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21650
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This article examines the role the colony of North Carolina had in the Seven Years' War. The colony legislature was not very helpful, providing only small amounts of money and 300 soldiers to help defend Fort Duquesne from a French assault in 1757. Militia from western North Carolina was involved in fending of Indian attacks in the western part of the state between 1760 and 1761.
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21652
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This article examines counterfeit currency in colonial North Carolina, especially between the 1760s and 1770s. Like most of the colonies, North Carolina often suffered from a shortage of legal tender during this period, leading to counterfeiting of paper money. While the western part of the colony was particularly vulnerable to counterfeiting, it did not pose a significant threat to legitimate currency.
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21717
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This article examines the society of the Albemarle Borderlands of North Carolina from its origins in 1663 to 1729. It looks at the population make up, presence of plantations, slavery, wildlife, agriculture, and historiography of the region.
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21858
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This article examines the county buildings of colonial North Carolina and the importance they played with the local community. Courthouses, jails, and warehouses were specially built by counties and were indicative of the county's responsiveness to public needs.
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24629
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The extract from ‘Lawson’s History of North Carolina’ discusses the colony’s first ‘historian,’ John Lawson (1674-1712), as he travels across North Carolina and learns about the various indigenous groups living in the region.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 3, July 1960, p11-12
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24681
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Walser discusses John Lawson (1674-1712) and his contributions to the historical studies and exploration of North Carolina. Lawson wrote the famous ‘History of North Carolina,’ which was a mixture of facts, tall tales, and thrilling true adventures.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 15, December 1954, p15, 20, il
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24695
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The earliest developments in the Carolina region are obscure and uncertain. Some settlers bought land from Indians or received land from grants in Virginia prior to 1663. The author discusses some of the earliest settlements in the region.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 25, May 1955, p20-24, il, map
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21991
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An essay on events in colonial and revolutionary North Carolina with a particular focus on Mecklenburg County and recurring religious and political themes.
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22064
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This article details the 1740 Cartagena Expedition, an assault on Spanish colonies in South America. Forces consisted of 12,000 English troops and 3,600 troops from England's North American colonies including 400 North Carolinians. The expedition failed and resulted in the deaths of almost the entire North Carolina regiment along with majority of the English and Colonial ground forces.
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22065
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This article details and describes Outer Banks and the Roanoke Island area geography where America's first English settlement was located. Using historical maps, the article shows the different names used by colonists and explorers for the same features and describes why some features made settlement there desirable.
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22060
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This article examines 18th century Edenton resident, colonial leader, and Continental Congress delegate Joseph Hewes. A Quaker merchant, Hewes was one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence who died in Philadelphia in 1779 at the age of fifty.
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22059
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This article discusses the life and times of 18th century North Carolinian John Penn. A lawyer from a well to do family, Penn was a political leader in Revolutionary North Carolina and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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22083
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A history of colonial North Carolina from 1700-1750 that disputes the accepted historiography of the time, particularly the work of George Chalmers, and attempts to compensate for the lack of surviving historical commentary from the period. An article appendix includes details of the wills that demonstrates period conditions.
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22096
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This article accounts the plight of the German Palatines from their expulsion from their German homeland by French forces in the late 17th century, to immigrating to England in the early 18th century and subsequently landing in the New World, settling in many places including North Carolina.
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22297
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This article chronicles the establishment of schools and implementation of education in North Carolina between the late 17th century and the mid-18th century.
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