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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 67 Issue 1, Jan 1990
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During the early 20th century, the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission undertook a campaign in rural North Carolina to educate the populace on the dangers of hookworm. This article examines that campaign and compares the campaign's objectives to its actual accomplishments. The campaign's attempt to change unsanitary conditions butted heads with rural traditions of independence and autonomy.
This article examines the personal letters between Calvin Henderson Wiley, North Carolina's first superintendent of public schools and politician John Wilson Cuningham. These letters tell scholars how public events in North Carolina were perceived through the eyes of these two prominent citizens.
This article examines the diary of Peter W. Hairston, a wealthy planter in North Carolina before the Civil War and Volunteer Aide to Confederate general Jubal A. Early. During the period of the diary, 7 November to 4 December 1863, Early and Hairston were a part of two major operations in Virginia. These operations were the Rappahannock Bridge and Mine Run campaigns. The diary illuminates the fading Confederate cause in 1863 and challenges to state and national authority in North Carolina.