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HISTORIC ALBEMARLE TOUR - Historic Book Resources

There are many wonderful books and resources about the Historic Albemarle Region!
We've provided you with this bibliography of just a few. Please visit your local library or places online for your favorite book purchases.

Native American History

 
Douglas L. Rights
John F. Blair
Jeffrey J. Crow, Paul D. Escott, & Flora J. Hatley
NC Office of Archives & History
Theda Perdue
NC Office of Archives and History
E. Lawrence Lee
NC Office of Archives and History
 

Early Settlement

David Beers Quinn
NC Office of Archives and History
William P. Cumming
NC Office of Archives and History
David Stick
University of NC Press
Edited with an Introduction by David B. Quinn & Alison M. Quinn
NC Office of Archives & History
John Lawson
University of NC Press
       
David Beers Quinn
University of NC Press
       

African American History

 
Patricia C. Click
University of NC Press
Dorothy Spruill Redford
University of NC Press
David Wright
Scribner
David S. Cecelski
University of NC Press
 

Colonial

     
Alan D. Watson
NC Office of Archives and History
Linda Reeves
NC Office of Archives & History
     

Civil War

     
John S. Carbone
NC Office of Archives & History
William R. Trotter
John F. Blair
     

Maritime History

Robert E. Lee
John F. Blair
Thomas Yocum
Cumberland House
Claiborne Young
John F. Blair
Joe A. Mobley
NC Office of Archives & History
David Stick
University of NC Press
   
David Stick
NC Office of Archives and History
Hugh F. Rankin
NC Office of Archives and History
Lindley S. Butler
University of NC  Press
   

First Flight

       
Thomas C. Parramore
NC Office of Archives & History
       

Culture

 

   
Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling
University of NC Press
Nancy Davis and Kathy Hart
University of NC Press
Bland Simpson
University of NC Press
   

Environment

John Manuel
John F. Blair
Thomas Schoenbaum
John F. Blair
Paul Ferguson
Pocosin Press
Judith M. Spitsbergen
University of NC Press
Barnes
University of NC Pres
     
David Cecelski
John F. Blair
Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern
University of NC Press
     

General and Local History

Bland Simpson
University of NC Press
Rodney Barfield
University of NC Press
1584-1958, David Stick
University of NC Press
Perquimans County Library & Perquimans County Restoration Association
Arcadia Press
Alan D. Watson
NC Office of Archives and History
Alan D. Watson
NC Office of Archives and History
Perquimans County Library & Perquimans County Restoration Association
Arcadia Press
Alan D. Watson
NC Office of Archives and History
Alton Ballance
University of NC Press
William S. Powell
University of NC Press
David Stick
NC Office of Archives and History
  Louis Van Camp
Arcadia Press
Alan D. Watson
NC Office of Archives and History
Jan DeBlieu
John F. Blair

General Travel

   
Daniel W. Barefoot
John F. Blair
Randall Ducket
Rutledge Hill Press
Sheila Turnage
Compass American Guides
   

Camden County Book Resources

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp is the second popular novel from American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was first published in two volumes by Phillips, Sampson and Company in 1856. Although it enjoyed better initial sales than her previous, and more famous, novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, it was ultimately less popular. Dred was of a more documentary nature than Uncle Tom's Cabin and thus lacked a character like Uncle Tom to evoke strong emotion from readers.

http://college.unc.edu/files/2012/09/Simpson_BlandTwoCaptionsFromCarolinabookcover-194x300.jpgTwo Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, ...by Bland Simpson
University of North Carolina Press Hardback 187 pages ISBN 0807835854


Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland

In Two Captains from Carolina, Bland Simpson twines together the lives of two accomplished nineteenth-century mariners from North Carolina--one African American, one Irish American. Though Moses Grandy (ca. 1791- ca. 1850) and John Newland Maffitt Jr. (1819-1886) never met, their stories bring to vivid life the saga of race and maritime culture in the antebellum and Civil War-era South. With his lyrical prose and inimitable voice, Bland Simpson offers readers a grand tale of the striving human spirit and the great divide that nearly sundered the nation. Grandy, born a slave, captained freight boats on the Dismal Swamp Canal and bought his freedom three times before he finally gained it. He became involved in Boston abolitionism and ultimately appeared before the General Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1843. As a child, Maffitt was sent from his North Carolina home to a northern boarding school, and at thirteen he was appointed midshipman in the U.S. Navy, where he had a distinguished career. After North Carolina seceded from the Union, he enlisted in the Confederate navy and became a legendary blockade runner and raider. Both Grandy and Maffitt made names for themselves as they navigated very different routes through the turbulent waters of antebellum America

Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America

Moses Grandy (c1786-? ) was born a slave in Camden County, North Carolina, the youngest of his siblings. He was first hired to Mr. Kemp who was generous with him then his next master was Jemmy Coates, a severe man. After that Mr. Enoch Sawyer hired him and when Grandy got married, his master sold his wife. In 1833 he escaped from the South. He published his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy in 1843


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