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Powell, William S. 1919-2015

Overview
Works: 304 works in 492 publications in 1 language and 18,258 library holdings
Genres: History  Gazetteers  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Encyclopedias  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Biography  Sources  Outlines and syllabi  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Photographer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: F254, 975.6
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Most widely held works about William S Powell
 
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North Carolina : a Bicentennial history by William S Powell( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of important events and developments and portraits of outstanding men and women comprise a history of the Tar Heel State, from colonial times to the present
Colonial North Carolina; a history by Hugh Talmage Lefler( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Carolina gazetteer by William S Powell( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Carolina through four centuries by William S Powell( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a textbook for use in North Carolina history classes, this is a useful one-volume history of the state. But there are flaws. The style is standard textbook English, making for rather dull reading. Arts and literature receive only about three pages of text, leaving the impression the state has been a vast cultural wasteland for 400 years. The emphasis is on the positive, e.g., lynching is dismissed as "an unfortunate blot on the record of North Carolina." Though nothing new is added to the interpretation of the state's history, this book will no doubt become the standard s
The first state university : a pictorial history of the University of North Carolina by William S Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Powell's The First State University, originally published in 1972 and revised in 1979, has become a classic for many Carolina alumni and friends. This third edition brings the story up to date with photographs from the 1980s, a decade that produced the Davis Library, the "Dean Dome," Michael Jordan, and a 1988 campus educational forum featuring the seven Democratic presidential candidates. Several recently discovered photographs from previous eras have also been added, including the earliest-known picture of the student body and a photograph of the University's first female professor, who was appointed in 1927. In loving detail, this book captures the character and charm of the University over the years - its campus, administrators, faculty, classes, athletic programs, and student life. The idea of an institution of higher education in North Carolina was born in the minds of colonial leaders before the American Revolution. They chartered a college, but King George III refused to approve the law under which it could be established. North Carolinians proceeded to operate a college without royal authority until it fell victim to Revolutionary times. In 1776, when the idea of a state university became a possibility, the founders of this college joined alumni and others in advancing the cause of higher education. It is here that this stunning pictorial history begins."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of North Carolina( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informative compendium, the Encyclopedia of North Carolina is abundantly illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and maps."--Jacket
The North Carolina Colony by William S Powell( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the first 200 years of North Carolina from the first expedition sent by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1584 to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776
Dictionary of North Carolina biography( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Pory, 1572-1636 : the life and letters of a man of many parts by William S Powell( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proprietors of Carolina by William S Powell( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a brief history of why Carolina was granted to the proprietors and the descent of the title to Carolina, a biographical sketch is given of the eight original and of later proprietors
Paradise preserved by William S Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War of the Regulation and the Battle of Alamance, May 16, 1771 by William S Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise and progress of the Regulator movement, the conflict with Governor Tryon, and the Battle of Alamance
Ye Countie of Albemarle in Carolina : a collection of documents, 1664-1675 by William S Powell( Book )

6 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albermarle County was discontinued and became Perquimans, Pasquotank, Chowan and Currituck
The North Carolina gazetteer : a dictionary of Tar Heel places and their history by William S Powell( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Carolina Gazetteer first appeared to wide acclaim in 1968 and has remained an essential reference for anyone with a serious interest in the Tar Heel State, from historians to journalists, from creative writers to urban planners, from backpackers to armchair travelers. This revised and expanded edition adds approximately 1,200 new entries, bringing to nearly 21,000 the number of North Carolina cities, towns, crossroads, waterways, mountains and other places identified here. The stories attached to place names are at the core of the book and the reason why it has stood the test of time. Some recall faraway places: Bombay, Shanghai, Moscow, Berlin. Others paint the locality as a little piece of heaven on earth: Bliss, Splendor, Sweet Home. In many cases the name derivations are unusual, sometimes wildly so: Cat Square, Huggins Hell, Tater Hill, Whynot. Telling us much about our own history in these snapshot histories of particular locales, The North Carolina Gazetteer provides an engaging, authoritative and fully updated reference to place names from all corners of the Tar Heel State
Dictionary of North Carolina biography( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of North Carolina biography by William S Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of North Carolina biography( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of North Carolina biography( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. Vol. 6, T-Z by William S Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dictionary of North Carolina biography( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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North Carolina through four centuries
Alternative Names
Powell, Bill.

Powell, Bill 1919-

Powell, Bill 1919-2015

Powell, W. S. 1919-2015

Powell, William S.

Powell, William S. 1919-

Powell, William Stevens 1919-

Powell, William Stevens 1919-2015

William S. Powell American historian

William S. Powell Amerikaans historicus (1919-2015)

Languages
English (146)

Covers
The North Carolina gazetteerNorth Carolina through four centuriesThe first state university : a pictorial history of the University of North CarolinaEncyclopedia of North CarolinaDictionary of North Carolina biographyThe North Carolina gazetteer : a dictionary of Tar Heel places and their historyDictionary of North Carolina Biography. Vol. 6, T-Z