This collection of nineteen original essays on selected topics and
epochs in North Carolina history offers a broad survey of the state
from its discovery and colonization to the present. Each chapter
consists of an interpretive essay on a specific aspect of North
Carolina's history, a collection of supporting documents, and a
Selections cover historical periods ranging from Elizabethan to
contemporary times and examine such issues as slavery, populism,
civil rights, and the status of women. Essays address the tragedy
of North Carolina's Indians, the state's role in the Revolutionary
War and the Confederacy, and the impact of the Great Depression.
North Carolina's place in the New South and evangelical culture in
the state are also discussed.
Designed as a supplementary reader for the study and teaching of
North Carolina history, The North Carolina Experience
introduce college students to the process of historical research
and writing. It will also be a valuable resource in secondary
schools, public libraries, and the homes of those interested in
North Carolina history.