Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 77 Issue 1, Jan 2000
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The second in a series of articles examining of the formative years of industrial electric supply systems, specifically the Southern Power Company that would become the Duke Power Company in 1924. By that time, the company was already important to the region's industrial development. Storm and flood damage in 1916 led to the construction of three more dams along the Catawba River and the company gained a rate increase in 1921 as well. In 1924, the company also established the Duke Endowment and Charitable Foundation and reorganized Trinity College into Duke University. For its philanthropic work, the Duke Power Company was given even better rates.
This article examines the political quarrel between North Carolina congressman George Henry White, the only black member of Congress in 1900, and Josephus Daniels, the editor of the Raleigh 'News and Observer.' White and Daniels feuded over White's efforts to promote racial equality and introduction of a federal anti-lynching law, all of which Daniels opposed. White did not run for reelection to the House of Representatives, retired from politics, and relocated to the North because of Daniels campaign against him through the newspaper.
This article examines the how the shipbuilding industry helped rejuvenate the economy of North Carolina during World War II. Wooden shipbuilding in particular was already established at several small facilities within the state. Through these facilities, 148 wooden vessels were built in North Carolina that saw service in World War II.