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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 55 Issue 2, Apr 1978
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During the Antebellum period in North Carolina, internal improvements for the state were impacted little by party affiliations in the state legislature. Year by year analyses of the state legislature during this period determined that sectionalism was much more important in determining the success of legislation. These analyses demonstrate how difficult it was for multisectional parties to address sectional issues such as internal improvements.
Within North Carolina and the South in general, it is much more difficult to trace the genealogy of blacks than whites. This is because of the scarcity or nonexistence of the records needed to properly trace a lineage. This is even more apparent when the lineage in question comes from the descendants of slaves. When this is the case, researchers must look at the black family records as well as the white family which were the slave owners. It is much easier to trace the lineage of a free black family.
The Appalachian region of the United States, including the western mountains of North Carolina, has a unique dialect formed by the Scotch-Irish settlement of the region before and after the Revolutionary War. Isolated by the rugged terrain of the Appalachian region, communities still speak in a manner that has not changed much when compared to other regions of the country.