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Social Characteristics of Antebellum North Carolina


Abstract:
This article examines the general social attitudes and habits of North Carolina during the antebellum period through the analysis of laws passed, Supreme Court decisions, local newspaper articles and perspectives on North Carolina from neighboring states. The author finds that the most common social characteristics for the period were individualism, conservatism, sectionalism, provincialism, and superstition, and each trait is addressed in its own section.
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19656
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