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Antebellum North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
Format: book (multiple pages)
James Curry escapes from slavery
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 3.12
Excerpt from the memoir of James Curry, former slave in North Carolina, describing his escape to the North and plans to move to Canada. Includes historical commentary. Note: This source contains explicit language or content that requires mature discussion.
Format: essay/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
James Curry's childhood in slavery
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 3.3
Excerpt from the "Narrative of James Curry, A Fugitive Slave," in which the author recalls his childhood and the experiences of his mother. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Teaching about North Carolina American Indians
This web edition is drawn from a teachers institute curriculum enrichment project on North Carolina American Indian Studies conducted by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Resources include best practices for teaching about American Indians, suggestions for curriculum integration, webliographies, and lesson plans about North Carolina American Indians.
Format: book (multiple pages)