The Way We Lived in North Carolina

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Elizabeth Anne Fenn, Joe A. Mobley
Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2003 - History - 614 pages
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Weaving research and interpretation around dozens of historic sites and the lives of ordinary people who lived and worked nearby, The Way We Lived in North Carolina explores the social history of the Tar Heel State from the precolonial period to the present. First published in 1983 as a five-volume series, this comprehensive state history is now available in a revised and up-to-date single volume with more than 250 photographs and over two dozen maps.

Based on the premise that the past can be most fully understood through the combined experience of reading history and visiting historic places, The Way We Lived serves as a travel guide to North Carolina's history, enhancing the reader's appreciation and understanding of historic preservation. Discussion of recently designated historic sites has been added to this edition, as have twenty-eight detailed maps newly prepared by Mark Anderson Moore. A new appendix provides an extensive list of over thirty historic sites to visit. This volume provides an entertaining and informative guide to North Carolina history for students and professionals, teens and seniors, natives and newcomers.

Contributors: Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson

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About the author (2003)

Elizabeth A. Fenn teaches history at George Washington University. The author of "Natives and Newcomers," she lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

For most of his career, Joe A. Mobley has worked with the Division of Archives and History of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, serving as archivist, historical researcher, records analyst and historical publications editor. Until his retirement, he served as editor in chief of the North Carolina Historical Review. Currently, he teaches courses in North Carolina history at both graduate and undergraduate levels for NC State University and Louisburg College. He has published several works of history, including Weary of War: Life on the Confederate Home Front and The Way We Lived in North Carolina, for which he won the 2006 North Caroliniana Book Award. His articles and book reviews have been published in a variety of respected journals, including North Carolina Historical Review and the Alabama Historical Quarterly. He is president-elect for the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, and has served as president for the Historical Society of North Carolina and the Association of Historians in North Carolina.

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