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21035
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This article examines documented accounts and cases of a disease referred to as \"yaws\" in an attempt to determine whether it was contracted as extensively as some accounts make it seem, or if it was just one among many health problems faced by the early settlers. An important distinction between two diseases known as \"yaws\" is made, with one being a topical disease restricted to rural areas and populations whose living conditions, knowledge of sanitation, and personal hygiene are rudimentary. The other was known at the time of press as endemic (or non-venereal) syphilis. Details of period symptoms, diagnoses, and identification of the types of \"yaws\" as well as modern distinctions made by the author based on his research are included.
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21034
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This article looks at the expanding success of the cigarette business in North Carolina in the 1880s through the exemplary success of the W. Duke, Sons & Company of Durham. The Duke Company became the largest American manufacturer of cigarettes by the end of the decade and was an important constituent firm in the formation of the giant American Tobacco Company in 1890. A significant element in the company's success was their commitment to advertising as a means of increasing sales, and this study of the nature of their advertising suggests some reasons for its apparent effectiveness in increasing the number of Duke's customers.
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21032
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This article seeks to build upon previous historians' work on the history of commercial shipping activities in North Carolina including the naval stores trade, provisions trade, lumber products shipping, and tobacco exportation. The author examines the Aaron Lopez papers who was a Rhode Island merchant actively involved in dispatching at least 37 voyages to North Carolina between 1761 and 1775.
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21036
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This article looks at former Whig Governor William Alexander Graham's appointment and service as Secretary of the Navy under President Millard Fillmore. Details of his career as well as period naval operations, advancements, and issues are included.
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21033
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This article looks at the establishment, structure, and function of the magistrates courts in colonial North Carolina. Information on single and multiple justice courts, on laws passed pertaining to magistrates courts, on areas of the courts purview, and of the justices' administrative duties is included.
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