Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History

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Founded in 1768 at the crossing of two Indian trails, Charlotte has a rich heritage to match its age. Hear the personal voices of discovery, hardship, wars, privation, segregation and achievement from village to boomtown. In this extensively researched volume, accomplished author and historian Mary Kratt chronicles the history of Charlotte from the earliest Catawba inhabitants to the development of finance, culture and transportation, still centered on those ancient crossroads. Whether detailing the cotton fields and textile mills of yesterday or the banking center of tomorrow, Kratt's account is a fascinating history of the people who have made Charlotte a queen among southern cities.
ISBN: 9781596296015
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Brief History
Images: 78
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mary Kratt is the author of more than a dozen books of regional history and poetry. A prizewinning author, her work includes biography, women's history and lively stories such as New South Women; Southern Is"; A Bird in the House: The Story of Wing Haven Garden; The Imaginative Spirit: Literary History of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County; Marney; My Dear Miss Eva; and Postcards from a New South City: 1905, 1950 with Mary Boyer. She is the winner of the St. Andrews Writer in Community Award, the Brockman Poetry Book Award and the Peace History Book Prize. Kratt and her husband live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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