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University Gazette

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Historian William Powell left his mark on state

William S. Powell was the author or editor of more than 100 books, pamphlets and articles about North Carolina and its history. As a professor at Carolina from 1973 to 1986, he taught North Carolina history to more than 6,000 students. Thousands more learned about the state through Powell’s carefully researched reference books.
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