Raleigh: A Brief History

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Since its establishment in 1792 as the "permanent and unalterable seat of government of the state of North Carolina," Raleigh has seen many changes. Historian Joe Mobley offers a detailed and compelling portrait of North Carolina's capital as it has evolved from town to thriving metropolis, from the Civil War and Reconstruction through the Great Depression and Raleigh's coming of age in the decades following World War II. Learn about the many obstacles Raleigh has overcome on its way to becoming a major center of economic, social and political life in North Carolina.
ISBN: 9781596296381
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Brief History
Images: 67
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
For most of his career, Joe A. Mobley has worked with the Division of Archives and History of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, serving as archivist, historical researcher, records analyst and historical publications editor. Until his retirement, he served as editor in chief of the North Carolina Historical Review. Currently, he teaches courses in North Carolina history at both graduate and undergraduate levels for NC State University and Louisburg College. He has published several works of history, including Weary of War: Life on the Confederate Home Front and The Way We Lived in North Carolina, for which he won the 2006 North Caroliniana Book Award. His articles and book reviews have been published in a variety of respected journals, including North Carolina Historical Review and the Alabama Historical Quarterly. He is president-elect for the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, and has served as president for the Historical Society of North Carolina and the Association of Historians in North Carolina.
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