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Discover the stories of slavery, war, and reconstruction behind different North Carolina places. This collection contains secondary sources, specifically histories of places in North Carolina during the prewar, wartime, and postwar years. Students in history classes at North Carolina State University and other contributors authored these histories.

Charles F. Irons, "Alamance County in the Civil War and Reconstruction," 2006

Many whites, particularly in the Upper South, did not support secession. Here in Alamance County, in fact, most voters did not think that Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 was sufficient cause to secede from the Union. While statesmen from…

The Chowan River Basin

Satellite imagery mosaic of the Chowan River Basin.