Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 87 Issue 4, Oct 2010
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This article examines the military career of Frederick Clinton Branch, the first African-American officer in the United States Marine Corp. The article also looks at desegregation within the U.S. Armed Forces as decreed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 and the racism and discrimination faced by African-Americans within the Marine Corp. Branch's training at Camp Lejune, North Carolina as well as his service during World War II and the Korean War.
This article examines how the Cherokee Nation, especially its mothers, tried to adapt to the cultural changes forced on them by white Americans during the late 18th and early 19th century while also maintaining their own traditional culture. The efforts by Christian missionaries to 'civilize' the Cherokee people are also discussed and the matrilineal structure and child raising practices of Cherokee society.