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Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History
     

Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History

by Mary Norton Kratt
 

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Founded in 1768 at the crossing of two Indian trails, Charlotte has a rich heritage to match its age. In this extensively researched volume, accomplished author and historian Mary Kratt chronicles the history of Charlotte from the earliest Catawba inhabitants to the development of finance, culture and transportation, still centered on those ancient crossroads.

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Founded in 1768 at the crossing of two Indian trails, Charlotte has a rich heritage to match its age. In this extensively researched volume, accomplished author and historian Mary Kratt chronicles the history of Charlotte from the earliest Catawba inhabitants to the development of finance, culture and transportation, still centered on those ancient crossroads. Hear the personal voices of discovery, hardship, wars, privation, segregation and achievement from village to boomtown. Whether detailing the cotton fields and textile mills of yesterday or the banking center of tomorrow, Kratt's account is a fascinating history of the people who have made Charlotte a queen among southern cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596296015
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
04/24/2009
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
849,968
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Mary Kratt is the author of more than a dozen books of regional history and poetry. A prizewinning author, her work includes biography, women's history and lively stories such as New South Women; Southern Is"; A Bird in the House: The Story of Wing Haven Garden; The Imaginative Spirit: Literary History of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County; Marney; My Dear Miss Eva; and Postcards from a New South City: 1905, 1950 with Mary Boyer. She is the winner of the St. Andrews Writer in Community Award, the Brockman Poetry Book Award and the Peace History Book Prize. Kratt and her husband live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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