Everyone Helped Their Neighbor: Memories of Nags Head Woods
In the 1980's, The Nature Conservancy began work on the fast-growing Outer Banks by protecting Nags Head Woods. One of the last intact martiime forests on the East Coast, the Woods was in danger of becoming a housing development. In the late nineteenth century Nags Head Woods was home to about forty families and to this day remnants of their time there can be seen during a walk in the preserve. Based on oral histories Everyone Helped His Neighbor documents the social and cultural history of a community that worked the land and waters of this unique place. Originally published in 1987, this reissue edition contains a forewarod by David S. Cecelski and an afterword by the authors.