North Carolina Historical Review

Established in January 1924, the North Carolina Historical Review offers a number of regular features that have made it a definitive source for the study and understanding of the state’s history. These include carefully researched, handsomely illustrated articles that cover North Carolina and southern history from the colonial period to the present.

Each issue also features numerous reviews of recent books about state, regional and national history.

Other regular highlights are an annual bibliography of books on North Carolina subjects or written by North Carolinians, an annual selected bibliography of theses and dissertations relating to North Carolina subjects and an annual index in the October issue. The NCHR is published quarterly.


To subscribe to the Review, contact Nora Miller at

For back issues still in print, contact the managing editor at annie.miller@ncdcr.govA list of all articles published in the Review between 1924 and 2013 is available online.

See a List of Historical Review Articles, 1924-2013

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.

Editorial Policy and Submission Guidelines

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 originality of material and interpretation, sources, clarity of thought, style, and interests of readers. Materials primarily genealogical are not accepted.

Manuscripts should generally not exceed thirty-five double-spaced typed pages, including text and notes. Occasionally, longer manuscripts are accepted. Text and notes must be double-spaced, and the latter should appear on separate sheets at the end of the essay. The author’s name should appear only on the title page of the manuscript. The journal follows The Chicago Manual of Style, sixteenth edition, in matters of capitalization, punctuation, abbreviation, citation, and the like. The editors will provide an abbreviated style guide upon request.

Authors should submit for consideration two print copies of their manuscripts to the managing editor, Historical Research Office, Office of Archives and History, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, 4610 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4622. Please also send an electronic copy to the managing editor at