North Carolina in the Civil War era is known colloquially as a vale of humility between two mountains of conceit. This expression is part state rivalry, a dig at Virginia and South Carolina. But also part analysis of the culture, politics, and economy of North Carolina compared to its neighbors. This site presents sources that address how the state diverged from and converged on regional and national patterns.
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African Americans in the Military
Thousands of African Americans wanted to fight against the institution of slavery by joining the U.S. military, but were prohibited from doing so by…