William Price returns to Perry for Afternoon with an Author

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 05:23 PM

William Price will make a return visit to Perry Memorial Library on Sunday, where he will be the featured speaker for Afternoon with an Author.

The program, which will begin at 2 p.m., is a regular offering of Friends of Perry Memorial Library.

In December, Price spoke about the memoir of his brother, Reynolds Price, at another Afternoon with an Author event.

This time, he will be speaking about his own book, “Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina: Three Views of his Character and Creed.”

Price is also the author of “The Way We Live in North Carolina,” “North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1702-1708” and “Discovering North Carolina.”

The volume on higher-court records won the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History in 1975.

“The Way We Lived in North Carolina” received the James Harvey Robinson Prize of the American Historical Association in 1984.

Price was born in Asheboro but grew up in Warren County. His father, Will Price, had ties to Warrenton and his mother, Elizabeth Rodwell Price, came from Macon.

Price earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He was Kenan Professor of History at Meredith College in Raleigh and worked for many years for the N.C. Division of Archives and History, including 14 years as director.

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