Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 84 Issue 1, Jan 2007
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This article examines the efforts and life of early abolitionist Reverend James O'Kelly. Though he ultimately accepted slavery to appease the powerful white elites of his congregation, O'Kelly wrote on the subject, most notably 'Essay on Negro Slavery' published in 1788.
This article discusses the governorship of Henry Toole Clark during the Civil War. Assuming the governorship after the death of John Willis Ellis, Clark took office on the eve of the Civil War. With little support from the Confederate government, Clark was charged with raising troops and funds to properly defend North Carolina from Union assault.
This article examines a Gaelic charm found in the North Carolina State Archives as the only known 18th century example found in the New World. Written in poorly spelled Scottish Gaelic, the charm was to ward off evil and originated from an 18th century Gaelic community in Cumberland County.