The 2011 Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians contains several contributions representing different periods and geographic locations. This diversity is consistent with the Association itself, which brings together historians throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond. The Journal provides a juried, peer reviewed venue for historians to present their work on a variety of subjects. Unlike many other scholarly journals, the JNCAH does not restrict itself to a field of historical inquiry (social, military, economic, and so forth) nor to a particular period or place. Thus, the Journal's content is often as diverse as the NCAH itself.