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North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1860–1876). Topics include debates over secession, battles and strategies, the war in North Carolina, the soldier's experience, the home front, freedom and civil rights for former slaves, Reconstruction, and the "redemption" of the state by conservatives.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the New Nation
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the early national period (1790–1836). Topics include the development of state government and political parties, agriculture, the Great Revival, education, the gold rush, the growth of slavery, Cherokee Removal, and battles over internal improvements and reform.
Format: book (multiple pages)

Resources on the web

American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass
An online exhibit of artifacts, photos, and primary source documents devoted to the memory of Frederick Douglass. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Parks Service
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Located in the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Center's mission is to "preserve and interpret Harriet Beecher Stowe's Hartford home and the Center's historic collections, create a forum for vibrant discussion of her life and work, and inspire individuals... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
Besides information related to planning a trip to the famous house, this site offers educators and students a variety of resources. First, new at the site is the Monticello Explorer which provides a self-guided tour of the plantation or of the house and... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Mount Vernon - Learn
Features the home of President George Washington with virtual tours and biographical, descriptive, and historical information information. Plentiful teacher and student resources. User friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Mount Vernon