Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 72 Issue 4, Oct 1995
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This is a reprint of letters written by Southern abolitionist Daniel Wilson, that offers an example of indigenous Southern antislavery leadership, mark the entry of the American Missionary Association into slave-holding North Carolina via their support of Wilson, and offers important insights into Wilson's life and character, the events in central Piedmont counties during a critical period, and a look at the people who felt compelled to support an antislavery message at the risk of life and property.
This article looks at the history of the Meherrin Indians to uncover their pivotal role in the colonial era Virginia-North Carolina Boundary Dispute. Examination of the dispute enlarges the understanding of the Meherrin's relations with white colonists and their survival strategies under European colonialism, explains how this small group of Indians was able to maintain its identity and political autonomy for the greater part of the colonial period, and provides a look at the complexity of Anglo-Indian relations.
This article looks at ordained Congregational minister, Samuel Stanford Ashley of Massachusetts and his positive influence on the educational system of North Carolina during his residence there on behalf of the American Missionary Association (AMA) between 1865 and 1871. While there he established numerous schools and an orphanage and worked to include in the state's new constitution the guarantee of a public school education for blacks, women, and the disabled. He also championed freedmen's rights and the concept of equality before the law.