Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 62 Issue 4, Oct 1985
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An examination of civil governor William Woods Holden's utilization of the state's detective unit - a forerunner to the State Bureau of Investigation - to describe the role that secret agents played during the Reconstruction era in North Carolina. Particular attention is given to Holden's use of the agents in an effort to halt the spread of Ku Klux Klan violence and to thwart the plans of the clan to halt Republican political power and reestablish conservative rule in the state.
An examination of the convention movement of the 1830s and at constitutional and suffrage reform revealing that party politics, which played a vital role in the movement, also proved to be an important factor behind the movement's failure a generation later.
An in-depth examination of the life and work of the miners at Gold Hill, in Rowan County, as well as a look at the mining process and the role of the labor force that operated the gold industry in North Carolina in the mid-19th century.