New Voyages to Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History

Larry E Tise (Editor) Jeffrey J. Crow (Editor)


New Voyages to Carolina offers a bold new approach for understanding and telling North Carolina's history. Recognizing the need for such a fresh approach and reflecting a generation of recent scholarship, eighteen distinguished authors have sculpted a broad, inclusive narrative of the state's evolution over more than four centuries. The volume provides new lenses and provocative possibilities for reimagining the state's past. Transcending traditional markers of wars and elections, the contributors map out a new chronology encompassing geological realities; the unappreciated presence of Indians, blacks, and women; religious and cultural influences; and abiding preferences for industrial development within the limits of progressive politics. While challenging traditional story lines, the authors frame a candid tale of the state's development.

Dorothea V. Ames, East Carolina University
Karl E. Campbell, Appalachian State University
James C. Cobb, University of Georgia
Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stephen Feeley, McDaniel College
Jerry Gershenhorn, North Carolina Central University
Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Yale University
Patrick Huber, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Charles F. Irons, Elon University
David Moore, Warren Wilson College
Michael Leroy Oberg, State University of New York, College at Geneseo
Stanley R. Riggs, East Carolina University
Richard D. Starnes, Western Carolina University
Carole Watterson Troxler, Elon University
Bradford J. Wood, Eastern Kentucky University
Karin Zipf, East Carolina University

Product Details

University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
October 09, 2017
6.35 X 1.03 X 9.04 inches | 1.32 pounds

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About the Author

Larry E. Tise is former director of North Carolina's Division of Archives and History, distinguished history professor at East Carolina University, and private-practice historian. Jeffrey J. Crow is former director of North Carolina's Division of Archives and History and deputy secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.


From prehistory to the present, the essays are laden with such issues as exploration and founding, religion, land use, geography, African American women, Native history, education and integration (or the lack of it), the uniqueness of hillbilly music, progressivism, tourism and its benefits, marketing in a global economy, a realistic perspective on development, equity, and what alterations are necessary for the state to prosper in the 21st century.--Choice

A study of a New South state that truly matters in an age of major economic and political change. . . . New Voyages to Carolina makes engaging reading for North Carolinians but especially for those who lived through some of this history. . . . Tise and Crow . . . deliberately sought out research that 'pose new questions about African Americans, Indians, women, the impact of North Carolina's unusual environment, and its powerful legacies--cultural, economic, and political.'--Journal of African American History