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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 35 Issue 3, Jul 1958
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In 1904, a theatrical guide listed 39 towns in North Carolina that held opera houses. Piedmont towns such as Greensboro, Charlotte, Salisbury, and Winston-Salem were among the list. In this article, Rulfs surveys the opera houses of the Piedmont through their splendor and decline, looking at trends in productions.
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.
Between the American Revolution and the middle of the 19th century, the town of Warrenton was a bright spot in the state's informal education system. Among several academies, the Warrenton Female Academy was founded in 1809 by Jacob Mordecai, an education pioneer.
A powerful senator for the state of North Carolina, John Branch, once in the great graces of Andrew Jackson, became the motivation for the development of the Whig Party in North Carolina.