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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 71 Issue 1, Jan 1994
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In 1968, Richard Nixon reconciled with Republican and Democratic Dixiecrat segregationist led by Strom Thurmond and effectively ended the second Reconstruction of the 1950s and 1960s. To gain their support, Nixon promised to restrict federal support on desegregation and nominate Southern white conservatives to the Supreme Court. This exchange of political favors closely resembled the terms agreed to at Wormley's Hotel, in Washington D.C., that ended the first Reconstruction in 1877.
This article presents and annotates a portion of the diary of Henry William Gangewer (1827-1880), which records the day to day activities of the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during the Burnside Expedition. The Burnside Expedition captured Roanoke Island on 7 February 1862 from Confederate forces.
This article examines and calculates the number of slaves imported into North Carolina before slave trade restrictions were imposed in the mid-1790s. Overall slave trade in North Carolina was limited in scope as the state was not part of the triangular trade. Specialized slave merchants in the region were rare as the slave trade was incidental to the activities of the vessels engaging in it. Available records indicate the import of 3,236 slaves through sea routes, almost half from the West Indies.