North Carolina Through Four Centuries

By William S. Powell

670 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 128 illus.

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-1850-3
    Published: August 1989
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8078-1846-6
    Published: August 1989
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-9898-7
    Published: January 2010
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-7639-3
    Published: January 2010

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Awards & distinctions

1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina

This successor to the classic Lefler-Newsome North Carolina: The History of a Southern State, published in 1954, presents a fresh survey history that includes the contemporary scene. Drawing upon recent scholarship, the advice of specialists, and his own knowledge, Powell has created a splendid narrative that makes North Carolina history accessible to both students and general readers. For years to come, this will be the standard college text and an essential reference for home and office.

About the Author

William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His many books include North Carolina through Four Centuries, which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.
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