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Due to its proximity to the state, North Carolinians were frightened by John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid. Between 1840 and 1857 North Carolinians engaged in erratic activities such as intercepting antislavery mail and harassing known abolitionists. North Carolina residents Hinton Rowan embarrassed residents to intensified anti-abolitionist efforts with the publication of 'The Impending Crisis.' Reaction to the raid was especially strong in the Piedmont, though the harassment of blacks and abolitionist whites was present throughout the state.
The North Carolina gubernatorial Democratic primary campaign of 1920 demonstrates the conservative-progressive split which happened in the state's Democratic Party. Three main issues divided the candidates: 'machine' politics, women's suffrage and state press coverage of the campaign.
Born and raised in Surry County, Hardin Edwards Taliaferro was a Baptist minister, writer, and editor of the 'South Western Baptist.' Within a three year period, he wrote a deeply religious book and a humorous one which won him acclaim as a regional literary humorist.