Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 4 Issue 4, Oct 1927
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On April 16, 1862 the Confederate Congress passed the first conscription act. Opposition to the policy was strong in North Carolina where intense individualism, a distrust of outside authority, and the most complete enforcement of the conscription laws caused the governor and chief justice to conflict with the confederate policymakers.
This first installment of a multi-part article details the highly politicized debate concerning a constitutional amendment to establish voting districts which raged on from the end of the War of 1812 through the 1820s. The historic documentation of the debate concerning this amendment within the state is reprinted in this series of articles.