Encyclopedia of North Carolina
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Encyclopedia of North Carolina by William S. Powell
Book DescriptionThe first single-volume reference to the events, institutions, and cultural forces that have defined the state, the "Encyclopedia of North Carolina" is a landmark publication that will serve those who love and live in North Carolina for generations to come. Editor, William S. Powell, whom the "Raleigh News & Observer" described as a "living repository of information on all things North Carolinian," spent fifteen years developing this volume. With contributions by more than 550 volunteer writers - including scholars, librarians, journalists, and many others - it is a true "people's encyclopedia" of North Carolina. The volume includes more than 2,000 entries, presented alphabetically, consisting of longer essays on major subjects, briefer entries, and short summaries and definitions. Most entries include suggestions for further reading. An informative and engaging compendium, the "Encyclopedia of North Carolina" is abundantly illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and maps. It is both a celebration and a gift - from the citizens of North Carolina, to the citizens of North Carolina.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807830710
(281mm x 216mm x 70mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William S. Powell
Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Paperback (January 2016)
The most comprehensive state project of its kind, the Dictionary provides information on some 4,000 notable North Carolinians whose accomplishments and occasional misdeeds span four centuries. Much of the bibliographic information found in the six volumes has been compiled for the first time. All of the persons included are deceased.
North Carolina Gazetteer, Paperback (April 2010)
North Carolina Gazetteer, 2nd Ed: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History
North Carolina, Paperback (September 1988)» View all books by William S. Powell
The first book-length study of the Supreme Court's "racial gerrymandering" decisions as well as the first sustained comparison of the First and Second Reconstructions.
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Author Biography - William S. Powell
WILLIAM S. POWELL is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author or editor of many reference books about the state, including the six-volume Dictionary of North Carolina Biography and The North Carolina Gazetteer (both from the University of North Carolina Press). JAY MAZZOCCHI is an experienced managing editor who was previously a developmental editor and writing fellow for the 24-volume American National Biography. Published in association with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
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