James City

A Black Community in North Carolina, 1863-1900

By Joe A. Mobley

James City

Approx. 127 pp., 6 x 9, 32 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6190-7
    Published: January 1981

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Examines the history of James City, a black community located near New Bern. Established in 1863 as a camp for destitute former slaves, James City persisted as a stronghold of black self-determination throughout the nineteenth century. The book provides insight into African American history on the local level.

About the Author

Joe A. Mobley earned an M.A. from North Carolina State University. He has authored five books on various topics in North Carolina history, served as editor of the North Carolina Historical Review, and worked as administrator of the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Now retired, Mr. Mobley is an adjunct faculty member of the history department at North Carolina State University.
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