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16139
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State workers suffered immensely during the Great Depression whether agricultural or industrial laborers. President Roosevelt's New Deal aided the state's cotton and tobacco farmers by introducing the Agricultural Adjustment Acts. New Deal programs created opportunities through construction of new schools, hospitals, airports, found jobs for women in canneries and sewing shops, and put young men to work maintaining state parks.
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16853
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The Historical Records Survey, part of the Works Progress Administration, hired unemployed clerks, stenographers, and teachers to catalog and protect public records in an effort to aid historians, archivists, and curators. The program ran for five years between 1935 and 1940 and operated out of Raleigh. One hundred and ten workers were given the task of focusing on information from the clerk of court and register of deeds from the state's 100 counties.
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20969
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This article looks at the adaptation of legal defenses used to justify opposition to Acts of Parliament in the Revolutionary period and those used by Southern states to justify secession in 1860. Particular attention is given to the idea that Southern secessionists saw themselves as following in the footsteps of the founding fathers in seeking severance from their corrupt government and examining the actual similarities and differences between the two movements and their central arguments.
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20344
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In the past, the Baptists of North Carolina have been accused of hostility toward education. Despite the plight of the largely low income, rural, farming groups, Baptists groups actually expressed an acceptance of education as power, producing some of the earliest public schools and universities in the state.
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