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Bibliography for the Wagons West Workshop

    Brink, Carol Ryrie. Caddie Woodlawn. Aladdin Paperbacks, 1997.
    Cobb, Mary. The Quilt-block History of Pioneer Days. Brookfield: The Millbrook Press, 1995.
    Duncan, Dayton. The West: An Illustrated History for Children. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996.
    Erickson, Paul. Daily Life in a Covered Wagon. New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1994.
    Hakim, Joy, The New Nation, Liberty for All?, and War, Terrible War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
    Hilton, Suzanne. Getting There: Frontier Travel Without Power. Philadelphia, The Westminster Press, 1980.
    Page, Linda Garland & Smith, Hilton. The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
    Rae, Noel, compiler and editor, Witnessing America, The Library of Congress Book of Firsthand Accounts of Life in America, 1600-1900. New York: Penguin Books, 1996.
    Schlissel, Lillian. Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey. New York: Schocken Books, Inc., 1992.
    Stefoff, Rebecca. The Oregon Trail in American History. Springfield: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1997.
    Werner, Emmy. Pioneer Children on the Journey West. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.
    Whitman, Sylvia. Children of the Frontier. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1998.
    Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House Series. HarperTrophy, 1989.
    Yount, Lisa. Frontier of Freedom: African Americans in the West. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1997.
Historical Fiction:
    Fritz, Jean. Brady. Viking Press, 1987.
    Gregory, Kristiana. Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie. Scholastic Trade, 1997.
    MacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah Plain and Tall. HarperTrophy, 1987.
    O’Dell, Scott. Sing Down the Moon. Laurel Leaf Library, 1998.

Books published by Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY:
    The First American Cookbook, Amelia Simmons
    Easy to Make Old Fashioned Toys, Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. and Asterie Baker Provenzo
    Popular Songs of Nineteenth-Century America, selected by Richard Jackson
    Songs of the Great American West, compiled and edited by Irwin Sibler
    String Figures and How to Make Them, Caroline Furness Jayne

Books published by Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY:
    Children of the Wild West, Russell Freedman
    From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Songs, compiled by Amy L. Cohn
    An Indian Winter, Russell Freedman
    Prairie Visions: A Portrait of American Pioneers, Pam Conrad
    If you Traveled West in a Covered Wagon, Ellen Levine
    If You Lived With the Cherokee, Peter and Connie Roop
    If you Lived With the Sioux Indians, Ann McGovern
    If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War, Kay Moore
    To Be a Slave, Julius Lester

Books Used in Music of the Southern Appalachians Workshop

African American Echoes in Appalachia by Cecelia Conway
American Folk Tales and Songs by Richard Chase
Folk Song Encyclopedia Volume 1
by Jerry Silverman
Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians
by Jean Ritchie
Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart
Rise Up Singing
edited by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson
A Singer Among Singers: Jane Hicks Gentry
by Betty N. Smith
Singing Family of the Cumberlands by Jean Ritchie
The Story of the Dulcimer by Ralph Lee Smith

Recordings from Smithsonian Folkways at

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