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North Carolina Historical Review Now Available in JSTOR

North Carolina Historical Review Covers

The first eighty-nine volumes (1924-2012) of the North Carolina Historical Review are now available online in JSTOR, the world’s largest online digital repository for academic journals.

[This press release comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Department of Cultural Resources.]

The first eighty-nine volumes (1924-2012) of the North Carolina Historical Review are now available online in JSTOR, the world’s largest online digital repository for academic journals. First published in the spring of 1924, the quarterly Review quickly established and maintains through today a reputation for scholarly excellence.

Now in its ninety-first year of publication by the Historical Publications Section of the Office of Archives and History, the North Carolina Historical Review has provided a forum for scholarship on North Carolina’s rich history for generations of students, historians, and the general population. Each issue of the Review contains a table of contents, several articles and essays, a selection of book reviews, and notes of historical interest. Since 1934, the April issue includes a bibliography of North Carolina books published in the previous year. Since 1979, the January issue includes a bibliography of recent theses and dissertations on North Carolina subjects. The October issue contains a cumulative index for all four issues in that volume.

Founded in 1995, JSTOR hosts complete runs of more than 1,900 scholarly journals. Through JSTOR, these journals are available for viewing and research in more than 8,400 libraries in more than 160 countries worldwide. Most public and academic libraries in the United States subscribe to JSTOR services and allow their patrons free access to the JSTOR databases. Individual researchers can subscribe to JSTOR’s “Register & Read” and JPASS programs to access JSTOR content on personal computers.

Approximately 356 issues of the North Carolina Historical Review are archived in JSTOR. One can conduct an online search of the contents of a specific issue, a range of issues, or the full run from 1924 through 2012. Each of the four 2013 issues will be added to the JSTOR database quarterly during 2014.

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Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History

[This press release comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Department of Cultural Resources.]

Cover of Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History - now available from the Historical Publications Section

Cover of Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History – now available from the Historical Publications Section

Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History, edited by Dennis L. Isenbarger, is now available. This landmark work chronicles through primary sources the Native American experience in North Carolina from the earliest European explorations in the late sixteenth century through the last decades of the eighteenth century. Documents in the volume are drawn from journals and other personal accounts, the letters of both private citizens and government officials, land grants and deeds, court records, acts of the Assembly, correspondence and reports of government agencies involved in Indian affairs, records of the Executive Council, newspapers, governors’ papers, records of the Moravians, Church of England records, and the laws of North Carolina. General subjects presented through the sources are folkways, religion, trade, land (possession and dispossession), war, colonial interaction, and reservations.

Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History (paperbound. pp. xiii, 362, indexed) retails for $20.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax). Click here to order a copy through the online Historical Publications Shop.

Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History is the third volume in the Documentary Histories of Early North Carolina series. The two prior volumes are Society in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History (2000) and African Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History (2005). To purchase all three titles in the Documentary Histories of Early North Carolina series, for $33.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax), a 40% discount off the cost of purchasing all three books separately, click here.

African American Freedom Book Set

[This press release comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Department of Cultural Resources.]

Celebrate Black History Month!

Book covers from the African American Freedom Book Set now available from Historical Publications.

Book covers from the African American Freedom Book Set now available from Historical Publications.

In celebration of Black History Month, Historical Publications is offering the African American Freedom Set. This set includes one (1) copy each of Recollections of My Slavery Days and James City: A Black Community in North Carolina, 1863-1900.

Recollections of My Slavery Days is the autobiographical account of William Henry Singleton (1843-1938), a Craven County enslaved person who escaped to Union-occupied New Bern in 1862 and served in the U.S. Army’s African Brigade during the remaining years of the Civil War.

James City tells the story of a community established in 1863 for destitute former enslaved people near New Bern. The town persisted from the post-Reconstruction period to the dawn of the twentieth century as a stronghold of black self-determination. James City residents were economically productive, politically active, and eager to be educated.

This two-volume set is priced at $12.00 (plus shipping and sales tax)—a 40% savings off the cost of purchasing the two books separately.

Click here to order your set today!

New Volume of the Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance Available

Book cover for the third volume in The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance covering the years 1864-1865.

Book cover for the third volume in The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance series; this volume covers the years 1864-1865.

[This press release comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Department of Cultural Resources.]

The third volume in The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance series is now available. The last eighteen months of Vance’s governorship at the end of the Civil War (1864-1865) are chronicled in the more than 200 letters and other documents transcribed and annotated in this volume. Topics discussed include conscription, desertion, disaffection among North Carolina citizens for the war effort, conflicts with the Confederate government over blockade running, impressment, and the increasing calls for a peace convention. Also included is the flurry of correspondence between Vance and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston prior to his surrender to Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham on April 26, 1865.

