The most comprehensive state project of its kind, the Dictionary provides information on some 4,000 table North Carolinians whose accomplishments and occasional misdeeds span four centuries. Much of the bibliographic information found in the six volumes has been compiled for the first time. All of the persons included are deceased. They are native North Carolinians, matter where they made the contributions for which they are ted, or n-natives whose contributions were made in North Carolina.
William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. His many books include North Carolina through Four Centuries, which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.