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A Nutshell History of North Carolina

By Ben Fortson

History Press
Released: 2016-08-01
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From its dubious beginnings as a pirate-filled colony to a popular tourist destination, North Carolina has an amazingly colorful history. Author and illustrator Ben Fortson presents that history in the form of off-the-wall anecdotes, poignant insights and sublimely silly illustrations. Take a hilarious look at Daniel Boone's larger-than-life Carolina personality. Peruse an uproarious account of the Andrew Jackson birthplace controversy or politically astute commentary on the power of tobacco in the state. Fortson takes readers on a side-splitting and educational ride through the annals of Tar Heel State history.

Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

By Kevin Adams

Voyageur Press MN
Released: 2009-04-04
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North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild  horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements.  Whether you travel North Carolina for its historic treasures or natural beauty, this handy guide will help you find the Old North State’s most spectacular sites and secret treasures.  The book charts weekend adventures and day trips along back roads and scenic routes, into the state’s many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies--and down to its ever-changing shores.  Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all manner of interesting detail, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page pleasure, as well as a passport to the more off-beat delights of the Tar Heel State.   

The Tar Heel State: A History of North Carolina (Non Series)

By Milton Ready

Brand: University of South Carolina Press
Hardcover (384 pages)

The Tar Heel State: A History of North Carolina (Non Series)
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Ready (history, U. of North Carolina at Asheville) builds upon earlier general histories of the state of North Carolina, proceeds along a generally chronological path from early European settlements to the current day, but departs from earlier examples by also providing more extended discussion of such topical issues as slavery and servitude, the experiences of the Cherokees and other Native Americans, and agricultural developments. He also seeks to provide more coverage of events and developments in the western part of the state; a region he feels is often neglected in other works. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

New Voyages to Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History

The University of North Carolina Press
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New Voyages to Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History
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New Voyages to Carolina offers a bold new approach for understanding and telling North Carolina's history. Recognizing the need for such a fresh approach and reflecting a generation of recent scholarship, eighteen distinguished authors have sculpted a broad, inclusive narrative of the state's evolution over more than four centuries. The volume provides new lenses and provocative possibilities for reimagining the state's past. Transcending traditional markers of wars and elections, the contributors map out a new chronology encompassing geological realities; the unappreciated presence of Indians, blacks, and women; religious and cultural influences; and abiding preferences for industrial development within the limits of "progressive" politics. While challenging traditional story lines, the authors frame a candid tale of the state's development.
 
Contributors:
Dorothea V. Ames, East Carolina University
Karl E. Campbell, Appalachian State University
James C. Cobb, University of Georgia
Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stephen Feeley, McDaniel College
Jerry Gershenhorn, North Carolina Central University
Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Yale University
Patrick Huber, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Charles F. Irons, Elon University
David Moore, Warren Wilson College
Michael Leroy Oberg, State University of New York, College at Geneseo
Stanley R. Riggs, East Carolina University
Richard D. Starnes, Western Carolina University
Carole Watterson Troxler, Elon University
Bradford J. Wood, Eastern Kentucky University
Karin Zipf, East Carolina University

North Carolina Through Four Centuries

By William S. Powell

The University of North Carolina Press
Hardcover (670 pages)

North Carolina Through Four Centuries
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This successor to the classic Lefler-Newsome North Carolina: The History of a Southern State, published in 1954, presents a fresh survey history that includes the contemporary scene. Drawing upon recent scholarship, the advice of specialists, and his own knowledge, Powell has created a splendid narrative that makes North Carolina history accessible to both students and general readers. For years to come, this will be the standard college text and an essential reference for home and office.

The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution: The Journal and Other Writings of Charles Woodmason, Anglican Itinerant (Published by the ... and the University of North Carolina Press)

By Charles Woodmason

Brand: The University of North Carolina Press
Released: 1969-05-30
Paperback (344 pages)

The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution: The Journal and Other Writings of Charles Woodmason, Anglican Itinerant (Published by the ... and the University of North Carolina Press)
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In what is probably the fullest and most vivid extant account of the American Colonial frontier, The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution gives shape to the daily life, thoughts, hopes, and fears of the frontier people. It is set forth by one of the most extraordinary men who ever sought out the wilderness--Charles Woodmason, an Anglican minister whose moral earnestness and savage indignation, combined with a vehement style, make him worthy of comparison with Swift. The book consists of his journal, selections from the sermons he preached to his Backcountry congregations, and the letters he wrote to influential people in Charleston and England describing life on the frontier and arguing the cause of the frontier people. Woodmason's pleas are fervent and moving; his narrative and descriptive style is colorful to a degree attained by few writers in Colonial America.

Encyclopedia of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Press
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Encyclopedia of North Carolina
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The first single-volume reference to the events, institutions, and cultural forces that have defined the state, the Encyclopedia of North Carolina is a landmark publication that will serve those who love and live in North Carolina for generations to come. Editor William S. Powell, whom the Raleigh News & Observer described as a "living repository of information on all things North Carolinian," spent fifteen years developing this volume. With contributions by more than 550 volunteer writers--including scholars, librarians, journalists, and many others--it is a true "people's encyclopedia" of North Carolina.

The volume includes more than 2,000 entries, presented alphabetically, consisting of longer essays on major subjects, briefer entries, and short summaries and definitions. Most entries include suggestions for further reading. Centered on history and the humanities, topics covered include agriculture; arts and architecture; business and industry; the Civil War; culture and customs; education; geography; geology, mining, and archaeology; government, politics, and law; media; medicine, science, and technology; military history; natural environment; organizations, clubs, and foundations; people, languages, and immigration; places and historic preservation; precolonial and colonial history; recreation and tourism; religion; and transportation.

An informative and engaging compendium, the Encyclopedia of North Carolina is abundantly illustrated with 400 photographs and maps. It is both a celebration and a gift--from the citizens of North Carolina, to the citizens of North Carolina.

North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History

By Helen F. Leary

Brand: North Carolina Genealogical Society
Hardcover (626 pages)

North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History
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This is the updated, revised second edition of the book that set the standard for state research guides with its award-winning 1980 first edition. It is useful for research in nearly every southeastern state that had its legal foundation in common law. The 1996 edition has been reformatted and re-indexed for greater ease of use, and includes updated information on North Carolina State Archives holdings and finding aids, state and federal records now available for research, a new chapter on personal computers, and a completely revised chapter on research strategies that addresses the needs of both novice and advanced genealogists. Second Edition, cloth, 620 pp., indexed.

History of African Americans in North Carolina

By Jeffrey J. Crow & Flora J. Hatley Wadelington

North Carolina Office of Archives and History
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History of African Americans in North Carolina
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Originally published in 1992, A History of African Americans in North Carolina was the first one-volume survey of black history in the state. It traced the story of black North Carolinians from the colonial period into the 1990s. A revised edition was issued in 2002 that included a new chapter examining the expanding political influence of North Carolina's African Americans and the rise of effective black politicians.

North Carolina: What's So Great About This State? (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2011-05-02
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North Carolina: What s So Great About This State? (Arcadia Kids)
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DO YOU KNOW…WHAT special museum floats at the port of Wilmington? (Hint: It used to be a city at sea!) HOW pine trees contributed to the state’s nickname? (Hint: The nickname really started to “stick” after the Civil War!) Find these answers and more in the North Carolina edition of What’s So Great About This State?


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