousins in Western North Carolina, Allied Families and Neighbors. Evansville, IN: M.L. Poston, 1996.

Pratt, Joseph Hyde, and Frederic Q. Boyer. Western North Carolina Facts, Figures, Photographs. [Asheville, N.C.], 1925.

Pratt, Joseph Hyde, and Joseph Volney Lewis. Corundum and the Peridotites of Western North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C.,, 1905.

Presnell, Lowell. Mines, Miners, and Minerals of Western North Carolina : Western North Carolina’s Hidden Mineralogical Treasures. Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers, 2005.

Protestant Episcopal church in the U. S. A. Western North Carolina (Diocese) [from old catalog]. Journal of the Primary Convention of the Diocese of Western North Carolina, Formerly the Missionary District of Asheville, Held in Church of the Ascension, Hickory, North Carolina, October 18th, and 19th, 1922. [Gastonia, N.C.,: The Carolina printing co., 1922.

Pyatte, Martha A. The Pyatte Family of Western North Carolina. Banner Elk, N.C.: Puddingstone Press, 1977.

Ready, Milton, and Western North Carolina Historical Association. Asheville : Land of the Sky : An Illustrated History. Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1986.

Reed, Franklin W. Report on an Examination of a Forest Tract in Western North Carolina. Washington,: Govt. Print. Off., 1905.

Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. Summer Resorts and Points of Interest of Virginia, Western North Carolina, and North Georgia. New York,: C. G. Crawford, printer, 1884.

Richmond and Danville railroad company. [from old catalog], and Piedmont air line. [from old catalog]. Where to Spend the Summer and How to Reach the Resorts of Virginia, Western North Carolina and Georgia, Via the Piedmont Air Line, Richmond & Danville Railroad. [New York,: C.G. Crawford print., 1886.

Richmond and Danville railroad. [from old catalog]. The Summer of 1882 among the Health Resorts of Northeast Georgia, Upper South Carolina, Western North Carolina, and Virginia. [3d ed. [New York,: “The Aldine press, 1882.

Rowe, Carolyn Corpening Collins. The Descendants of Thomas Jefferson Corpening : A Western North Carolina African-American Family. Fort Washington, MD (12004 Hazem Ct., Fort Washington 20744): C.C.C. Rowe, 1994.

Rusher, James Thomas. Until He Is Dead : Capital Punishment in the Western North Carolina History. Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers, 2003.

Russell, Randy, and Janet Barnett. Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of Western North Carolina. Winston-Salem, N.C.: J.F. Blair, 1988.

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10 Historic Women Photographers You Should Know

Let’s get our art history on.

Next month, Sotheby’s will bring a broad array of photography to the auction block, illuminating the impressive range of the medium through a survey of Modern and Post-War image makers. While audiences will get their fair share of the men who helped changed the history of photos — think Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams — some of the most impressive names in the bunch belong to the 20th and 21st century women who have brought the art of photography to new heights. Continue reading

Ellen Craft, the Slave Who Posed as a Master and Made Herself Free

Ellen Craft, the Slave Who Posed as a Master and Made Herself Free

A few days before Christmas, 1848, a man named William Craft gave his wife Ellen a haircut—in fact, he cut it to the nape of her neck, far shorter than any other woman in Macon, Georgia, where the Crafts lived. They picked out her clothes—a cravat, a top hat, a fine coat—and went over the plan for what felt like the hundredth time.

Ellen was scared. “I think it is almost too much for us to undertake; however, I feel that God is on our side,” she would later write, “and with his assistance, notwithstanding all the difficulties, we shall be able to succeed.” Illustration by Jim Cooke, source image via Getty  Continue reading

The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits Of Women

It’s impossible to respect, value and admire great leadership if you can’t identify what makes a leader great.  Because of this, the identity crisis I have written about that exists in today’s workplace is something that women leaders in particular have been facing  for much too long. While the tide is changing and more women are being elevated into leadership roles, there is still much work to do. As of July 2013, there were only 19 female elected presidents and prime ministers in power around the globe.  In the business world, women currently hold only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and the same percentage of Fortune 1000 CEO positions.   As women continue their upward trajectory in the business world, they have yet to be fully appreciated for the unique qualities and abilities they bring to the workplace. Continue reading

IWPR’s New Video Highlights the Impact of Accurate, Credible Research in Improving Policies for Women


Earlier this year, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research launched the next 25 years of making research count for women. IWPR’sbrand new video reflects on the original strategic vision of the Institute to change women’s lives through credible, rigorous research, and looks forward to the next era of producing long-term, substantive advancements for women and their families. Watch and share on YouTube now.

