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

The Tobacco Industry in Ante-Bellum North Carolina

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Tobacco production in the state before the Civil War was a modest industry still largely more successful in southern Virginia. The author argues that even though tobacco production was limited before the war, what was in place led to the tobacco boom post-war. The article includes statistical data concerning the distribution of tobacco factories and projected output values between 1850 and 1860.