The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance, Volume 3: 1864-1865 (hardbound, pp. xxxix, 584, illustrated and indexed) retails for $45.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax). Click here to order a copy through the online Historical Publications Shop.

Historical Publications is also offering a Vance Papers set of volumes 1 (1843-1862), 2 (1863), and 3 (1864-1865) of the series for $60.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax), a 37% savings off the purchase of the three volumes separately.

New Title from Historical Publications

[Our blog post today comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Dept. of Cultural Resources.]

North Carolina and the Two World Wars returns to print in a single volume two of the most popular titles published by the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Based on extensive research,

Book cover for North Carolina and the Two World Wars

North Carolina and the Two World Wars returns to print in a single volume two of the most popular titles published by the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.

Dr. Sarah McCulloh Lemmon’s North Carolina’s Role in the First World War (1966) and North Carolina’s Role in World War II (1964) provided an introduction to the Tar Heel experience in these two pivotal events of the twentieth century. For this new work Dr. Nancy Smith Midgette of Elon University extensively updated and expanded Dr. Lemmon’s long-out-of-print texts. In addition, she researched and wrote a new chapter that discusses the interwar period between 1918 and 1941. The result is a concise, yet compelling, one-volume work surveying the events over four decades that boldly brought North Carolina into the Modern Era.

Dr. Sarah McCulloh Lemmon (1914–2002) was one of North Carolina’s preeminent historians. She earned a Ph.D. in history from UNC-Chapel Hill. During a thirty-five-year career at Meredith College, Dr. Lemmon served in a variety of positions from professor of history to department administrator to college historian.

Dr. Nancy Smith Midgette is professor of history at Elon University. She earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia. Dr. Midgette is the author of To Foster the Spirit of Professionalism: Southern Scientists and State Academies of Science (2007), as well as a number of journal articles.

North Carolina and the Two World Wars (paperbound; pp. ix, 245; illustrations; index; 2013) sells for $24.55, which includes tax and shipping. Order from the Historical Publications Section (AB), 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/. The book is also available through local bookstores and Amazon.com.

Historic Sale of North Carolina Troops, 1861 – 1865: A Roster

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

The Historical Publications Section of the N.C. Office of Archives and History announces an unprecedented historic sale of all 18 volumes in the popular and well-respected North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster series.

Cover of the North Carolina Troops, 1861–1865: A Roster seriesFrom now until they are sold, 100 copies of each of the 18 volumes in the series are available at a 60-percent to 70-percent discount. Regularly priced at $50.00 per copy, volumes 1-15 are sale priced at $15.00 per copy and volumes 16-18 are sale priced at $20.00 per copy.

The mission of the “North Carolina Troops” roster project is to publish a service record for every man who served in a military unit raised in North Carolina during the Civil War and to publish a history of each of these units. Begun in 1961, the series is acclaimed as “the finest state roster ever published,” “a magnificent achievement,” and “a monument to the men who served this great state.” The volumes are an invaluable resource for scholars, local historians, genealogists, and Civil War enthusiasts.

To learn more about North Carolina Troops: A Roster and to order volumes in the series, please visit the Historical Publications Online Shop at http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/civil-war-roster.html or call 919-733-7442, ext. 0
or ext. 225.

The Historical Publications Section (www.ncpublications.com) is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, which annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.

New Volume on the War of 1812 Focuses on Bertie County

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

Book cover for Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812

Book cover for Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812

The Historical Publications Section announces the publication of Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812, by Gerald W. Thomas.

Destitute Patriots examines the contributions and sacrifices of the citizens of Bertie County in the context of North Carolina’s preparations for and participation in what has been called the “Second War of U.S. Independence.” Militiamen and regular army troops from the county suffered greatly during war from a lack of basic military equipment and supplies; yet, they offered their services to the perpetuation of the nation, its sovereignty, and the associated freedoms that had been earned almost three decades earlier in the Revolutionary War. The book’s title refers to the fact that many of these men did not receive their military pay until several years after the end of the war.

Gerald W. Thomas, a native of Bertie County, is a former congressional auditor and retired federal executive. He is the author of Divided Allegiances: Bertie County during the Civil War (1996) and Bertie in Blue: Experiences of Bertie County’s Union Servicemen during the Civil War (1998). Mr. Thomas is currently preparing a history of Bertie County during the Revolutionary War.

Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812 (paperbound; pp. xiii, 233; illustrations; index; 2012) sells for $25.62, which includes tax and shipping.  Order from the Historical Publications Section (AB), 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/. Destitute Patriots is also available through local bookstores and Amazon.com.