The North Carolina Historical Review Vol 2

Author : R. B. House
ISBN : 024326805X
Genre : Reference
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Excerpt from The North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. 2: Issued Quarterly; January-October, 1925 Some time ago, Mr. H. L. Mencken referred to the South in the following words: Down there a poet is now almost as rare as an oboeplayer, a dry-paint etcher, or a metaphysician. It is, indeed, amazing to contemplate so vast a vacuity. One thinks of the interstellar spaces, of the colossal reaches of the now mythical ether. Nearly the whole of Europe could be lost in that stupen dous region of fat farms, shoddy cities and paralyzed cerebrums; one could throw in France, Germany and Italy, and still have room for the British Isles. And yet, for all its size and all its wealth and all the 'progress' it bab bles of, it is almost as sterile, artistically, intellectually, culturally, as the Sahara Desert. There are single acres in Europe that house more first-rate men than all the states South of the Potomac; there are probably single square miles in America. If the whole of the late Confederacy were to be engulfed by a tidal wave tomorrow, the efiect upon the civilized minority of men in the world would be but little greater than that of a flood on the yang-tse-kiang. It would be impossible in all history to match so complete a drying up of a civilization. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: Reference

Civil War In The North Carolina Quaker Belt

Author : William T. Auman
ISBN : 9780786476633
Genre : History
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This is an account of the seven military operations conducted by the Confederacy against deserters and disloyalists and the concomitant internal war between secessionists and those who opposed secession in the Quaker Belt of central North Carolina. It explains how the "outliers" (deserters and draft-dodgers) managed to elude capture and survive despite extensive efforts by Confederate authorities to hunt them down and return them to the army. The author discusses the development of the secret underground pro-Union organization the Heroes of America, and how its members utilized the Underground Railroad, dug-out caves, and an elaborate system of secret signals and communications to elude the "hunters." Numerous instances of murder, rape, torture and other brutal acts and many skirmishes between gangs of deserters and Confederate and state troops are recounted. In a revisionist interpretation of the Tar Heel wartime peace movement, the author argues that William Holden's peace crusade was in fact a Copperhead insurgency in which peace agitators strove for a return of North Carolina and the South to the Union on the Copperhead basis--that is, with the institution of slavery protected by the Constitution in the returning states.
Category: History

North Carolina Through Four Centuries

Author : William S. Powell
ISBN : 9780807898987
Genre : History
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This successor to the classic Lefler-Newsome North Carolina: The History of a Southern State, published in 1954, presents a fresh survey history that includes the contemporary scene. Drawing upon recent scholarship, the advice of specialists, and his own knowledge, Powell has created a splendid narrative that makes North Carolina history accessible to both students and general readers. For years to come, this will be the standard college text and an essential reference for home and office.
Category: History

Henry Toole Clark

Author : R. Matthew Poteat
ISBN : 9780786437283
Genre : History
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"This is the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Henry Toole Clark, North Carolina's second Civil War governor. It explores Clark's role as a member of the Old South's planter elite and his change in status after the war, his slaveholding business, the constitutional crisis that made him governor, and his career during years of Reconstruction"--Provided by publisher.
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Wilmington North Carolina To 1861

Author : Alan D. Watson
ISBN : 0786482141
Genre : History
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"Part II covers the years 1789 to 1861: the development of the port, the wide variety of social activities, the growth of the African American population, and Wilmington's role in state and national politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History