Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences
Department of History

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Here's to the land of the longleaf pine" holds an amazing power to inspire North Carolinians. Words are fine for inspiration, and for recording the achievements of those who once heard or spoke such words. However, a single photograph offers a window into the past, which is difficult to capture in words alone. 

With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of North Carolina, Wade G. Dudley provides a valuable and revealing historical  retrospective on the growth and development of North Carolina. This volume, Remembering North Carolina, provides more than 125 such glimpses of life in the Tar Heel State. From the mid-1800s through the mid-1900s, from Cape Hatteras to Asheville, from scenes of farm families working the fields to Orville Wright in flight at Kill Devil Hills, these historic black-and-white images seek to capture the essence of change in the land of the longleaf of pine.