|27 Views of Wilmington: The Port City in Prose & Poetry
||In 27 Views of Wilmington: The Port City in Prose & Poetry, readers are given a glimpse into the history, culture, and noteworthy facts about this coastal North Carolina city through both prose and poetry selections. Many of the contributors to the b...
|Anung’s Journey: An Ancient Ojibway Legend as Told by Steve Fobister.
||In this book, an orphaned Ojibway (or Anishinaabe) Indian boy begins a journey to locate the greatest chief of all other Indian nations. Along the way, the boy is befriended by a turtle and female bear who help interpret languages and protect Anung f...
|Bath: The First Town in North Carolina
||Every town in America has some historical story to tell to later generations and Bath, the oldest town in North Carolina, is no exception. Founded in 1705, Bath was both an agricultural center as well as a staging ground for pirates like Blackbeard w...
|Build It and They Will Come: Making Recreational Collections Matter at Mary Livermore Library
||Can DVDs, comics and “juvenile” books entice today’s students to visit the library for the first time and keep them coming back? This panel presentation will be the inspiration to make popular collections matter. UNCP’s Library thinks outside the su...
|Celebrating Local History through Photographs and Papers: Highlights of a Special Collection
||Is it possible to capture local history through different means? The Special Collections areas at the UNC-Pembroke Mary Livermore Library and Joyner Library at East Carolina University accomplish this purpose effectively. At UNCP, the Elmer Hunt Phot...
|Cherokee Basketry: From the Hands of Our Elders
||Over the centuries, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have developed basket weaving as
a craft which will help preserve their culture for future generations to enjoy. The baskets which are made primarily from rivercane on site at the Cherokee res...
|Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812
||As the War of 1812 commenced, residents in Bertie County, North Carolina wondered if the battles between the U.S. Army and British forces would spread to the Tar Heel State. Due to a lack of battles in North Carolina, military recruits were in “no bi...
|Doing Effective Research
||What is effective research? At the college level, doing effective research can have multiple benefits, including obtaining knowledge on a subject, considering different aspects of a particular topic, satisfying course requirements, and getting a good...
|Footsteps of the Cherokees: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation
||Like most Native American tribes in American history, the Cherokee Indians attempted to co-exist with settlers moving westward. Through a series of land treaties; however, the Cherokee soon found themselves having to cede sizable portions of their te...
|The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina
||At the time of the American Revolution, there were a significant number of Quakers living in North Carolina who objected to slaveholding in the Tar Heel State. Many individuals, including George Walton and Levi Coffin, tried to free their own slaves ...
|Landmarks of Hyde County, North Carolina: The Mainland & Ocracoke Island
||Landmarks of Hyde County, North Carolina: The Mainland & Ocracoke Island introduces readers to both the history of Hyde County as well as offers a depiction of the more prevalent types of historical architecture in the region. Authors Claudia R. Brow...
|The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies
||On September 22, 1711, several bands of Native American tribes, including the Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, and others, attacked European settler settlements in North Carolina, thereby beginning a series of events known as the Tuscarora War. In part, this ...
|Up From These Hills: Memories of a Cherokee Boyhood
||During the Great Depression years, many enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tried to eke out a living any way they could. Specifically, Leonard Lambert, the author of Up From These Hills, took the opportunity to get an education ...