New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook, by Barbara Duncan and Brett Riggs. Organized around 7 geographical hubs within the original Cherokee homeland, this guidebook offers a unique journey to discover the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Travelers can find a deeper Cherokee Heritage rooted in sacred places, storytelling, folk arts and history. Featured sites include the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Kituhwa Mound, Junaluska Memorial and Museum, and the Unicoi Turnpike Trail, a part of the Trail of Tears.
In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, by the Maryland Historical Society Press. With vivid illustrations, this book recounts the war’s gripping stories of devastating raids, heroic defense, gallant privateers, freedom seeking slaves and threatened lands in the Chesapeake where much of the war occurred. Also featured is information about the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail which traces the original routes of the Americans and British and recounts the dramatic events that produced the US national anthem.
Civil War Sites in the South, 4th Ed., Insider’s Guide (publisher). This guide covers the South’s Civil War battle sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida with key sites, points of interest, and day trips. It also offers features on military and civic leaders, a glossary of Civil War terminology, and excerpts from soldiers’ memoirs. Directions, locations, lodging and meal information are also included.
Touring Virginia’s and West Virginia’s Civil War Sites, 2nd Ed., by Clint Johnson. The 18 tours described by the author guide the traveler to all significant Civil War sites in both Virginia and West Virginia – large and small battlefields, historic buildings, monuments, statues, rivers, and mountains. A histories of each location are included.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.