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8587
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Mollie Jordan of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, began writing for the Spirit of the Age in 1855. Her articles were notable not only because they were written at a time which saw very few female writers, but also because of the topics she wrote about. Mollie believed that women were the intellectual equals to men, and her articles displayed this conviction. When she married the newspaper's editor, Alexander Gorman of Raleigh, on December 4, 1855, her writings began defending the wife's role in the home, arguing that more respect should be granted to wives for their struggles. She also defended spinsters, arguing that a woman should not be forced into marriage and that those who chose not to marry still held an important place in society. Mollie soon became a co-editor of the newspaper, even taking over full operations when her husband was away. The Civil War greatly affected the Spirit of the Age. The newspaper was forced to limit the size of its paper and the decision was made to cut the women's section. During the later stages of the war, Alexander Gorman was forced to sell the newspaper. He died in 1865. Mollie had little money left because her Confederate savings were worthless. She persevered, however, and continued to raise her four children. Her feminist role is largely forgotten, but the topics she wrote about were truly revolutionary.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 4, Sept 1983, p20-22, por
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9247
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Although allowed to fall into disrepair from the time of the Civil War until 1917, Stonewall Plantation near Rocky Mount was bought by the Nash Count Historical Association in 1974. Funded by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the society has restored the building which was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 6, Nov 1979, p26, il
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9356
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Revolutionary General and North Carolina native, Francis Nash, led troops under Washington in the battle at Germantown, Pennsylvania where Nash was mortally wounded. The Continental Congress voted funds for a monument in the General's memory. Nash is buried in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 6, Nov 1974, p10-11, 44, il
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21053
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An examination of the estates records of Edgecombe County during its first fifty years, through October court, 1783, reveals the type and size of private libraries.\r\n
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21272
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A look at the newspaper and periodical reading habits and subscriptions of the citizens of Rocky Mount as recorded by their postmaster Jesse H. Edwards between 1859 and 1860. Information on specific newspaper and periodicals as well as their editors and content is included.
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24510
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A spa called Shocco Springs in use in the 1800s in Warren County provided patrons with entertainment, fine dining, and the curative aspects of the nearby mineral springs. This article presents the history and popularity of the spa.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 11, April 1978, p22-23, il
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