This volume covers more than 350 years of varied and exciting life in the state of North Carolina. From Roanoke Island to the latest gubernatorial election, it presents the people and events that have made North Carolina what it is. The book is admirably balanced in its treatment of political, economic, social and cultural history. It devotes a great deal of space to the momentous development of the state during the present century.Originally published in 1973.A UNC Press Enduring Edition UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.