The Way We Lived in North Carolina

Edited by Joe A. Mobley

By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore.

The Way We Lived in North Carolina

624 pp., 7.75 x 9.5, 259 illus., 28 maps, appends., bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5487-7
    Published: December 2003

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Awards & distinctions

2004 Certificate of Commendation, American Association for State and Local History

Weaving research and interpretation around dozens of historic sites and the lives of ordinary people who lived and worked nearby, The Way We Lived in North Carolina explores the social history of the Tar Heel State from the precolonial period to the present. First published in 1983 as a five-volume series, this comprehensive state history is now available in a revised and up-to-date single volume with more than 250 photographs and over two dozen maps.

Based on the premise that the past can be most fully understood through the combined experience of reading history and visiting historic places, The Way We Lived serves as a travel guide to North Carolina's history, enhancing the reader's appreciation and understanding of historic preservation. Discussion of recently designated historic sites has been added to this edition, as have twenty-eight detailed maps newly prepared by Mark Anderson Moore. A new appendix provides an extensive list of over thirty historic sites to visit. This volume provides an entertaining and informative guide to North Carolina history for students and professionals, teens and seniors, natives and newcomers.

Contributors: Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson

Published in association with the Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

About the Author

Joe A. Mobley is former historian and administrator with the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. He lives in Raleigh.
For more information about Joe A. Mobley, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"A wonderful entrée into the social, architectural, agricultural, and cultural history of the Tar Heel State."--Journal of Southern History

"A pioneering work in heritage tourism. . . . The Way We Lived in North Carolina is an informative guide to our state's history for students and professionals, teens and seniors, natives and newcomers."--Our State