Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History

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The History Press, 2009 - History - 190 pages
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Founded in 1768 at the crossing of two Indian trails, Charlotte has a rich heritage to match its age. In this thoroughly researched volume, accomplished author and historian Mary Kratt chronicles the history of Charlotte from the earliest Catawba inhabitants to the development of finance, culture and transportation, still centered on those ancient crossroads. Hear the personal voices of discovery, hardship, wars, privation, segregation and achievement from village to boomtown. Whether detailing the cotton fields and textile mills of yesterday or the banking center of tomorrow, Kratt's account is a fascinating history of the people who have made the Queen City what it is today.
  

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

Mediocre writing and mediocre history--I was pretty disappointed in this book. (I rarely give something two stars!) I did learn some neat facts about Charlotte history. Discovering Camp Greene Street ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
7
A River and a Path
9
A Town on the Trading Path
17
A Spirit of Independence
27
The Lure of the Earth
45
Confederate Mecklenburg
67
Boomtown Beginnings
79
A SureEnough City
105
Hard and Hopeful Times
127
The Road to Independence
147
Tracing the Citys Growth
161
Selected Sources
181
Index
183
About the Author
191
Other Books by Mary Kratt
192
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