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William W. Holden and the Peace Movement in North Carolina

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Considered as one of North Carolina's controversial figures, William W. Holden was a leading editor, leader in four political parties, and chief executive of the state on two occasions. Holden also built the Democratic Party to dominance in North Carolina but controversy over controlled interests forced him to split from the party. By 1860, Holden shifted from his militant view of state succession, promoting the role of North Carolina as a mediator, or peace maker, against the overthrow of national government.