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North Carolinians were divided on the issue of succession at the outbreak of war because of the state's growing industrial nature. The Whig Party or \"Unionists\" hesitated to secede without deliberation while the Democrats or \"Secessionists\" believed it was the state's honor and duty to join the Confederacy. Both parties argued their sides in Federal and Confederate Congresses without reaching compromise. The author reviews each side's ideals and attempts to define the objectives of each party which were sometimes blurred.
This article looks at the life of Francois X. Martin and his writing of \"The History of North Carolina, From the Earliest Period.\" Biographical information on his early years, details of his writing of \"The History of North Carolina,\" as well as analysis of the quality of his writing, the text's content and historical value, and Martin's style are included.