Our first Collection Spotlight of 2015 features two books from our North Carolina monograph collection.  These books have come to our collection by way of a generous donation of the Bethabara Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Call number NC 973.3 K35A. Available for reference in the North Carolina Room.

Call number NC 973.3 K35A. Available for reference in the North Carolina Room.

The first, The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook edited by Frances H. Kennedy is a historical account of almost 150 various sites associated with the Revolutionary War. From battlefields and encampments to taverns and state houses, the aim of the guidebook is to preserve the famous and not so famous places where men and women of the Revolution created a nation. Published in 2014 by the Oxford University Press, this substantial volume is of interest for historical researchers, readers interested in learning more about the Revolutionary War, and travelers with an appreciation for historic sites.

Call number NC 975.602 D919R. Available for reference in the North Carolina Room.

Call number NC 975.602 D919R. Available for reference in the North Carolina Room.

The second, Redcoats on the Cape Fear: The Revolutionary War in Southeastern North Carolina by Robert M. Dunkerly is a collection of “eyewitness accounts and other primary sources” that tell the tale of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region during the Revolutionary War. The city had a politically polarized climate between Whigs and Loyalists and was a contested site for news, supplies, and blockade running. This revised edition, published in 2012 by McFarland & Company, Inc., is a great reference for anyone interested in the Revolutionary War history of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Room collection is always available for reference at the new location on the Second Floor of the Forsyth County Government Building, 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, 27101.

 

 

 

 

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