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The North Carolina Gazetteer 2nd Ed

The North Carolina Gazetteer  2nd Ed Author William S. Powell
ISBN-10 9780807898291
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 608
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The North Carolina Gazetteer first appeared to wide acclaim in 1968 and has remained an essential reference for anyone with a serious interest in the Tar Heel State, from historians to journalists, from creative writers to urban planners, from backpackers to armchair travelers. This revised and expanded edition adds approximately 1,200 new entries, bringing to nearly 21,000 the number of North Carolina cities, towns, crossroads, waterways, mountains, and other places identified here. The stories attached to place names are at the core of the book and the reason why it has stood the test of time. Some recall faraway places: Bombay, Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin. Others paint the locality as a little piece of heaven on earth: Bliss, Splendor, Sweet Home. In many cases the name derivations are unusual, sometimes wildly so: Cat Square, Huggins Hell, Tater Hill, Whynot. Telling us much about our own history in these snapshot histories of particular locales, The North Carolina Gazetteer provides an engaging, authoritative, and fully updated reference to place names from all corners of the Tar Heel State.



The North Carolina Gazetteer

The North Carolina Gazetteer Author William S. Powell
ISBN-10 OCLC:36588750
Release 1984
Pages 561
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North Carolina Through Four Centuries

North Carolina Through Four Centuries Author William S. Powell
ISBN-10 9780807898987
Release 2010-01-20
Pages 670
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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.



Edward Farmar and the Sons of Whitemarsh

Edward Farmar and the Sons of Whitemarsh Author Philip Farmer
ISBN-10 9781387782024
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Edward A Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War

Edward A  Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War Author Frances Harding Casstevens
ISBN-10 0786416041
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 325
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Edward Wild, the controversial Union general who headed the all-black African Brigade in the Civil War, was one of the most loved and most hated figures of the 19th century. The man was neither understood nor appreciated by military or civilian, black or white, Northerner or Southerner. After enlisting at the outbreak of the war, Wild was promoted to Brigadier General and placed in charge of the United States Colored Troops. In fulfilling his assignment to free slaves and gain recruits, he took three women as hostages and ordered a great deal of property destruction. He freed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of slaves and settled them safely on Roanoke Island. Wild then not only recruited the newly freed blacks but trained them and gave them the opportunity to prove their worth in battle. Nobody, it seems, was happy about serving with them, but the African Brigade performed courageously in several battles. Wild did some inexplicable things. Were his actions typical of the 19th century or did he act outside the norm? Was the criticism he suffered from his fellow Union officers valid--or was it due to personality conflicts? Did he deserve to be arrested, court-martialed, and even wiped from the history books--or was he the victim of discrimination? This work draws its answers from extensive research and includes many rare letters to and from Wild, including one from one of the North Carolinian hostages.



Collett Leventhorpe the English Confederate

Collett Leventhorpe  the English Confederate Author J. Timothy Cole
ISBN-10 9780786483242
Release 2006-11-14
Pages 300
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This is the story of Collett Leventhorpe (1815-1889), an Englishman and former captain in the 14th Regiment of Foot. Leventhorpe came to North Carolina about 1843, settled there, and later served the Confederacy as a colonel in the 34th and 11th N.C. and brigadier general commanding the Home Guard in eastern North Carolina. Though he trained as a physician at the College of Charleston in the late 1840s, he never practiced and was a restless man, endlessly in search of fortune--before the war in the gold fields of North Carolina and Georgia, and after it in the pursuit of lost estates, art treasures and inventions. But he excelled first and foremost as a Confederate soldier. As a field commander he was never defeated in battle, and his record was marred only by his own rejection of a much deserved but very late promotion to CSA brigadier. He lies buried in the beautiful Happy Valley section of Caldwell County.



Encyclopedia of North Carolina

Encyclopedia of North Carolina Author William Stevens Powell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066738611
Release 2006
Pages 1314
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The events, institutions, and cultural forces that have defined North Carolina are presented in this volume containing more than two thousand entries that consist of longer essays on major subjects, briefer entries, and short summaries and definitions.



The North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822039142500
Release 2011
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North Carolina Research

North Carolina Research Author Helen F. M. Leary
ISBN-10 0936370106
Release 1996
Pages 626
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North Carolina

North Carolina Author Hugh Talmage Lefler
ISBN-10 146964150X
Release 2017-08
Pages 824
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This volume covers more than 350 years of varied and exciting life in the state of North Carolina. From Roanoke Island to the latest gubernatorial election, it presents the people and events that have made North Carolina what it is. The book is admirably balanced in its treatment of political, economic, social and cultural history. It devotes a great deal of space to the momentous development of the state during the present century. Originally published in 1973. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.



In search of kith and kin

In search of kith and kin Author Barnetta McGhee White
ISBN-10 WISC:89082381476
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 358
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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics Author
ISBN-10 9781439103340
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 512
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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”



Connected Places

Connected Places Author A. Feldhaus
ISBN-10 9781403981349
Release 2003-12-18
Pages 322
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This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people differentiate one region from others, and how we use stories, rituals, and ceremonies to recreate their importance. Feldhaus discovers that religious meanings attached to regions do not necessarily have a political teleology. According to Feldhaus, 'There is also a chance, even now, that religious imagery can enrich the lives of individuals and small communities without engendering bloodshed and hatred'.



Ancestry

Ancestry Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89062941547
Release 1986
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The origin of certain place names in the United States

The origin of certain place names in the United States Author Henry Gannett
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112105068651
Release 1902
Pages 280
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The Memory of Bones

The Memory of Bones Author Stephen Houston
ISBN-10 9780292756182
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 334
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All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought about the body and its experiences? In this groundbreaking book, three leading experts on the Classic Maya (ca. AD 250 to 850) marshal a vast array of evidence from Maya iconography and hieroglyphic writing, as well as archaeological findings, to argue that the Classic Maya developed a coherent approach to the human body that we can recover and understand today. The authors open with a cartography of the Maya body, its parts and their meanings, as depicted in imagery and texts. They go on to explore such issues as how the body was replicated in portraiture; how it experienced the world through ingestion, the senses, and the emotions; how the body experienced war and sacrifice and the pain and sexuality that were intimately bound up in these domains; how words, often heaven-sent, could be embodied; and how bodies could be blurred through spirit possession. From these investigations, the authors convincingly demonstrate that the Maya conceptualized the body in varying roles, as a metaphor of time, as a gendered, sexualized being, in distinct stages of life, as an instrument of honor and dishonor, as a vehicle for communication and consumption, as an exemplification of beauty and ugliness, and as a dancer and song-maker. Their findings open a new avenue for empathetically understanding the ancient Maya as living human beings who experienced the world as we do, through the body.



The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America

The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America Author Brookings Institution. Metropolitan Policy Program
ISBN-10 0615254284
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 220
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