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“In the early 1860s, North Carolina Chief Justice Richmond Pearson denied the divorce petition of a woman who claimed her husband had horsewhipped her. He noted in his decision: ‘The law gives the husband power to use the degree of force necessary to make the wife behave and know her place.’ ” – From “Southern […]

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“It was common for Scots-Irish extended families and even large segments of clans to settle in the same region. In Catawba County, North Carolina, over 300 Alexander families were identified in the first census of the United States in 1790.” — From “Southern Culture: An Introduction” by John Beck, Wendy Jean Frandsen and Aaron Randall […]

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“For many [in the 'other South'] the past isn’t even past. In Warsaw, North Carolina, people giving directions for a back road route to Goldsboro commonly included the instruction to ‘turn left at Mattie Grady’s store.’  This store had been closed for years, and while the building was still standing, it took a close inspection […]

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“The Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina began holding an annual state convention in the early 1900s, often meeting in county courthouses. In 1909 the convention met in the legislative chamber of the North Carolina House, and delegates heard a presentation on hookworm, voted to contribute to a scholarship for a young woman to […]

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