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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Courtship and Marriage Customs in Antebellum North Carolina

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This article looks at various elements of the courtship and marriage customs typical to the antebellum period in North Carolina. The article is divided into sections dedicated to parental consent for courtship, courtship customs, the coquette, illegitimacy, the engagement, and the marriage ceremony, all of which include information ranging from social attitudes and accepted practices to state laws and legislation.