Way We Lived in North Carolina

ISBN-10: 0807854875

ISBN-13: 9780807854877

Edition: 2003

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Description: 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 Carolinaexplores 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 updated single volume with more than 250 illustrations. 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 Livedserves as a travel guide 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 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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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Peter H. Wood is history professor emeritus at Duke University and author ofStrange New Land: African Americans, 1526-1776, among others.

Foreword
Preface
Natives and Newcomers: North Carolina Before 1770
The First Carolinians
Lost Continent to Lost Colony
Virginians in the Albemarle
Early Coastal Towns
The Tuscarora War
Pine Forest Plantations
Long Journey of the Highland Scots
The Great Wagon Road
The Rise of a Backcountry Elite
Rehearsal for Revolution
An Independent People: North Carolina, 1770-1820
Overview
The Forest, the Indians, and the Yeoman Family
Planters and Slaves
Towns in a Rural Society
The Culture of the Republic
Close to the Land: North Carolina, 1820-1870
Overview
Rural Community
Town Life and Enterprise
Forces for Change
The Quest for Progress: North Carolina, 1870-1920
Overview
The Rural World
Industry Comes of Age
The Urban Magnet
From Jubilee to Jim Crow
The New Leisure
The Price of Progress
Express Lanes and Country Roads: North Carolina, 1920-2001
Overview
The Sod-Busters
The Electric Cornucopia
Vendors and Lenders
Going to Town
Express Lanes
The Desert Blooms
North Carolina Historic Sites
Bibliography
Index
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