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Richard Sanderson (1641-1718) of North Carolina and Some of His Descendants By Nadia Rae Venable Calvert
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This ebook has been published mainly for the descendants of Edmund Lindsey Sanderson (1803-1873), Almond Sanderson (1806-1879), and Dorcas Lindsey Sanderson Payne (1820-1911), who came from North... More > Carolina to Alabama in the 1830’s, so that their descendants may learn about their numerous cousins. ISBN: 978-1-329-43683-1. There is also an Alphabetic Name Index.< Less
William Johnston: Rail and Banking Pioneer of Charlotte, North Carolina By Christopher Hunt Robertson, M.Ed.
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Before the Civil War, William Johnston (1817-1896) began serving as president of Mecklenburg County’s first railroad, the Charlotte & South Carolina Railroad. After the war, he rebuilt that... More > line and extended it to Augusta, Georgia, creating the fastest route between New York and the deep South. (He also led the initial construction of Charlotte's rail lines to Statesville and Wilmington, NC.) He was instrumental in connecting Charlotte by rail early to two seaports, Charleston and Wilmington, allowing the small village to grow rapidly. After retiring from railroad management, he served four terms as Mayor of Charlotte and co-organized the Commercial National Bank which, through mergers, evolved into today's Bank of America. Charlotte continues to thrive as a national banking center and a transportation hub. Beyond these contributions, William Johnston showed compassion as he successfully proposed an amendment to the North Carolina State Constitution to broaden the state's religious tolerance.< Less
Railroad Builders: The Dunavant Family of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee By Christopher Hunt Robertson, M.Ed.
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By 1856, the Dunavants had begun building Southern railroads and they would eventually be among the South's prominent railroad contractors. They migrated from Southside VA to Western NC and Memphis,... More > TN, adding to those regions new railroads, mills, hotels, golf clubs, dams and tunnels. For 73 years, from 1856 to 1929, the Dunavants' large-scale construction projects contributed substantially to the development of Southside VA, Western NC (Morganton, Charlotte, Statesville, Asheville and Blowing Rock), and the South. In TN, the Dunavants were instrumental in developing Memphis as a railroad hub, and their descendants would build the world's largest privately owned cotton company. (This two-volume work received both a local/state history book award and a family history book award from the NC Society of Historians in 2015.)< Less
War Days in Fayetteville, North Carolina: Reminiscences of 1861 to 1865 By J.E.B. Stuart Chapter
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THE town of Fayetteville, North Carolina, although situated amid the piney woods, may be called a picturesque place. It is built on three natural terraces on the Cape Fear River, and the big... More > Clarendon Bridge is the most conspicuous feature in the landscape and the only bridge on the river. Doubtless, the horses, if they could speak, would say the river hill was a very important consideration, as they have to haul all the merchandise brought to Fayetteville up its steep and often muddy though comparatively short ascent, but the inhabitants at large seldom see or think of it. I never saw the river at this point till the day "everybody" went to "see off" the two first companies that were raised in the county to join the Southern army. In my< Less
War Days in Fayetteville, North Carolina: Reminiscences of 1861 to 1865 By J. E. B. Stuart Chapter
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THE town of Fayetteville, North Carolina, although situated amid the piney woods, may be called a picturesque place. It is built on three natural terraces on the Cape Fear River, and the big... More > Clarendon Bridge is the most conspicuous feature in the landscape and the only bridge on the river. Doubtless, the horses, if they could speak, would say the river hill was a very important consideration, as they have to haul all the merchandise brought to Fayetteville up its steep and often muddy though comparatively short ascent, but the inhabitants at large seldom see or think of it. I never saw the river at this point till the day "everybody" went to "see off" the two first companies that were raised in the county to join the Southern army.< Less
Volume 2444, Fort Greene, North Carolina --- Fort Morgan (Alabama) By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 2444, Fort Greene, North Carolina---Fort Morgan (Alabama) Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the... More > inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
Confiscation Act and Pardon and Oblivion Act of North Carolina (1776-1812) By Stewart Dunaway
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Where did the idea of confiscating both personal and real property originate? Was this unique to North Carolina? What was the purpose? Was it successful? These are some of the questions pertaining to... More > this topic. Before answering these questions, the reader should have a basic overview of events, which is provided throughout this book. The topic of this book typically appears in general histories. However, nothing published to date delves into these topics as deep as this book. As with such a broad and old topic, it may lack some obscure documents in other historical societies or archives. Nevertheless, a lot of information was uncovered to provide an in depth review. This book uses only primary documents. If there are tradition and folklore discussions, they are clearly annotated as such. This author illustrates or answers as many questions – from both sides – to ensure a balanced review is provided. These illustrations or examples are also based on primary references (as much as possible).< Less
The Last Rosenwald School of Burke County, North Carolina: An Historic Gem Recognized By Christopher Hunt Robertson, M.Ed.
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An historic school, the Rosenwald (Canal) School, still stands in the Bridgewater community of western Burke County, NC. It represents the Corpening family of pioneer educators that served Burke for... More > more than 25 years. It represents Burke's other early African-American schools, including four other Rosenwald schools. The discovery of an extant Rosenwald school gives Burke Countians an opportunity to do what many communities have already done: document, or even preserve, a structure representing the educational achievements of early African-American citizens. With five schools built, Burke County was a full participant in the historic Rosenwald Movement that improved so many lives, families and communities across the South. (This work of original research received an Award of Excellence from the North Carolina Society of Historians. Also in 2016, Burke County installed a permanent memorial plaque to honor its five Rosenwald schools.)< Less
A History of the Colored Baptists in Alabama and North Carolina: An Original Compilation By Charles Octavius Boothe & J. A. Whitted
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Possibly someone may desire at some time and for some reason to know something of the author of this book, and therefore he submits the following short statement: LINEAGE AND NATIVITY.--His... More > great-grandmother was born on the west coast of Africa and was brought a slave to Virginia, where his grandmother was born. Ere his grandmother had reached her maturity of womanhood, she was sold into Georgia, where his mother was born. While his mother was still a child, she and her mother were carried to Mobile county, Ala., by a Mr. Nathan Howard. In this county, on a lonely looking sand hill amid pine forests, on June 13, 1845, the writer made his advent into this world. (In this year, 1845, the Baptists of America divided.)< Less
Life of George M. Horton, The Colored Bard of North-Carolina By George M. Horton
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From the importunate request of a few individuals, I assume the difficult task of writing a concise history of my life. But to open a scene of all the past occurrences of my life I shall not... More > undertake, since I should fail by more than two-thirds in the matter. But if you will condescend to read it, I will endeavor to give a slight specimen entirely clear of exaggeration. A tedious and prolix detail in the matter may not be of any expected, since there is necessarily so much particularity required in a biographical narrative.< Less

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