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Archive for May, 2006

“We stand on the shoulders of giants.” This sentiment has been expressed so many times that it is now a cliche, but it is a phrase that comes to mind when I look through the out-of-print book catalogs that cross my desk. I felt this most recently when I studied the latest list of African […]

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This Month in North Carolina History On May 26, 1908, by a referendum vote of 62% to 38%, North Carolina became the first southern state to enact statewide prohibition of alcoholic beverages. The temperance movement of the antebellum period expressed the concern of many North Carolinians about the social consequences of what was perceived as […]

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