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Voices From The Outer Banks

Author : Stephen Kirk
ISBN : 9780895876454
Genre : History
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Voices from the Outer Banks presents the actual words of the people who lived the uncommonly rich history of this chain of barrier islands stretching from the Virginia border southward through Cape Lookout. Readers will enjoy contemporary accounts of the first British settlement in North America and the birth of the first English child on American soil. They’ll read 18th-century letters, articles, and poems about the bloody death of Blackbeard, arguably the most famous of all the pirates. They’ll read the news account of the first powered airplane flights in human history. And the editorial that created America’s first national seashore. And the words of family members who once inhabited the nation’s most iconic lighthouse—part of a matched set of four. Topics include “the Graveyard of the Atlantic,” in a nod to the rough waters that over the centuries have claimed hundreds of vessels, and “Torpedo Junction,” site of “the Great American Turkey Shoot,” the latter nickname bestowed by German submariners during World War II. The volume includes first-person accounts of Civil War battles, a freedmen’s colony, hunt clubs that drew the first wealthy tourists, and lifesavers who used horses to pull surfboats to the water and fired lines by cannon to wrecked vessels. Readers will even hear contemporary stories of the Boy Scout troop that rode ponies descended from ancient shipwrecked animals.

Talkin Tar Heel

Author : Walt Wolfram
ISBN : 9781469614373
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Are you considered a "dingbatter," or outsider, when you visit the Outer Banks? Have you ever noticed a picture in your house hanging a little "sigogglin," or crooked? Do you enjoy spending time with your "buddyrow," or close friend? Drawing on over two decades of research and 3,000 recorded interviews from every corner of the state, Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser's lively book introduces readers to the unique regional, social, and ethnic dialects of North Carolina, as well as its major languages, including American Indian languages and Spanish. Considering how we speak as a reflection of our past and present, Wolfram and Reaser show how languages and dialects are a fascinating way to understand our state's rich and diverse cultural heritage. The book is enhanced by maps and illustrations and augmented by more than 100 audio and video recordings, which can be found online at talkintarheel.com.

The Outer Banks Of North Carolina 1584 1958

Author : David Stick
ISBN : 080784277X
Genre : History
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Outer Banks of North Carolina, 1584-1958

Outer Banks Mysteries Seaside Stories

Author : Charles Harry Whedbee
ISBN : 0895870061
Genre : History
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The Voice Of The Nightingale

Author : Sabine Felmy
ISBN : UOM:39015040745500
Genre : Social Science
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The Wakhi, an ethnic group originating from Afghanistan, live in four neighbouring countries: Afghan Wakhan, Tajikistan, Xinjiang (China), and northern Pakistan. These remote mountain regions and crossroads of culture have been of interest to travellers and ethnographers since Marco Polo first wrote about them. Sabine Felmy came to Pakistan in 1977, and lived among the Wakhi for several years, studying their history and oral traditions. In The Voice of the Nightingale, she presents an account in which local people express their views on daily matters and practices. Woven around a wider framework of archival research, historic travelogues and ethnographic literature, these narrations form the first comprehensive summation of this unique culture. The voice of the nightingale refers to the famous (bulbulik) triplets sung by Wakhi women who spend the summers on the high pastures.

Talkin Tar Heel

Author : Walt Wolfram
ISBN : 9781469614373
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Are you considered a "dingbatter," or outsider, when you visit the Outer Banks? Have you ever noticed a picture in your house hanging a little "sigogglin," or crooked? Do you enjoy spending time with your "buddyrow," or close friend? Drawing on over two decades of research and 3,000 recorded interviews from every corner of the state, Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser's lively book introduces readers to the unique regional, social, and ethnic dialects of North Carolina, as well as its major languages, including American Indian languages and Spanish. Considering how we speak as a reflection of our past and present, Wolfram and Reaser show how languages and dialects are a fascinating way to understand our state's rich and diverse cultural heritage. The book is enhanced by maps and illustrations and augmented by more than 100 audio and video recordings, which can be found online at talkintarheel.com.

An Outer Banks Reader

Author : David Stick
ISBN : 9781469621548
Genre : History
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For half a century, David Stick has been writing books about the fragile chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast known as the Outer Banks. Two of his earliest, Graveyard of the Atlantic and The Outer Banks of North Carolina, were published by the UNC Press in the 1950s, and continue to be best-sellers. More recently, Stick embarked on another project, searching for the most captivating and best-written examples of what others have said about his beloved Outer Banks. In the process, more than 1,000 books, pamphlets, periodicals, historical documents, and other writings were reviewed. The result is a rich and fascinating anthology. The selections in An Outer Banks Reader span the course of more than four and a half centuries, from the first known record of a meeting between Europeans and Native Americans in the region in 1524 to modern-day accounts of life on the Outer Banks. Together, Stick hopes, the sixty-four entries may provide both "outlanders" and natives with an understanding of why the Outer Banks are home to a rapidly growing number of people who would rather spend the rest of their lives there than any place else on earth.

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