IWPR was founded out of a need for an organization whose distinct purpose was to develop comprehensive, women-focused, policy-oriented research. By conducting rigorous analyses using federal data, the social scientists at IWPR shook the assumptions underpinning public debate, replacing rhetoric with reliable research. IWPR’s research has shifted the national conversation on issues such as the gender wage gap, Social Security, welfare and access to public benefits, employment and job discrimination, child care, and many others.  

Of course, this kind of impact cannot be achieved alone. Collaboration and network-building has always been central to IWPR’s mission to produce actionable research. Your partnership and support has been the foundation of the Institute’s first quarter century. We look forward to working with you and sharing our future success in the next 25 years.

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As the Institute’s first 25 years proves, investing in IWPR results in long-term, substantive advancements for women and their families. But the kind of quality research and analysis that IWPR produces takes time and resources. To help ensure the next 25 years of policymaking is built on credible research on women and families, contribute to IWPR’s general support fund. To learn more about the challenge grant to expand the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship Fund for Women and Public Policy, visit the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship Fund page.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: New Documentary on History of the Women’s Movement

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: New Documentary on History of the Women’s Movement

A new documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” chronicles the history of the women’s movement from 1966 to 1972, including the genesis of Our Bodies Ourselves, the founding of NOW, and other historical milestones.

The filmmakers are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish the project, and have a little more than a month to go. Check it out to learn more about the project and consider supporting their efforts. Click here for the entire article

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – Integral Part of Public Safety

Good Work of Local Providers Needs Reauthorization to Continue

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2012 — Calling the bill the single most effective federal effort to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault, American Bar Association President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III urged senators to support S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011, in a letter sent to Capitol Hill today.

“S. 1925 was carefully crafted to reflect discussions with more than 2,000 advocates and experts around the country,” noted Robinson.  He further explained that the association adopted policy in February 2010 urging for adoption of legislation that provides services, protections and justice to vulnerable victims “including children and youth who are victims or are witnesses to family violence, and victims who are disabled, elderly, immigrant, trafficked, LGBT and/or Indian.”

Robinson urged senators to oppose amendments that would weaken the bill, including a substitute version being offered by Sens. Charles Grassley and Kay Bailey Hutchison.  The letter also emphasized the ABA’s opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing proposals either to accompany new federal crimes or to augment existing offenses.

“VAWA has become an integral part of our public safety strategy that has empirical support for its effectiveness,” summed Robinson.  “The good work being done by thousands of local providers and public servants cannot continue without its reauthorization.”

The letter in its entirety can be found online.

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Why Cities Should Care about Family Financial Security

A city is only as strong as the people who live in it. When residents struggle to make ends meet, cities can too.

Over the course of a year, roughly one in four American families at all income levels will lose a job, experience a sharp drop in income, or suffer an injury or illness that limits the ability to work.

“This isn’t just a low-income issue, it’s a middle-income issue, and to some extent, it’s also a high-income issue,” said Caroline Ratcliffe, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.

For families, these income disruptions mean being more likely to miss housing or utility payments, receive public benefits, and, worst-case scenario, be evicted from their homes. Evictions in particular can have long-term effects on families, especially children.

Recipe: Marian’s Chocolate Pie

My mother and my sister, who was like a mother to me in the early years of my life, were both wonderful cooks and were especially talented at making delicious, tempting sweets that would curl any sweet tooth. I am sharing this particular recipe in honor of my sister who recently left this world of existence. I will share other recipes in the future that belong to my mother, my sister, and/or me.

This is the best chocolate pie I have ever eaten. In fact, once you eat a piece of this pie, the taste of all other chocolate pies will pale in comparison, to the point that you may opt out of eating a piece of any other chocolate pie. All of this is to say, be careful if you choose to prepare and eat a piece of this pie because it may well spoil all others for you. Caution — my mother and my sister both measured amounts by eye and hand, seldom by measuring spoon or cup. When it says an amount below it means heaping, e.g. 1 Tab. is 1 heaping tablespoon.

Mix together in a 4 quart pan:

1 cup sugar
4 Tabs. cocoa and add 2 cups pet milk*
2 Tabs. flour 1 tsp. salt

Mix the above together thoroughly, then begin heating the mixture, stirring to keep the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Better yet, use a double boiler for cooking.

Once the pan mixture has warmed, put 3 egg yolks (save the egg whites for the meringue) in a dish and lightly whip them; then gradually add several spoonfuls of the above warmed mixture and mix well with the yolks. Then add the dish mixture to the pan mixture very gradually, stirring constantly in order to keep the mixture from clumping (you have to be very vigilant with this and even then you may get some clumps). Cook until it bubbles, then quickly add 1 large Tab. butter and 1 tsp. vanilla; stir in, and then pour into a baked, slightly browned pie shell.

Take the 3 saved egg whites and beat until they peak when you spoon at it; add 1 cup sugar (or Splenda) and, if desired ¼ tsp. cream of tartar. Ice the top of the pie with this meringue mixture and brown lightly in a 425 degree F. oven.

