Archive for May 23rd, 2011

Big map news! Forty-one maps from the renowned William Patterson Cumming Collection at Davidson College are now available online through the North Carolina Maps digital project. Cumming, a longtime faculty member at Davidson College, was an authority on the early mapping of the southeastern United States. His book, The Southeast in Early Maps (UNC Press, […]

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“The uppermost topic in the papers, North and South, is the recent chastisement of Senator [Charles Sumner of  Massachusetts] by Mr. [Preston] Brooks of South Carolina. The affair has been a perfect Godsend to the Abolitionists… Sumner will be glorified into the dignity of a persecuted patriot. “Sumner deserved what he got, but Brooks caned […]

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