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Antebellum (1820-1861)
American Party
by Harris, William C. The American Party, also known as the Know-Nothing Party, was organized in North Carolina by Kenneth Rayner during the winter of 1854-55. Its opponents referred to it as the "Know-Nothing Party" [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Antebellum Literature
by Sparrow, W. Keats. Views through Pen and Ink: North Carolina's Antebellum Literature Records an Era By W. Keats Sparrow Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 1996. Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Antebellum Women in NC
by Bynum, Victoria E. Antebellum Women in North Carolina Originally published as "The Five Classes of Women in North Carolina" by Victoria E. Bynum Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Anti-Slavery Movement in North Carolina
by Lasley, Rebecca Graham. Appearances can be deceiving. At first glance, the wagon pictured to the right looks like an ordinary farm vehicle of the early 1800s. It consists of a simple wooden box mounted on wheels that are [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Architecture- Part 3: Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Other Nineteenth-Century Trends
by Bishir, Catherine W. Architecture by Catherine W. Bishir, 2006 See also: Barns; Biltmore House; Christ Episcopal Church; College of Design; Cupola House; Independence Building; State Capitol; Architecture [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ballad of Tom Dooley
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Thomas C. Dula was born in Wilkes County on 20 June 1844, the son of Mary Dula. In 1862 he enlisted in the 42nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, as a private. Dula was captured at Kinston and was a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bandy
by Sumner, Jim L. Bandy was a popular sport on North Carolina's college and school campuses prior to the Civil War. The sport, which closely resembled modern field hockey, featured two teams of varying numbers using a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bank of Cape Fear
by Steelman, Bennett L. The Bank of Cape Fear was the first private state bank chartered in North Carolina and one of the state's largest banks until the Civil War. Created by an act of the General Assembly in 1804, the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, Robert Ruffin
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Robert Ruffin Barrow, planter, was born in Halifax County, the eldest child of Bartholomew Barrow and his first wife, Ascension Slatter, daughter of James Slatter and Charity Cotten. He was reared in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bechtler Mint
by Holland, Ron. Before gold was discovered in California in 1848, North Carolina was the leading gold-producing state. Although gold was found in some abundance in North Carolina, gold coins as a medium of exchange [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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