Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 41 Issue 4, Oct 1964
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This article examines political turmoil in the Republican Party at the beginning of the 20th century and how Jonathan Elwood Cox emerged from the party's unrest. The author reflects on Cox's reluctance to accept the nomination for governor and how his role played into both state and national politics of the time. The main analysis focuses on how Cox lost the gubernatorial election and its implications for state Republicans.
McDowell was an early botanists intrigued by the flora of western North Carolina. Born in South Carolina, McDowell moved to the state in 1826 and worked as a pioneer landholder, tailor, and naturalist in Macon County until his death on July 14, 1879. McDowell worked with other regional and national botanist during this period to catalog and identify native species in western North Carolina.
Spain successfully colonized large tracts along the North American Atlantic coast but English settlements in North Carolina shifted the balance of power. The author looks to historic accounts of Spanish diplomatic and military reactions to English settlements in the New World through the end of the 17th century. In so doing, the author analyzes relations between the two European powers during this period, as well as, how the New World colonization was defined by both nations.
This article describes the history of the first fully-realized map of North Carolina created by surveyors Jonathan Price and John Strother. Work began in 1792 with petitions to the state for project funding but the work and printed copies of the map were not available until 1806. The author discusses the difficulties of financing the project, general histories of the surveyors involved, and the finished product including inaccuracies.
Elkanah Watson was a notable noted 19th century author who spent two years in eastern North Carolina as a planter-merchant. During this period, the state was grappling over the issue of ratifying the newly written constitution. The author examines primary documentation from Watson's manuscript collection to argue that the author played a significant role in supporting state Federalists and the eventual ratification of the constitution by state representatives.