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for Tar Heel Junior Historian Vol. 20 Issue 2, Winter 1981
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The slave revolt led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia, in August of 1831, caused 59 white deaths and widespread destruction. Morris describes how the citizens of North Carolina reacted when the news reached them and how the revolt affected slaves at the time and in the ensuing years.
The James Adams Floating Theatre, a showboat built in Washington, North Carolina, in 1914, brought theater to residents of coastal and inland waterways from the Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas. Francis describes the boat's construction and travels. Author Edna Ferber sailed on the vessel to gather information for her acclaimed novel SHOW BOAT.
One of the nation's largest flag collections, which contains over 320 items dating from the American Revolution to the present, is housed in Raleigh in the North Carolina Museum of History. The oldest flag dates from 1781 and is thought to have been carried at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
At Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781, one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War was fought. Baker recounts the events of the battle.