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Colonial period (1600-1763)
18th-Century Hurricanes
by Ijames, Earl. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a hurricane is a three-dimensional, severe tropical cyclone with sustained winds at or above 74 miles per hour. When these big storms strike, they [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Abercromby (or Abercrombie), James
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. James Abercromby (or Abercrombie), colonial agent and member of Parliament, was born in Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He was the third son of Alexander Abercromby, M.P. There were many [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Admiralty Courts
by Cain, Robert J. Admiralty Courts in the colonial era dealt with maritime issues requiring adjudication, including both criminal and noncriminal matters. Although the royal Charters of 1663 and 1665 granted power to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
African Americans - Part 2: Life under slavery
by Alexander, Roberta Sue, Barfield, Rodney D., Nash, Steven E. Part i: Introduction; Part ii: Life under slavery and the achievements of free blacks; Part iii: Emancipation and the Freedmen's Fight for Civil Rights; Part iv: Segregation and the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Akehurst (Ackhust, Acorst, Akust), Daniel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Daniel Akehurst (Ackhust, Acorst, Akust), colonial official, was born in England, probably in Sussex. He settled in North Carolina in the early 1680s. Akehurst was a devout Quaker and served as a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alston, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Alston, early settler, is remembered more as the progenitor of a family whose members have played significant political and social roles in North Carolina than as an important figure in his own [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
America's Four Hundredth Anniversary
by Neville, John D. Between 1984 and 1987, North Carolina commemorated the quadricentennial of the attempts by Sir Walter Raleigh to colonize what are now the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the years between 1584 and [...] (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.)
Archdale, John
by Hood, Henry G., Jr. John Archdale, colonial governor and proprietary shareholder of Carolina, was born in England, the son of Thomas and Mary Nevill Archdale and the grandson of Richard Archdale, a London merchant. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Archdale, John
by Daniels, Dennis F. John Archdale (ca. May 5, 1642-ca. July 4, 1717) served as Albemarle County’s acting governor between 1683 and1686 and as Carolina’s provincial governor from 1694 to 1696. He was born in [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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