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American Indians in WWII
by La Vere, David. North Carolina’s American Indians in World War II by Dr. David La Vere/Our State Books Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2005. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Backcountry
by Butler, Lindley S. Backcountry was the term used during the early settlement and colonial periods for the vast interior of North Carolina, located away from the coastline and including both the modern-day Piedmont and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barden, Graham Arthur
by Riley, Jack. Graham Arthur Barden, congressman, was born in Turkey Township, Sampson County, the son of James Jefferson Barden and Mary Robinson James. He grew up in Pender County, served as a seaman in the navy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bare Boxing Incident
by Powell, William S. The loose structure of government institutions in colonial North Carolina at times resulted in lapses of decorum that appear outrageous and humorous from a modern perspective. An early example of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bassett Affair
by Johnson, Lloyd. The Bassett Affair significantly enhanced the ideal of academic freedom in North Carolina and the nation. The controversy involved Tarboro native John Spencer Bassett, who taught history at Trinity [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bayard, Elizabeth Cornell
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. Elizabeth Cornell Bayard, the plaintiff in the North Carolina Superior Court case Bayard v. Singleton (1787), was the daughter of Samuel Cornell (1731–81) and Susannah Mabson (1736/37–10 Feb. 1778). [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beer
by LeClaire, Bryan. During the last half of the nineteenth century, an influx of German immigrants brought lager beer with them to many parts of the United States. The American taste for beer grew steadily during this [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bill of Rights
by Childs, T. Mike. North Carolina's original copy of the Bill of Rights, stolen in 1865, has had a long and checkered journey before it finally returned to the state in 2005.It was created in 1789, when Congress [...] (from NCpedia.)
Black and Tan Constitution
by Harris, William C. The Black and Tan Constitution was a derisive label used by many white Democrats to characterize the North Carolina Constitution of 1868. The term referred to the individuals who were believed to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blue Lodges
by McGee, Barry. Blue Lodges were secret groups organized to defend slavery and the "southern way of life" in response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The new law, sponsored by Senator Stephen A. Douglas of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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