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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 75 Issue 1, Jan 1998
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This article examines the growth of steam navigation on North Carolina's water ways from the first monopoly granted in 1812 up to the Civil War. While competition from railroads were often the result of a failed venture, in the Cape Fear region steam lines thrived. This called for a series of improvements to the rivers of the state, as well as the construction of canals to further expedite commerce through river navigation.
This article discusses and examines Zebulon B. Vance, North Carolina's governor during the Civil War, and his defense for the state's secession and his own actions as governor. Vance's defense hinged on a reluctant North Carolina being pressured by outside forces and his own sense of duty that caused him to support the Confederacy. This line of reasoning boosted Vance into a successful political career.
During the middle part of the 20th century, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina worked to convinced Baptists throughout the state to accept desegregation. From 1945 all the way up to 1980, progressive Baptist leaders pushed for an end to racial violence, more equal opportunity for all, an end to school segregation, and a universal nondiscrimination policy.