December additions to the Local History Room resources

newton-county-marriages-book-coverNewton County, Mississippi Marriages, 1872-1952
William Harold Graham

Newton County marriage records recorded from 1872 to the present time, except for the years 1907 – 1911. The volumes indexed are listed by white, a sprinkling of African American, Choctaw, and Native American records. Native American marriages certificates are also recorded. The marriages are listed in alphabetical order in two sections.

486 pages, 8 1/2″x 11″, paperback

bib-records-for-african-americans-book-coverBibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers
Barbara K. Henritze

What began life as an article grew into probably the most comprehensive list of African American publications now available. In her informative and impassioned introduction, Henritze says that this book’s major purpose is to identify source material for historical and genealogical research. The 5,539 publications (not all are newspapers) are listed by state/city, with sources they were located in, frequency of publication, and dates referenced (not necessarily complete years of publication). Many have colorful titles, such as Guiding Star of Truth, It’s What’s Happening, Herald of Mission & Patriotism, and People’s Protector.

There is a separate title index, an extensive bibliography, and a chart of newspapers by state. This checklist can claim a place alongside such titles as Index to Black Periodicals, published yearly by G.K. Hall, and is recommended for African American and journalism collections.

Bruce Rosenstein, “USA Today” Lib., Arlington, Va.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

bertie-county-book-coverBertie County: A Brief History (North Carolina)
Alan D. Watson

Formed in 1722, Bertie County is one of North Carolina’s oldest counties. The county quickly became the point of entry for immigrants from Virginia and Europe. Since its formation Bertie County has played an important role in the development of eastern coastal North Carolina.

Chapter titles/topics include: “The People of Bertie”; “Wealth, Health, and Entertainment”; “Education”; “Religion”; “Transportation”; “Towns”; “The Bertie Economy”; and “Politics”. A bibliographic essay is included and twenty-one black-and-white illustrations enhance the text.

Paperbound. Pp. vii, 91. Illus. Index.

cumberland-county-book-coverCumberland County: A Brief History (North Carolina)
Roy Parker Jr.
In this brief history of Cumberland County Roy Parker Jr. brings the penetrating observations of an award-winning journalist to the colorful history of the Upper Cape Fear Valley.

Settled primarily by Scot Highlanders in the years just before the American Revolution, Cumberland County has played a key role in the political, commercial, and military life of North Carolina. From the brutal internal war between Whigs and Tories in the American Revolution, to the punishing invasion of Maj. Gen. William T.

Sherman’s blue-clad troops in the Civil War, to the establishment of Fort Bragg during the First World War, a military presence in the county has shaped Cumberland’s history in ways unlike almost any other place in the state.

This narrative is divided chronologically into eleven main sections and covers the broad sweep of the county’s history from its formation in 1754 through the end of the 1980s. Particular emphasis is made on the important roles of both Fayetteville and a military presence in shaping the county’s history.

Forty-seven black-and-white illustrations enhance the text.

Paperbound. pp. xi, 158. Illus. (1990)

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