Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 94 Issue 1, January 2017
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The fight for ratification of the Constitution in North Carolina deserves more attention for the way it fits into the larger picture of the founding era. The views of the Federalists and Antifederalists are presented, as well as how the debate initiated the socialization of politics in the state. Rejecting the Constitution allowed North Carolina to push for the introduction and adoption of a bill of rights and protect their interests. The debate around the ratification of the Constitution in the state is detailed along with its importance in July 1788.
North Carolina’s Durham Hosiery Mills were among the first to use black labor in the southern textile industry. Black women who worked for the Durham Hosiery Mills as skilled workers blazed a trail for later African American workers who battled racist and sexist practices in the twentieth century. The history of African American millhands, their hiring, and the motivations of millowners for hiring them are detailed.
This bibliography includes selected theses and dissertations by recently graduated students from 11 North Carolina Universities. The selections are cover a wide area of topics and are related to North Carolina and its history, culture, environment or politics, in some way.