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Thanks to the generosity of donors, authors and history buffs, a number of books and DVDs about North Carolina history are available in the George Henry White room for reference and for borrowing with photo ID and an email and phone number registered with the Center staff.   With thanks to Robert Egleston, Ben Justesen, Earl Ijames our chief donors! 

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Partial list of books and videos

  • Carry Me Home by Diane McWhorter

  • North Carolina Governors

  • Encyclopedia of North Carolina – edited by William S. Powell

  • North Carolina by Newsome

  • Origins of the New South – A History of the South by C. Vann Woodard

  • North Carolina Manual 1979

  • The Sum of Us – What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together – by Heather McGhee, 2022, paperback

  • Caste – The Origins of Our Discontents – by Isabel Wilkerson, 2020, hardback

  • Be Anti-Racist – A Journal for Awareness, Reflection & Action – by Ibram X. Kendi, 2020, paperback

  • A Day of Blood – The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot – by LaRea Sikes Umfleet, 2009, paperback

  • The South Since 1865 – by John Samuel Ezell, 2nd Edition 1975, hardback w/out cover

  • Speak Now Against The Day – by John Egerton, 1994, paperback

  • Republican Party Politics & the American South – Heersink & Jenkins, c 2020, paperback

  • Soul City – Race, Equality & the Lost Dream of an American Utopia – by Thomas Healy, 2021, pb

  • To Right These Wrongs – The NC Fund and the Battle to End Poverty & Inequality in 1960s America – by Robert R. Korstad & James L. Leloudis, 2010, paperback

  • The New South Creed – A Study in Southern Mythmaking – by Paul M. Gaston, 1970, hardback w/dc

  • Negro Politicians – The Rise of Negro Politics in Chicago  – by Harold F. Gosnell, 3rd edition 1969, (original publication: 1935), hardback w/out cover

  • From Slavery to Freedom – A History of African Americans – by John Hope Franklin & Alfred A. Moss, Jr., Eighth Edition 2000, (1st edition 1947), softback

  • Parting the Waters – American in the King Years 1954-63 – by Taylor Branch, 1988, paperback

  • Wilson – by A. Scott Berg, 2013

  • The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics – The Personalities, Elections & Events That Shaped Modern North Carolina – by Rob Christensen, 2nd Edition, 2008, paperback

  • The Negro in American Civilization – by Nathaniel Weyl, 1930, hardback w/out dust cover

  • White Freedom – The Racial History of an Idea – by Tyler Stovall, 2021, hardback w/dust cover

  • New Spirits – Americans in the Gilded Age 1865-1905, by Rebecca Edwards, 2006, paperback

  • From Jim Crow to Civil Rights – The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality – by Michael J. Klarman, 2004, paperback

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