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Antebellum (1820-1861)
1776-1860 Overview
by Anonymous. In early December, 1776, delegates to the Fifth Provincial Congress adopted the first constitution for North Carolina. On December 21, 1776, Richard Caswell became the first governor of North [...] (from North Carolina Manual.)
1830-1850: Antebellum NC Begins
by Watson, Harry L. 1830-1850: Antebellum NC Begins Originally published as "Winning the Fight for Progress-- North Carolina's Antebellum years begin: 1830-1850" by Harry L. Watson Reprinted with permission from [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
1850-1861: NC before the War
by Watson, Harry L. 1850-1861: NC before the War Originally published as "A Shadow Over Progress: 1850-1861" by Harry L. Watson Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 1996. Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Agricultural Economy of Antebellum Life
by LeCount, Charles. One hundred fifty years ago, nearly all North Carolinians made their living by farming. And even the majority of those who did not actually farm were still tied to the state’s agricultural economy: [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Agricultural Society
by Williams, Wiley J. Agricultural Society by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 See also: State Fair. The Agricultural Society of North Carolina was organized in December 1818 in Raleigh with Governor John Branch as ex [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alamance Mills
by McGrath, Eileen, Glass, Brent D. The original Alamance Cotton Mill was founded by Edwin M. Holt and William A. Carrigan on Big Alamance Creek near Burlington in 1837, at the site of several small, water-powered operations, including [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
by Hill, Michael. The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, a man-made waterway connecting Albemarle Sound with the Chesapeake Bay, was proposed initially by William Byrd II in 1728. Surveys were made, but engineering [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Albemarle Steam Navigation Company
by Parramore, Thomas C. The Albemarle Steam Navigation Company was incorporated in 1860 as the Albemarle Steam Packet Company. Its 24 initial investors included Edward Wood, Henry A. Bond, Joseph Norcom, and others of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Indians - Part 3: European contact to the era of removal
by DiNome, William G. Part i: Introduction; Part ii: American Indians before European contact; Part iii: Indian tribes from European contact to the era of removal; Part iv: The struggle for Indian sovereignty and cultural [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Indians in Antebellum NC
by Nathans, Sydney. American Indians in Antebellum NC Originally published as "A Class All Their Own: American Indians in Antebellum North Carolina" by Sydney Nathans Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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