North Carolina, A History

book-North Carolina, A HistoryWritten by William S. Powell, University of North Carolina Press, 1988 PB

To begin to understand the history of the state of North Carolina, an excellent “basics” is provided in William S. Powell’s offering ­– originally published in 1977 as part of a series of state histories marking the bicentennial of the American Revolution.

An updated paperback was produced in 1988 and is still available as an authoritative historical panorama.


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