The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Julien Nitzberg, Director of The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Interview by Jim Dingeman and Drake Stutesman

Part One:

Part Two:


More about Jesco White, The Dancing Outlaw

Jesco White “The Dancing Outlaw” Huntington, West Virginia Part One:

Jesco White “The Dancing Outlaw” Huntington, West Virginia Part Two:

The World According to Jesco White

Dancing Outlaw Jesco White’s New Year's Party!

Jesco White Dancing

Jesco White’s inebriated shenanigans

Deke Dickerson, Jesco White at premiere of The Wild and Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia

Dancing Outlaw (DVD Video Trailer), Staring Jesco White

Mining History and Conflicts in the Appalachin Region:

American Coal Miner War: Before Matewan

Matewan (1987) - The Union


Matewan Massacre & Battle of Blair Mountain / Byzantine

Battle of Blair Mountain - David Rovics

The Battle of Blair Mountain, 1921

Further Reading on Mining History:

Blair Mountain: The History Of A Confrontation
Chronology of Battle of Blair Mountain
The United States Army and the Return to Normalcy in Labor Dispute Interventions: The Case of the West Virginia Coal Mine Wars, 1920-1921
The Pittston Coal Strike
Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America By Elliott J. Gorn
His Soul Goes Marching on:The Life and Legacy of John Brown

More about the region:

West Virginia History
West Virginia in the Civil War
County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia: Boone County History
Boone County History

Contemporary Mining Issues:

Black Mountain Story by Appalshop Commmunity Media Initiative

Dangerous Coal Mining In Kentucky And Virginia

Carl Shoupe Speaks Out at I Love Mountains Day 2008

Harlan County USA

DOCTalk: Harlan County U.S.A.

Further reading on Present-Day Mining Issues:

United Mine Workers
West Virginia Coal Mining Facts
2009 Coal production by County
The Pull of a Dangerous Job
Miners’ Lives: Security, but Never Peace of Mind
Mine Operator Escaped Extra Oversight After Warning
Protesters From Kansas Take Aim at Miners

The Wild World of Hasil “Haze” Adkins, Part 1 of 3

The Wild World of Hasil “Haze” Adkins, Part 2 of 3

The Wild World of Hasil “Haze” Adkins, Part 3 of 3

The Hatfields and McCoys - A Documentary

Hatfield/McCoy Feud Timeline

Further reading on the feud:

Eric J. Hobsbawm’s Social Bandit: A Critique and Revision (PDF)
Social Crime Revisited

Musical Culture of the Appalachin Region

I’m a Good Ol’ Rebel

Hank Williams Sr. - Your Cheatin’ Heart

Hank Williams Sr. - Lovesick Blues

Hank Williams Sr. - Hey Good Lookin’

Hank Williams III & Jesco White

Hank Williams III - All My Rowdy Friends

Hank III - Whiskey, Weed & Women

Hank Williams III - Crazed Country Rebel

Hank Williams III - Dick In Dixie

Hank III Straight to Hell

Hank Williams III - A Little Bit Of Smoke

Hank Williams III - Life of Sin

Hank Williams III – Cocaine

Hank Williams III - I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive