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Kent Redding, Making Race, Making Power (2003)

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Democratic elites were able to make and regain power in the 1870s because they had established mechanisms for doing so, mechanisms that fit well with the vertical patterns of social relations of North Carolina’s society and tapped…

R.W. Reising, "Literary Depictions of Henry Berry Lowry: Mythic, Romantic, and Tragic" (1992)

Henry Berry Lowry is central to the culture of the Lumbee Indians, the largest body of Native Americans east of the Mississippi River. In virtually all studies of the tribe, the outlaw who mysteriously disappeared in 1872 garnerse laboratem ention.…

"Trent River Settlement," June 9, 1866


GENERAL STEEDMAN’S TOUR. Our artist, Mr. Davis, gives the following description of illustrations on page 361: “The Inspection Tour of Generals Steedman and Fullerton has certainly had one good result, the removal from authority of a…

"Attacks on the People's Candidate," June 25, 1862

This article defended Zebulon Vance as a candidate for governor in the 1862 election.

"Appreciation of Art in North Carolina," Harper's Weekly, October 31, 1868


First Native: “Who's 'im, Bill?” Second Native: “D—d Carpet-Bagger!” First Native: “What kind of a Yankee trick is that he's up to?” Second Native: “Be dad-drat if I know. Shall I split his…

"The North Carolina Bandits," Harper's Weekly, March 30, 1872


THE NORTH CAROLINA BANDITS. We present on page 249 several sketches and portraits illustrating the career of the band of outlaws in Robeson County, North Carolina, whose crimes, escapes, and encounters have filled the measure of wonder and…

"Negro Soldiers Liberating Slaves," Harper's Weekly, January 23, 1864


NEGRO SOLDIERS LIBERATING SLAVES. General Wild’s late raid into the interior of North Carolina abounded in incidents of peculiar interest, from which we have selected a single one as the subject of the illustration on page 52, representing…

"The Freedmen's Schools," Harper's Weekly, October 3, 1868


THE FREEDMEN'S SCHOOLS. When the North gave freedom to the slaves of the South it saw the necessity of giving them also the education which was necessary to their proper appreciation and employment of their liberty. The people of the North saw, too,…

"Who are the Nigger Worshipers", Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1862

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Published in Harper’s Weekly on the 18th of October, this cartoon referred to the saying of “the rich man’s war and the poor man’s fight”. The cartoon criticized the wealthy slave owners who put more value in their slaves than their…