What is the North Carolina Historical Review?

Since 1924 the North Carolina Historical Review, published quarterly, has been a definitive source for the study and understanding of North Carolina history. Regular features include carefully researched, handsomely illustrated articles that explore North Carolina and southern history from the colonial period to the present and cover a variety of subjects; reviews of books about state, regional, and national history; an annual bibliography of books pertaining to North Carolina subjects; an annual index; and a listing, printed annually, of theses and dissertations related to North Carolina subjects.

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Beginning in November 2023, individuals and institutions interested in NCHR vol.101 (2024), should visit https://uncpress.org/journals/north-carolina-historical-review/ to subscribe. 

With our new partnership, subscribers have an option to pay online by credit card or by traditional check.

Membership Type Cost
Student $20
Individual $30
Library/Institution $70
International $85

For back issues still in print, contact Kathryn McKee at kathryn.mckee@dncr.nc.gov. A list of all articles published in the Review between 1924 and 2023 is available online.

See a List of Historical Review Articles, 1924-2023

Issues of the Historical Review published between 1924 and 1967 are available online on the North Carolina Digital Collections as part of the State Library's State Government Publications Collection.

Read Back Issues of the Historical Review (1924-1967) Online for Free

The North Carolina Historical Review is also available in digital format in the JSTOR and EBSCO journals databases in most academic libraries.

The editors of the North Carolina Historical Review and the Advisory Editorial Committee seek to publish articles and annotated documents pertaining to the history of North Carolina. The editors and the committee consider the originality of material and interpretation, sources, clarity of thought, style, and interests of readers. Materials primarily genealogical are not accepted.

Please submit manuscripts as Word-compatible documents to the editor at kathryn.mckee@dncr.nc.gov. Manuscripts should generally not exceed thirty-five double-spaced pages, including text and notes. Occasionally, longer manuscripts are accepted. Text and endnotes must be double-spaced. The author’s name and affiliation should appear only on the title page of the manuscript. The journal follows The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition, in matters of capitalization, punctuation, abbreviation, citation, and the like.

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