Check out what’s new in the North Carolina Collection.

Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in the University Library Catalog and they are all available for use in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

You can pickle that! Recipes from the Collection

Pickles and Relishes from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

Fig Pickles from Capital city cook book : a collection of practical tested receipts.

Pickled Shrimp from Dixie dishes.

Squash Pickles from What’s cookin’? in 1822.

Cantaloupe Pickles from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

Artichoke Pickles from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear.

Watermelon Rind Pickles from North Carolina and Old Salem cookery.

No, it wasn’t Dorothy Counts who repatriated James Baldwin

I Am Not Your Negro begins with [James Baldwin‘s] return to the U.S. in 1957 after living in France for almost a decade — a return prompted by seeing a photograph of 15-year-old Dorothy Counts and the violent white mob that surrounded her as she entered and desegregated Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. After seeing that picture, Baldwin explained, ‘I could simply no longer sit around Paris discussing the Algerian and the black American problem. Everybody was paying their dues, and it was time I went home and paid mine.’ ”

— From “The Imperfect Power of I Am Not Your Negro” by Dagmawi Woubshet in The Atlantic (Feb. 8)

A dramatic turning point, for sure — but chronologically impossible