North Carolina through four centuries

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University of North Carolina Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 652 pages
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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.

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Old-school history of the ancient commonwealth of North Carolina. Top down, political history of great white men doing great white deeds. Still, Powell is one of the foremost colonial era historians and he shows the breadth and depth of that knowledge in this work. Read full review

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Designed as a textbook for use in North Carolina history classes, this is a useful one-volume history of the state. But there are flaws. The style is standard textbook English, making for rather dull ... Read full review



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About the author (1989)

William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His many books include "North Carolina through Four Centuries", which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.

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