Save the cooking pan for someone to “lick.” As kids we would lick the pan so clean that it almost didn’t need to be washed!

*You can substitute fat free or 2% milk, but it is not nearly as good.

As for the pie shell, the best pie shell is a homemade pie shell, but the ones from the grocery store will do. Home made pie shells are best because you can make them very short, flaky and tender (yum, yum). Here is a recipe for such a pie shell:

Mix together:
2 cups un-sifted flour or 2 ½ cups sifted flour
1 tsp. salt
¼ cup cold water
2/3 cup Crisco or those healthier substitutes that are now available

You can cut in the Crisco using 2 knives or mix with a pastry blender.

You may want to chill the dough for 10 to 15 minutes; it is so short that it is a little hard to work with, so chilling helps sometimes.

Roll out on a floured surface and fit into the pie pan. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Start crust out at 425 then within 3 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. and bake until lightly browned; this allows the crust to set and then be browned.

How ‘benevolent sexism’ drove Dylann Roof’s racist massacre

Before he gunned down a room full of black worshipers, Roof reportedly proclaimed “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country.” Many important things will be said in the next few weeks about the murder of nine people holding a prayer meeting at a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17.  Click this link to read the entire article  How ‘benevolent sexism’ drove Dylann Roof’s racist massacre  Lisa Wade is an assistant professor of sociology at Occidental College

Racism, Sexism and Intersectionality

“Words,” we are fond of saying around here, “mean things.”


The inference is that those of us in the communications business should not toss the tools of our trade around carelessly; that we should respect their meaning and nuances, and use them precisely to express what we want to say.

That’s why we have copy editors, who serve as the last line of defense against muddled meanings. And it’s why we have stylebooks, which, among other things, delineate the consistency in how certain words and phrases should be employed.

I give you this background as a way of preparing the ground for some familiar words that you will shortly begin seeing used in unfamiliar ways.

The words are “husband” and “wife.” Click here to read the entire article

Are You Bear Smart? Living Responsibly in Bear Country

Wednesday, May 30  Socializing: 5:30PM Programming: 6:00PM

Location: Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

If you live in WNC, you have probably seen a bear in the wild while hiking and you might have encountered one in you own backyard. Bear have even been spotted in downtown Asheville!

Asheville Green Drinks will team up with the Bear Education and Resources Task Force (B.E.A.R) of the Western North Carolina Alliance for a bear preparedness program.  Come out to learn more about how to keep bear out of your trashcans and how to stay safe in the wild.

Presenter Debbie Lassiter will host this free program to share practical advice on living responsibly in bear country and reducing human/bear conflicts.

Socializing: 5:30PM Programming: 6:00PM

Location: Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (directions)

Thank you to our weekly host and sponsor Posana Cafe, a 3-star certified Green Restaurant! We encourage you to support their efforts by ordering drinks and/or food at Green Drinks’ programs. Just make sure to tip your server or bartender and come a little early if ordering food.

Join Posana for lunch Tuesday through Friday 11am – 3 pm, Weekend Brunch, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 3pm and Dinner Tuesday through Sunday 5 pm – 9 pm.  You can visit their menu online and view lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and dessert offerings.

Women Who Shaped America

The Women’s Rights Movement would not have been what it was — and still is — without Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. During an era in which women were thought to be their husband’s property, Stanton and Anthony challenged the notion that women were not equal. America saw drastic change in civil rights in the 19th century, when freed slaves had been given the right to vote. Women, on the other hand, did not have the right to vote, or rights in a divorce, or the right to have custody of their children, or a fair share of their property. Click here to read the entire article

This article was contributed to SheVille by Alison Fitzpatrick

In Ordinary Times

In Ordinary Time

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.  Robert Frost


Year after year I await forsythia, thrilled

to see the tiny fireworks.

I spy the peony’s purple velvet

fronds in quiet explosion.


But since I’ve been alive

there has been a backstory that competes

with each emergent spring.

It’s a black story that drains color from the sky.

Do you know the story

about the accidents, the nuclear accidents?


Soon I expect to see daylily, lilac,

viburnum’s miniature and burgeoning bouquets

waiting to flourish.

Life goes on…


The story begins

in New Mexico, nineteen forty-five

then Greenland



the Soviet Union and Japan,

then Baneberry at Yucca Flat


and Three Mile Island



and Zaragosa, Spain

Costa Rica


and Tokaimura, Japan






Ordinarily it’s true that crocus, jonquil and quince quietly

arrive   live   flourish

no accident life

goes on…ordinarily that’s true.



©Jean Cassidy   Asheville, NC   March 29, 2011


A poem of thanks to all those folks at who are working to disseminate the word throughout our regional community about the proposed dumping of nuclear waste in WNC and what we can do about it.


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