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1835 Constitutional Convention
by Jeffrey, Thomas E. 1835 Constitutional Convention Originally published as "It Needed to Change before the State Could Grow: The Constitutional Convention of 1835" by Thomas E. Jeffrey Reprinted with permission [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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.)
1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Ad Valorem Taxation of Slaves
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. Ad valorem taxation of slaves was a major political issue in antebellum North Carolina and continued during the Civil War as a manifestation of the divisions between the planter class and the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
by Williams, Wiley J. As early as 1860, North Carolina governor John W. Ellis urged the General Assembly to set up a board of agriculture. Legislators ignored the request because of their concern over the impending Civil [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Hezekiah
by Preyer, Norris W. Hezekiah Alexander, Revolutionary statesman, was born in Cecil County, Md., of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His grandfather, Joseph Alexander, a tanner, is thought to be one of seven brothers who migrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Mark
by Bracey, Susan L. Mark Alexander, lawyer, gentleman farmer, and politician, was born at the family home, Salem, Mecklenburg County, Va., the son of Mark and Lucy Bugg Alexander. His ancestors, Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Sydenham Benoni
by Noblin, Stuart. Alexander, Sydenham Benoni by Stuart Noblin, 1979 8 Dec. 1840–14 June 1921 Sydenham Benoni Alexander, agriculturist and legislator, was born at Rosedale, a Mecklenburg County farm ten miles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, Eleazer
by Price, William S., Jr. Eleazer Allen, colonial official, was born in Massachusetts to the former Mary Anna Bendall and Daniel Allen, a Harvard M.A. and librarian of the college. After the death of his father sometime [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Allen, William
by Fant, H. B. William Allen, congressman, governor of Ohio, lawyer, and nationally prominent Democratic leader, was born in Edenton, one of three natural sons of Nathaniel Allen (ca. 1755–1805) and Fanny Coulston. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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