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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 61 Issue 4, Oct 1984
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Prior to the Civil War, North Carolinians united in their disgust towards the poor and poor relief. They often associated poverty with illness and petty crime and the local and state governments did little to help combat it. During the Civil War, thousands of small North Carolina fell into poverty which forced the state and its citizens to reexamine its view of the subject. Local county governments took unheard of actions to solve the problem but ultimately failed. By the end of the Civil War, North Carolinians suffered from hunger and poverty on a scale unheard of to that point in North Carolina history.
During World War II, Camp Sutton in Union County was a US Army engineer training base and prisoner-of-war camp. Camp Sutton housed over 1,000 German soldiers captured in France, Italy, and North Africa. One Camp Sutton prisoner, Matthias Buschheuer, relates his experiences which were common amongst his German comrades. Buschheuer's pleasant experiences at Camp Sutton created strong bonds with many North Carolinians that became lifelong friendships.
Throughout the history of North Carolina, from the initial colonization up to the present day, black artisans and craftsmen play an important role in creating the architecture of the state. Black slaves and freedmen worked in all the construction trades, even in creative and independent roles. Through their contribution to the state's architectural heritage some of the North Carolina's finest old structures were created.