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“Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore [in “Gender and Jim Crow”] recounts a debate on a summer night in 1901 in Charlotte, North Carolina, between two well-educated young women, Addie Sagers and Laura Arnold, on the topic ‘Is the South the Best Home for the Negro?’ “Sagers argued against going North, where, she said, the only jobs open […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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Cold weather has finally settled on the Tar Heel State.  Combat the cold and warm up with some soup. From Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear. “Chuck Wagon” Corn Chowder from A Taste of the old and the new. Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup from Well, shut my mouth! : the Sweet Potatoes Restaurant cookbook. […]

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“Another nativist group drawing considerable attention was the Vindicator Association, an anti-immigration movement fostered by Senator Robert Reynolds, who became chairman of the Senate Military Affairs Committee in 1941. “A conservative Democrat from North Carolina, Reynolds was a passionate isolationist and Anglophobe, one of the few Southerners in Congress holding those views. He had created […]

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“The Southern bloc in Congress drew up a ‘Declaration of Constitutional Principles’ (otherwise known as the Southern Manifesto) voicing opposition to Brown [vs. Board of Education]…. “Two of the North Carolina congressmen who declined to sign the manifesto, Charles Deane and Thurmond Chatham, were defeated in the Democratic primary in May 1956…. The state’s third […]

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One thing you cannot escape when perusing the cookbook collection is the power of gelatin and a good mold pan.  With this power duo, there’s not much in this world you can’t turn into a mold. Broccoli Mold from The Charlotte cookbook. Molded Seafood Salad from High Hampton hospitality. Molded Kidney Bean Salad from What’s […]

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“Elizabeth City State University…  is talking about ending seven undergraduate degree programs because of state funding declines and enrollment shortfalls…. “Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, said the proposed cuts were ‘shocking and potentially debilitating,’ but she was especially concerned that an HBCU would deplete its capacity to teach […]

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On this day in 1864: Capt. Conley of the 101st Pennsylvania Volunteers, escaped prisoner of war, describes the Union sympathizers with whom he is hiding in Transylvania County: “We found them to be rugged stalwart mountaineers; most of them had little culture, but . . . seemed to be determined to die rather than serve […]

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