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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Current trends in Afroamerican history toward local, regional, and quantitative history accentuate the prior preoccupation of historians of the Afroamerican experience with considerations of national significance to the all but total disregard of local black history. This volume is consistent with the present drift. With the exception of the concluding essay, Black Americans in North Carolina and the South is an historiographical exercise. It is a result of a 1981 symposium, of the same title, sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. Another historiographical volume on North Carolinian history, also co-edited by Jeffrey Crow, resulted from the second of the two preceding symposia. That volume received excellent reviews. This one should receive similar acceptance. The editors justify the latest volume by asserting that traditional historiography paid scant attention to the history of North Carolina and that archaeology remains a virtually untapped, if not unappreciated, source of Afroamerican history.
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