Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 32 Issue 3, July 1955
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This is a reprint of a letter written by writer and Secretary of the Navy James Kirke Paulding to President John C. Calhoun. This letter was written in response to a speech given by Calhoun on March 4, 1850 as part of the debate on Clay's resolutions which formed the basis for the Compromise of 1850. Paulding had revealed himself in other writing to be sympathetic to the Southern position and to the institution of Slavery, and those sentiments are reflected in this letter.
This article provides a biographical sketch of North Carolina U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon. A particular focus is placed on his senatorial career and his political objections to national consolidation and the increasing power of the national government. Macon favored the agrarian and independent lifestyle favored by rural society and was interested in maintaining the rights of the states.
This article looks at the funding for segregated African American schools in the period between 1877 and 1894. Continually affected by legislation, the schools were made more separate and unequal by segregated tax funding that was continually fought and then reestablished during this time.
This is the first of a two-part article detailing the military experiences of Union soldier and Bethlehem, PA native James A. Peifer drawn primarily from the author's analysis of a collection of letters written by Peifer to his sister Mary. Excerpts from the letters are included.
This article is the first in a series examining the life and career of North Carolina Senator Bedford Brown. Particular attention is given to his unwavering belief in Republicanism, States Rights, and his loyalty to Unionism.
This article gives an account of a conflict between some members of the Cherokee tribe and the Stecoe settlement, located in Swain County. Some background information on Cherokee relations in this area at the time are included, as well as an account of the fallout of the conflict.