Category Archives: Wiley, Calvin

Calvin Wiley. Alamance, or, The Great and Final Experiment. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847.

This is the first North Carolina novel written by a native of the state.  It is a tale of the Revolutionary Era in which the conflicts between the local Whigs and Tories are seen through the eyes of a schoolteacher, Hector M’Bride.  Despite the title, most of the action takes place in Guilford County; the Battle of Guilford Courthouse figures in the novel, as does the Battle of Camden.

Check this title’s availability and access an online copy through the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

Leave a Comment

Filed under 1840-1849, 1847, Guilford, Historical, Novels to Read Online, Piedmont, Wiley, Calvin