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Primary Sources

“A misnomer.” Wilmington Daily Herald. October 26, 1859.

“Execution of John Brown.” Raleigh Register. December 3, 1859. 

Fayetteville Observer. October 20, 1859.

“Gov. Wise and the Harper’s Ferry Banditti.” Raleigh Register. November 5, 1859. 

Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux. ed. Beth Crabtree and James Patton. Raleigh: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1979.

Journal of The Senate of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina: Sessions of 1860-1861. Raleigh, John Spelman Printers to the State, 1861.

The Life of and Letters of Captain John Brown. ed. Richard Webb. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1861.

“Slave Census of 1860.” in “Slave Census.” Son of the South. (accessed March 23, 2013). 



The Papers of John Gray Blount Volume IV. ed. David T. Morgan (Raleigh: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Division of Archives and History, 1982).

The Papers of John W. Ellis: Volume 1. ed. Noble Tolbert (Raleigh: State Department of Archives and History, 1964).

The Papers of John W. Ellis: Volume 2. ed. Noble Tolbert (Raleigh: State Department of Archives and History, 1964).


Secondary Sources

Blaser, Kent. “North Carolina and John Brown’s Raid.” Civil War History, 24 (1978): (accessed on February 28, 2013). DOI: 10.1353/cwh.1978.0027

Hinks, Peter. To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.

History of North Carolina Volume 2. ed. Samuel A’Court Ashe. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, 1925.

“John Brown and the Harper’s Ferry Raid.” West Virginia Division of Culture and History. (accessed March 7, 2013). 

Link, William. North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern State. Wheeling: Harlan Davidson, 2009.

Walbert, David. “Distribution of land and slaves.” Learn NC. (accessed March 23, 2013). 

Walbert, David and Wood, Maren L. “Nat Turner’s Rebellion.” Learn NC. (access on April 17, 2013).