The Way We Lived in North Carolina / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"A wonderful entrée into the social, architectural, agricultural, and cultural history of the Tar Heel State."
Journal of Southern History
From the Publisher
"A wonderful entrée into the social, architectural, agricultural, and cultural history of the Tar Heel State."
Journal of Southern History
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Meet the Author

Joe A. Mobley is former historian and administrator with the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. He lives in Raleigh.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. I Natives and Newcomers: North Carolina Before 1770
1 The First Carolinians 3
2 Lost Continent to Lost Colony 15
3 Virginians in the Albemarle 26
4 Early Coastal Towns 36
5 The Tuscarora War 50
6 Pine Forest Plantations 61
7 Long Journey of the Highland Scots 72
8 The Great Wagon Road 78
9 The Rise of a Backcountry Elite 89
10 Rehearsal for Revolution 94
Pt. II An Independent People: North Carolina, 1770-1820
1 Overview 107
2 The Forest, the Indians, and the Yeoman Family 111
3 Planters and Slaves 134
4 Towns in a Rural Society 161
5 The Culture of the Republic 195
Pt. III Close to the Land: North Carolina, 1820-1870
1 Overview 233
2 Rural Community 239
3 Town Life and Enterprise 289
4 Forces for Change 314
Pt. IV The Quest for Progress: North Carolina, 1870-1920
1 Overview 353
2 The Rural World 357
3 Industry Comes of Age 378
4 The Urban Magnet 405
5 From Jubilee to Jim Crow 430
6 The New Leisure 446
7 The Price of Progress 457
Pt. V Express Lanes and Country Roads: North Carolina, 1920-2001
1 Overview 469
2 The Sod-Busters 474
3 The Electric Cornucopia 492
4 Vendors and Lenders 507
5 Going to Town 520
6 Express Lanes 540
7 The Desert Blooms 554
App North Carolina Historic Sites 581
Bibliography 585
Index 599
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