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“Some white Southern women evince more frustration at their own position, or at the position of all white Southern women, than any real feeling for the oppression of slaves. Fanny Moore Webb Bumpas, for instance, of Pittsboro, North Carolina, complains in her journal [1844]: ” ‘We contemplate of late removing to a free state. There […]

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“Illiteracy… compromised but did not preclude participation in America’s [antebellum] postal network. “A fascinating correspondence between absentee slaveholder William S. Pettigrew and the enslaved foremen on his two North Carolina plantations illustrates this crucial point nicely. During an an extended convalescence at Healing Springs in Virginia, Pettigrew sought to manage his business affairs by corresponding […]

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— Might those be banana trees in the supposed photo of North Carolina slave children? — “We thought it was just a stick,” recalls the Draper woman who pulled an iron-tipped, 19th century bateau pole from the Dan River. — On the wish list of the revived and relocated North Carolina Music Hall of Fame […]

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