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The University of North Carolina bestowed its first honorary degree to William Richards Davie, recognized \"founder and principal supporter.\" Davie remains a controversial and complex figure who was a \"soldier, statesman, Federalist, slaveholder, convinced elitist, and founder of the University of the People.\" His ideals for the University of the People rested not on a democratic education system but to produce the ruling elite to govern the people.
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21148
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This article looks at political and social opposition to development and industrial and technological advances within the infrastructure of antebellum North Carolina. Comparisons are made between political and social players in the period debate, and a satirical work of fiction is published in a Raleigh newspaper featuring \"Squire Oldway,\" the characterized embodiment of the opposition, along with his fictional peers, such as \"Jack Steamer\", the characterized railroad enthusiast.
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3171
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Prior to 1830, the state was called the Rip van Winkle state for not keeping pace with dynamic changes happening elsewhere. However, between 1830 and 1861, the antebellum period, positive changes in transportation, education, and politics took place.
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