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Following the Civil War, Albion Winegar Tourgee, a Northern carpetbagger, moved to North Carolina where he made many contributions to his adopted state. Tourgee served in the constitutional convention of 1868, was a stalwart of the Republican Party, fought the rise of the Klu Klux Klan, and took part in the Union League. His courtship and 50 year marriage to Emma Kilborn was a reflection of the status of courtship and marriage in the second half of the 19th century in North Carolina.
John Abbot was an American naturalist and biological illustrator of the 18th century through whose work the ornithology and entomology of the southeastern coastal plain were examined in minute detail. First visiting Virginia in 1773, Abbott spent the next decades cataloging and studying the birds and insects of the Southeastern United States. In 1797 he published a book of his findings including wonderful watercolors of his specimens in 'The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia.'
During the first state legislature to meet in North Carolina after Reconstruction, thirteen black assemblymen served and were informed through words and actions that Democrats would do everything possible to undo the progress that had been achieved during Reconstruction. The legislature passed racially restrictive laws in its 1876-1877 session that encouraged racial discrimination and restricted the rights of black citizens.