Historic Photos of Wilmington

Historic Photos of Wilmington

by Wade G. Dudley (Text by)


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For a century after its incorporation in 1740, Wilmington, North Carolina remained a sleepy port city. Then, the coming of steam-power, especially railroad and steamship, enabled a steady growth. War, whether the Civil War with its blockade-runners or the shipbuilding born of the world conflicts of the 1900s, brought more growth. With that expansion came, of course, growing pains. The story of Wilmington, North Carolina is a story of rivers, sounds, and sea, and of a city that grew near the places where those waters mingled. It is the story of a port that became the “Lifeline of the Confederacy” as well as the lifeline of a state. And in this case, it is the story of over a hundred years of history (1860s to 1970s) told through almost two hundred photographs—the captured essences of people and events now lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596524422
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/20/2008
Series: Historic Photos Series
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 1,144,001
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born and bred a Tar Heel, Wade G. Dudley (Ph.D. in History, University of Alabama; MA in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology, East Carolina University) teaches North Carolina History, among other courses, at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is the author of Historic Photos of Winston-Salem (Turner Publishing, 2008), Drake: For God, Queen, and Plunder (Potomac Books, 2003), and the award-winning Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815 (Naval Institute Press 2003), as well as numerous articles, chapters, and short stories.

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sealford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This photo book took me back to a time well before I was born. I always enjoy learning the history of my city, and looking at the photos makes that history come alive. I am so glad that someone was able to preserve all of these photos for people to enjoy for years to come.