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An Outer Banks Reader

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For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The Outer Banks of North Carolina, were published by the UNC Press in the 1950s, and continue to be best-sellers.

More recently, Stick embarked on another project, searching for the most captivating and best-written examples of what others have said about his beloved Outer ...

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Overview

For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The Outer Banks of North Carolina, were published by the UNC Press in the 1950s, and continue to be best-sellers.

More recently, Stick embarked on another project, searching for the most captivating and best-written examples of what others have said about his beloved Outer Banks. In the process, more than 1,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other writings were reviewed.

The result is a rich and fascinating anthology. The selections in An Outer Banks Reader span the course of more than four and a half centuries, from the first known record of a meeting between Europeans and Native Americans in the region in 1524 to modern-day accounts of life on the Outer Banks. Together, Stick hopes, the sixty-four entries may provide both "outlanders" and natives with an understanding of why the Outer Banks are home to a rapidly growing number of people who would rather spend the rest of their lives there than any place else on earth.

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Editorial Reviews

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Delivers a superb sampler of Outer Banks history.

North Carolina Historical Review

The Outer Banks Reader comes pounding in fresh, strong, a bit unpredictable, and with no shortage of salt.

Raleigh News and Observer

The collection is perfect for anyone who loves the bleak, inspiring beauty of a barrier beach island.

Islands

[A] delightful potpourri.

Sierra

I found the happenings and characters so interesting I couldn't stop reading.

William Friday

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807847268
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,437,515
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

David Stick, author of numerous books about coastal North Carolina, lives on the Outer Banks.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. First Impressions
Contact / Giovanni da Verrazzano
Traffic with the Savages / Arthur Barlowe
The Dividing Line / William Byrd
Antebellum Nags Head / Gregory Seaworthy (George Higby Throop)
Three Weddings at Hunting Quarters / Nathaniel H. Bishop
A Visit to Ocracoke / Carl Goerch

2. The Natural Environment
Native Agriculture / Thomas Harriot
Market Gunning / H. H. Brimley
The Hungry Horde / Jack Dermid
Creatures of the Shoals / Rachel Carson
A History of Blues / Joel Arrington

3. Man versus Nature
The Opening of Oregon and Hatteras Inlets / William L. Welch / C. O. Boutelle
The Worst Light in the World / David D. Porter
The Sand Wave / John R. Spears
Project Nutmeg / Captain Howard B. Hutchinson, USN
Man's Impact on the Barrier Islands of North Carolina / Robert Dolan, Paul J. Godfrey, and William E. Odum
Saving Nags Head Woods / Michael Godfrey
Cape Lookout National Seashore: A Return to the Wild / Michael E. C. Gery

4. Ships and the Sea
Shipwreck off Hatteras / Sarah Kollock Harris
The Foundering of the USS Monitor / William Frederick Keeler
The Wreck of the USS Huron / Joe A. Mobley
The Wreck of the Bark Josie Troop / Anonymous
Wreck of the Schooner Sarah D. J. Rawson / Anonymous
The Ghost Ship Mystery of Diamond Shoals / John Harden
When the Ship Hit the Span / John Alexander and James Lazell
The Pea Island Lifesavers / David Wright and David Zoby

5. War on the Banks
Of Captain Teach Alias Blackbeard / Captain Charles Johnson (Daniel Defoe)
The Rendezvous at Hatteras / William Morrison Robinson Jr.
Lincoln Hears the News / Carl Sandburg
The Chicamacomico Races / Evert A. Duyckinck
The Battle of Roanoke Island / George Washington Whitman
The Mirlo Rescue / John Allen Midgett
I Wore a Dead Man's Hand / Aycock Brown and Ken Jones

6. Making a Living
The Petition of Legal Pilots of Ocracoke Bar / John Williams et al.
The Wild Horses, Their Qualities and Habits / Edmund Ruffin
The Last Whale Killed along These Shores / Grayden Paul and Mary C. Paul
Yaupon Factory / H. H. Brimley
A Record Catch / Old Trudge (Carl Goerch)
Pumping and Grinding / Tucker Littleton
Sharpies, Shad Boats, and Spritsail Skiffs / Mark Taylor
Bread-and-Butter Fishing / Jan DeBlieu

7. Ones of a Kind
Stanley Wahab, Tar Heel of the Week / Woodrow Price
The Mighty Midgetts of Hatteras / Don Wharton
Cap'n Ban and the Infernal Engine / Ben Dixon MacNeill
Old Quork / Charles Harry Whedbee
Les and Sally Moore, Pioneers / Jerry Bledsoe
Ad Man, Con Man, Photographer, and Legend / Vera A. Evans
A Time to Reap / William Ruehlmann
The Last of the Currituck Beach Cowboys / Lorraine Eaton
The Crab Picker / Elizabeth Leland

8. Visitors Leave Their Footprints
The Governor Returns / John White
Gray-Eyed Indians / John Lawson
The Nag's Head Picture of Theodosia Burr / Bettie Freshwater Pool
Our Winds Are Always Steady / Joseph J. Dosher, William J. Tate, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright
The Campers at Kitty Hawk / John Dos Passos
The Forgotten Pioneer / Patrick K. Lackey
Foreword to the Lost Colony / Paul Green

9. Lifestyles
America's First Science Center / Ivor Noël Hume
The Contraband Colony / Horace James
The Eye of the Tempest / Joel G. Hancock
Wild Goose Chase / Rex Beach
Bring Back the Old Deestric' Skule! / Victor Meekins
Hatteras Highway / Bill Sharpe
Old Christmas / Jan DeBlieu

Sources
Index

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