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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 63 Issue 1, Jan 1986
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This article examines the 30 years prior to the American Revolution for patterns regarding runaway slaves attempts and their success. Historical records indicated several interesting trends including the smaller number of escape attempts when compared to surrounding colonies, the increase in attempts when African-born slaves were involved, and the increased success rate when American-born slaves attempted escape.
This article examines the architecturally distinguished Cupola House of Edenton and the steps taken to preserve the house. Built by Richard Sanderson in the 1720s, the house was a blend of Jacobean and early Georgian styles. After the house came into the possession of Dr. Samuel Dickinson in 1777, it remained in his family until 1918. In 1918, then owner Tillie Bond sold the first floor woodwork to the Brooklynn Museum to the community's outrage. A grass roots movement was organized by local residents to purchase the house and preserve it as a historic site.
This article examines the origins of East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina, in the framework of the Progressive reforms of the early 20th century. Founded as East Carolina Teachers Training School, ECU sprung from a state wide debate on how to train teachers for an expanding number of schools. Opposed by Piedmont and western interests who did not want another eastern school, the college was approved after a series of bond issues in 1907 and began classes shortly after.