Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 54 Issue 2, April 1977
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This article looks at political and social opposition to development and industrial and technological advances within the infrastructure of antebellum North Carolina. Comparisons are made between political and social players in the period debate, and a satirical work of fiction is published in a Raleigh newspaper featuring \"Squire Oldway,\" the characterized embodiment of the opposition, along with his fictional peers, such as \"Jack Steamer\", the characterized railroad enthusiast.
This social history uses an analysis of social structures, social groupings, social interactions, and power configurations to examine the exercise of power in the antebellum South. Focusing on the attributes of power-holders and their importance in shaping any society via the role of the planter/slaveholder, the author uses Mecklenburg County as a case study because of its representative antebellum attributes and the postwar changes that occurred there.
This article examines research into the history of the Mecklenburg Declaration, the purported first American official document declaring a desire to be independent from Great Britain. A history of how the story of the document surfaced, as well as how it was used, celebrated, and remembered throughout history both in and outside of North Carolina is included.
This article traces a decline in the professionalism of the study of history in the 1960s and 1970s in both North Carolina and the field at large.