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Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction -- Nominees, 2018

  1. Beam, Jeffery, and Richard Owens, eds.  Jonathan Williams:  The Lord of Orchards.  Westport, CT:  Prospecta Press, 2017.
  2. Bennett, Barbara.  Smoke Signals from Samarcand:  The 1931 Reform School Fire and Its Aftermath.  Columbia:  University of South Carolina Press, 2018.
  3. Cox, Karen L.  Goat Castle:  A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  4. Gershenhorn, Jerry.  Louis Austin and the Carolina Times.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
  5. McFee, Michael.  Appointed Rounds:  Essays.  Macon, GA:  Mercer University Press, 2018.
  6. Moore, Cecelia.  The Federal Theatre Project in the American South:  The Carolina Playmakers and the Quest for American Drama.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 2017.
  7. Olcott, Jocelyn.  International Women’s Year:  The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2017.
  8. Rankin, Richard E., Jr.  While There Were Still Wild Birds:  A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting.  Macon, GA:  Mercer University Press, 2018.
  9. Tise, Larry E., and Jeffrey J. Crow, eds.  New Voyages to Carolina:  Reinterpreting North Carolina History.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  10. Walden, Michael L.  North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age:  The Tar Heel State in 2050. Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  11. Wilde-Ramsing, Mark U., and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton.  Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize:  The 300-Year Voyage of Queen Anne’s Revenge.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2018.