Posted by: Ashley | April 23, 2010

News from the Historical Publications Section

[Our blog post today comes from the Historical Publications Section, one of our sister organizations within the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.]

Native Carolinians: The Indians of North Carolina by Theda Perdue and Christopher Arris Oakley

The Historical Publications Section announces the publication of a new, revised edition of Native Carolinians: The Indians of North Carolina, by Theda Perdue and Christopher Arris Oakley.

First published in 1985 and reprinted five times over the next quarter century, Native Carolinians is one of the section’s most popular titles. For this new edition, Dr. Perdue selected Dr. Christopher Arris Oakley, associate professor of history at East Carolina University, to revise her original study. The chapters on the Cherokees, the Lumbees, and Native Carolinians today have been expanded to include important developments in these topics since 1985. A number of new illustrations have been added, and a detailed index now makes the text more accessible.

Native Carolinians: The Indians of North Carolina (paperbound; pp. xiii, 101; illustrations; index; 2010) sells for $19.40, which includes shipping and tax. Order from the Historical Publications Section (B), Office of Archives and History, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622. For credit card orders call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0, or visit the section’s secure online store at http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/. Native Carolinians is also available through local bookstores and Amazon.com.

Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives

Recent titles published by Historical Publications include the following:

Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Archives, contains an exhaustive list of all of the original and microfilmed records for each North Carolina county that are housed in the State Archives as of March 1, 2009. This new edition, the first since 1997, describes more than 13,000 bound volumes, 22,000 boxes of loose records, and 24,000 reels of microfilm.

Haven on the Hill: The History of North Carolina’s Dorothea Dix Hospital, by Marjorie O’Rorke, presents the story of Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Hospital from the events surrounding the 1848 legislative authorization to fund and build the state’s first mental hospital to the ongoing debate over the property’s future following the proposed closing of the hospital in the early 21st century. This compelling narrative includes the personal stories of those who served the patients and thoughtful analysis of the trends and developments that shaped the hospital as an institution over more than a century. To order these new titles, please visit or call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0. Prices include tax and shipping.

Haven on the Hill: The History of North Carolina’s Dorothea Dix Hospital by Marjorie O’Rorke

Each of these books sells for $28.02, which includes shipping and tax. Order from the Historical Publications Section (B), Office of Archives and History, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622. For credit card orders call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0, or visit the section’s secure online store. These books are also available through local bookstores and Amazon.com.

The Historical Publications Section has been your source for affordable North Carolina history since 1903.

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