Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts Vol. 29 Issue 2, Winter 2003
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A study of a painting of Benjamin Hawkins and the Creek Indians explored its relationship to Thomas Jefferson’s policy for the assimilation process during the first decade of the nineteenth century. Hawkins, a former North Carolina senator, was appointed to implement and oversee the civilization plan. Signs of assimilation are apparent in the painting, but they do not reflect an absolute change in the Creek social structure.
John Dart’s 1754 inventory demonstrates the strength and diversity of Charles Town, South Carolina’s textile trade in the mid-eighteenth century. It was based on society’s demand for imported foreign-made goods and their search for self-definition. Dart exploited diverse commercial opportunities to reach consumers throughout North Carolina and the eastern region.