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William Stevens Powell (1919–2015)

Author of The North Carolina Gazetteer

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Image credit: William Stevens Powell [credit: Alan Westmoreland]

Works by William Stevens Powell

The North Carolina Gazetteer (1968) 138 copies
Encyclopedia of North Carolina (2006) — Editor — 76 copies
North Carolina: A History (1977) 75 copies
The proprietors of Carolina (1963) 32 copies
The North Carolina Colony (1968) 15 copies
North Carolina (1987) 6 copies

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This is the South (1959) — Contributor — 15 copies

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Ran out of library renewals right around the Regulator movement, which is fine because I was losing steam with this book. I will try reading [b:The Tar Heel State: A History of North Carolina|1388961|The Tar Heel State A History of North Carolina|Milton Ready|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1348424583s/1388961.jpg|1379042] and then perhaps come back to Powell.

Powell's book is an accomplishment, but his approach to history feels even more dated than the 1989 publication date. He writes as if the course of history is inevitable, predictable, and for the most part, desirable. Implicit in the narrative is the assumption that an "official" "state" history is the history of white men.

And no footnotes or endnotes! Seriously now.
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