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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To subscribe to the North Carolina Historical Review please send the subscription form and payment to Kathryn McKee at 4610 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4610. Please contact Kathryn McKee with any questions at kathryn.mckee@dncr.nc.gov.

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 2022 is available online.

See a List of Historical Review Articles, 1924-2022

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-in-chief at Kathryn McKee 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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