Category: Books

Providing access to the history and culture of the state through literature that helps illustrate or enable a sense of place

Lessons from 1888

The 126-year-old book featured in PPNC’s “The State We’re In” is a volume of unique perspective into the early years of this state. And, also unique, the author was a woman! In 1888! Now, in 2014 – 126 years after its publication – it is a keepsake for me because my mother loved it, but also because it is a volume of unique perspective into the early years of this state. And as an extra bonus, it is also special  because the author was a…   Continue Reading »

North Carolina, A History

Written 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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