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“Before any state had been formed in the Northwest Territory, the area already had 13 newspapers. “By contrast, North Carolina, although more than a century older and with a population of nearly half a million, had only four newspapers.” — From “Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815″ by Gordon S. Wood […]

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“…When college students, like those at the University of North Carolina in 1796, could debate the issue of whether ‘the Faculty had too much authority,’ then serious trouble could not be far away…. “Between 1798 and 1808, American colleges were racked by mounting incidents of student defiance and outright rebellion — on a scale never […]

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