Paul Green's numerous talents and interests make efforts to label him difficult. One of his pursuits was documentation of the language and folklore of his native North Carolina, particularly the Cape Fear Valley.
Gilmore exposes the intertwined nature of Thomas Dixon, Jr.'s life and his art by analyzing Dixon's The Leopard's Spots (1902) and some of his other works, particularly The Clansman (1905) and The Sins of the Father (1912).
Charles Chesnutt, Ohio-born though a Fayetteville resident from 1866 until the early 1880s, sought to educate whites on racial issues by use of the written word. His books present the Afro-American view of southern life.
In this third installment, Patterson continues his series profiling North Carolina writers as well as those who have written in and about the state. He provides a short sketch of each writer, including birthplace, additional occupations, and works published.
Weymouth, novelist James Boyd's home in Southern Pines, was a meeting place for the Boyds and many of the country's best writers in the 1920s and 30s. Today Weymouth is divided into two parts: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve and the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.