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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 15 Issue 2, April 1938
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A continuation of an article in the January 1938 issue, this piece continues to follow Badger's Senatorial career looking specifically at the Compromise of 1850. This legislation dealt with newly acquired territories from the Mexican-American War. The Compromise was filled with tension between northern and southern states regarding topics such as state succession and slavery, Badger's remarks on both are analyzed here from the personal speeches made by the Senator.
Part of Martin Van Buren's records at the Library of Congress includes 61 volumes of various correspondence and personal papers. Within these are letters between Van Buren and several of the state's Democrats of the period. The relevant letters are reprinted here to demonstrate North Carolinian's opinions on national issues of the period. This is a continuation from the January 1938 volume and contains letters from March 1840 to August 1852.
Tobacco production in the state before the Civil War was a modest industry still largely more successful in southern Virginia. The author argues that even though tobacco production was limited before the war, what was in place led to the tobacco boom post-war. The article includes statistical data concerning the distribution of tobacco factories and projected output values between 1850 and 1860.