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4 results for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 8 Issue 4, Oct 1931
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19747
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This article looks at the colonial roots of the Trading Path, an extremely popular travel and trade route through North Carolina that would later become the route for a system of 20th century highways. The article utilizes period accounts of exploration and travel along the path as well as descriptions of encounters with various Indian tribes with a particular focus on the travels of surveyor John Lawson, traders James Needham and Gabriel Arthur, and explorer John Lederer.
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19740
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This article looks at the limited means for communication in North Carolina during the revolutionary period. The piece focuses on challenges to timely communication centered on the slow development of a proper postal system in the state, including an examination of messenger services, poor facilities and roads, and prohibitive costs as well as the consequences of unreliable communication methods.
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19741
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This article looks at various elements of the courtship and marriage customs typical to the antebellum period in North Carolina. The article is divided into sections dedicated to parental consent for courtship, courtship customs, the coquette, illegitimacy, the engagement, and the marriage ceremony, all of which include information ranging from social attitudes and accepted practices to state laws and legislation.
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19759
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This is a reprint of a collection of letters from Romulus M. Saunders (1791-1867), a Crawford leader in the North Carolina delegation in Congress, to Bartlett Yancy (1785-1828) speaker of the state Senate and leader of the Crawford following in the state. The letters span the period between December 30, 1821 and March 21, 1828, five months before Yancy's death. The introduction by Newsome includes Saunders' and Yancy's biographical information as well as some description of 1824 presidential candidate William H. Crawford and his supporting political movement in North Carolina.
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