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BLOODROOT is based on historical fact.



BLOODROOT REFERENCE BOOKS




A History of Watauga County North Carolina by John Preston Arthur. 1915; published by The Mountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee



Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina - The Mountains by William G. Trotter. 1988; published by John F. Blasir, Winston-Salem, North Carolina



Six Flags and Cold Steel: The Civil War in North Carolina - Vol. I: The Piedmont by William G. Trotter. 1988; published by Signal Research, Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina



The Civil War in North Carolina by John G. Barrett. 1963 by The University of North Carolina Press. First printing May 1963; Second printing March 1975.



Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart. 1912; published by Outing Publishing Co., New York, New York



Detailed Minutie of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy. 1882; reprinted 1982 from the 1882 edition by H.O. Houghton and Company



"Mountaineer Conversations And Storytelling" by Craig Auston. pub. in The Mountain Times, Boone, NC, July 8, 1993



Four Years in Rebel Capitals by Thomas Cooper DeLeon.



War from the Inside - 132nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 1862-1863 by Frederick L. Hitchcock.



North Carolina Through Four Centuries by William S. Powell. 1989 by The University of North Carolina Press. Printed by The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC.



Western North Carolina: Its Mountains and Its People to 1880 by Ora Blackmun. 1977; published by the Appalachian Consortium Press, a division of the Appalachian Consortium, Inc., Boone, North Carolina.



Western North Carolina - A History (From 1730 to 1913) by John Preston Arthur. 1914 by E.H.D. Morrison; published by The Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American



Revolution of Asheville, N.C.; printed 1914 by Edwards & Broughton Printers Company, Raleigh, N.C.; reprinted 1973 by The Reprint Company, Spartenburg, S.C.; reproduced from a 1914 edition in the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.



Ante-Bellum North Carolina - A Social History by Guion Griffis Johnson. 1937 by The University of North Carolina Press; printed by The Seeman Printery, Durham, N.C.



North Carolina Parade - Stories of History and People by Richard Walser and Julia Montgomery Street. 1966 by The University of North Carolina Press; printed by The Seeman Printery, Durham, N.C.



Snowbird Gravy and Dishpan Pie - Mountain People Recall by Patsy Moore Ginns. 1982 by The University of North Carolina Press.

OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS


More Mountain People by Michael Joslin



Words And Ways by Paul Green



Western North Carolina Since The Civil War by Ina W. Van Noppen



Storm in the Mountains by Vernon H. Crow



These Storied Mountains by John Parris



North Carolina in the Mexican War by William S. Hoffmann



The Tar Heel Press by Thad Stem Jr.



Methodism in Western North Carolina by Elmer T. Clark



Mountain Cooking by John Parris



The Story of the Mexican War by Colonel Red Reeder



Trail of Tears by John Ehle



Confederate Revolvers by William A. Gary



Stonewall in the Valley by Robert G. Tanner



Drawn With The Sword by James M. McPherson



Don't Know Much About The Civil War by Kenneth C. Davis





BLOODROOT REFERENCE TIME-LIFE BOOKS




The Civil War volumes published by Time-Life Books, Inc.



The Civil War - Brother Against Brother: The War Begins



The Civil War - First Blood; Fort Sumter to Bull Run



The Civil War - The Blockade: Runners and Raiders



The Civil War - The Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West



The Civil War - Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign



The Civil War - Decoying the Yanks: Jackson's Valley Campaign



The Civil War - Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front



The Civil War - Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run



The Civil War - The Coastal War: Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande



The Civil War - Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life



The Civil War - The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam



The Civil War - War on the Mississippi: Grant's Vicksburg Campaign



The Civil War - Rebels Resurgent: Fredericksburg to Chancellorsville



The Civil War - Twenty Million Yankees: The Northern Home Front



The Civil War - Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide



The Civil War - The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stone River



The Civil War - The Fight for Chattanooga: Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge



The Civil War - Spies, Scouts and Raiders: Irregular Operations



The Civil War - The Battles for Atlanta: Sherman Moves East



The Civil War - The Killing Ground: Wilderness to Cold Harbor



The Civil War - Sherman's March: Atlanta to the Sea



The Civil War - Death in the Trenches: Grant at Petersburg



The Civil War - War on the Frontier: The Trans-Mississippi West



The Civil War - The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864



The Civil War - Pursuit to Appomattox: The Last Battles



The Civil War - The Assassination: The Death of the President



The Civil War - The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath



BLOODROOT SEQUEL: WHITE RIDERS




The excesses of outlaw gangs ... had produced a condition of fear and unrest in the piedmont and mountain counties. This unsettled situation gave rise to (a) secret organization, the Ku Klux Klan. This group was organized in Tennessee probably in June of 1866, and on June 5, 1867, it held an anniversary parade in Pulaski, Tennessee. ... the Klan entered North Carolina in 1867.



REFERENCE BOOKS



White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction by Allen W. Trelease. 1971; published by Harper & Row, New York, N.Y.



Hooded Americanism: The History of the Ku Klux Klan; Third Edition by David M. Chalmers. 1981; published by Duke University press, Durham, N.C.



A History of North Carolina by Hugh Talmadge Lefler. 4 vols. New York, 1956.



The History of North Carolina: North Carolina Since 1860 by Joseph G. DeRoulhac Hamilton. Chicago, 1919.



Reconstruction in North Carolina by Joseph G. DeRoulhac Hamilton. New York, 1914.


William F. "Bill" Kaiser * North Carolina Writer