Planning a visit? Browse through the Official Visitors Guide, available at no cost either online or by mail. For a closer look at Charlotte’s history and background, check out:

“Sorting out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975,” by Thomas W. Hanchett.

“Charlotte: Spirit of the New South,” by Mary Norton Kratt.

“Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905 – 1950,” by Mary Norton Kratt and Mary Manning Boyer.

“New South Women: Twentieth Century Women of Charlotte, North Carolina,: by Mary Norton Kratt.

“Charlotte, NC: Its Historic Neighborhoods,” by John R. Rogers and Amy T. Roger