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Sita gives birth
In The Ramayana, page 7.7
Four goddesses attend to Sita as she gives birth, as seen in a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. A row of four goddesses kneel beside Sita, aiding in the delivery of her and Rama's baby son. Sita, dressed modestly in her usual royal clothes and looking ever...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Four goddesses attend Sita as she gives birth (Thai Ramayana mural)
Four goddesses attend Sita as she gives birth (Thai Ramayana mural)
Four goddesses attend to Sita as she gives birth, as seen in a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. A row of four goddesses kneel beside Sita, aiding in the delivery of her and Rama's baby son. Sita, dressed modestly in her usual royal clothes and looking ever...
Format: image/photograph
Families in colonial North Carolina
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.7
In colonial families, the father had absolute authority over his family, and wives and children were expected to do as they were told. And everyone, even young children, worked to sustain the family.
Format: article
By L. Maren Wood.
The Ramayana
The Hindu epic The Ramayana is retold through the mural, painting, and dance of Southeast Asia.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina history: Grade 4 educator's guide
This educator's guide provides teaching suggestions designed to facilitate using the digital North Carolina history textbook with fourth-grade students.
Format: (multiple pages)
The Mexican Day of the Dead
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 1.1
Slideshow View a slideshow of photographs from Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and the United States....
Format: article
Criminal law and reform
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 11.6
In the early nineteenth century, North Carolina had more than two dozen crimes punishable by death, and the state kept a variety of physical and humiliating punishments on the books as well. Reformers tried to make the criminal code clearer and more humane, but they made little progress before the Civil War.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Colonial North Carolina
Colonial North Carolina from the establishment of the Carolina in 1663 to the eve of the American Revolution in 1763. Compares the original vision for the colony with the way it actually developed. Covers the people who settled North Carolina; the growth of institutions, trade, and slavery; the impact of colonization on American Indians; and significant events such as Culpeper's Rebellion, the Tuscarora War, and the French and Indian Wars.
Format: book (multiple pages)
George White speaks out on lynchings
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.4
Excerpt of a speech by U.S. Representative George Henry White of North Carolina denouncing mob violence against African Americans in the South. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: speech/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Midwives and herbal medicine
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 2.2
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 9.1
Excerpts from the medicine recipe book of Rachel Allen, who lived near Snow Camp, North Carolina, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, show how residents of the backcountry treated wounds, illness, and disease.
Format: /primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.