The first single-volume reference to the events, institutions, and cultural forces that have defined the state. The volume includes more than 2,000 entries, presented alphabetically, consisting of longer essays on major subjects, briefer entries, and short summaries and definitions.
The most comprehensive state project of its kind, the Dictionary provides information on some 4,000 notable North Carolinians whose accomplishments and occasional misdeeds span four centuries. Much of the bibliographic information found in the six volumes has been compiled for the first time. All of the persons included are deceased. They are native North Carolinians, no matter where they made the contributions for which they are noted, or non-natives whose contributions were made in North Carolina.
Name, place, and subject index to seven existing eighteenth-century newspapers printed in Edenton, Fayetteville, Hillsborough, New Bern, and Wilmington. An informative introduction discusses how newspapers were published in the eighteenth century and surveys those printed in North Carolina.