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"Be saved from the jaws of an angry hell"
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 3.7
An 1831 letter from Thomas Whitmell Harriss to his sister, in which he begs her to accept Christ as her savior. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Benjamin Wadsworth on the duties of children to their parents
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.10
Excerpt from a book by an eighteenth-century Puritan minister about expectations for children's behavior and respect for their parents. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Billy Graham and civil rights
In Postwar North Carolina, page 4.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 3.9
An exchange of letters between the Reverend Billy Graham and President Dwight Eisenhower, March 1956, on the Church's role in civil rights. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The booming twenties
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 6.1
A brief history of the United States in the 1920s.
Format: article
A camp meeting scene
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 3.3
Description of a typical camp meeting during the Second Great Awakening of the early nineteenth century, including preaching, conversion experiences, and the physical arrangement of the meetings.
Format: book
Chaos in Salem
In Revolutionary North Carolina, page 5.6
Excerpt from diaries of the Moravian congregation at Salem, North Carolina, in 1781, describing the Moravians' treatment by Patriot militias. Includes historical commentary.
Format: diary/primary source
Cherokee mission schools
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 5.8
Description of Spring Place, a Moravian mission to the Cherokee that operated from 1801 to 1833. Describes the education received by Cherokee boys and girls for the purpose of "civilizing" them. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
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)
The creation and fall of man, from Genesis
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 1.4
The creation story from the biblical Book of Genesis describes how God created heaven and earth, plants, animals, and people; and later how the first people were cast out of the Garden of Eden as punishment for eating from the "tree of knowledge of good and evil."
Descriptions of a revival
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 3.5
Letter from Samuel McCorkle, 1802, describing a revival in North Carolina and the experiences of people he knew to have been converted. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The development of sacred singing
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 3.11
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.5
In the first half of the nineteenth century, the music of southern white churches expanded to express a broader range of emotions. To help singers, "shape-note" tunebooks were developed with easy-to-read notation. Includes audio of present-day shape-note singing.
Format: article
By Gavin James Campbell.
Diary of a journey of Moravians
First-hand account of the journey of twelve Moravian brothers from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Bethabara, North Carolina in 1753.
Format: diary (multiple pages)
Discussion guide: Religion in early America
In Educator's Guides: North Carolina Digital History, page 3.4
This discussion guide will help students understand the larger context of religion in colonial America as they read about topics such as Quaker emigration and the Great Awakening.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Educator's Guides: North Carolina Digital History
Best practices, process guides, worksheets, and other resources for teaching with LEARN NC's digital textbook of North Carolina history.
Format: (multiple pages)
Elizabeth, A Colored Minister of the Gospel, Born in Slavery
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 3.9
In this excerpt from her 1863 memoir, Elizabeth (her last name, if she had one, is unknown), a former slave, tells of her conversion to Christianity and her work as a minister. She faced opposition to her ministry both because she was African American and because she was a woman. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
"Fear of Insurrection"
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 9.3
Excerpt from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, in which the author recalls the hysteria in Edenton, North Carolina, after Nat Turner's Rebellion. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Five Faiths
In Recent North Carolina, page 6.4
The Five Faiths Project, developed by the Ackland Art Museum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, combines original works of art, photographs, storytelling and community events to introduce information about the world religions of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
Format: article
Graphic organizer: Nathan Cole and the First Great Awakening
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read a diary excerpt that describes a revival in the 1760s.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Graphic organizer: The well-ordered family
This activity provides a way for students to further their comprehension as they read an excerpt from a book by an eighteenth-century Puritan minister about children's duties toward their parents. Students will complete a graphic organizer and answer questions about the reading passage.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
A Hindu temple in Cary
In Recent North Carolina, page 6.5
Newspaper article about the opening of the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Cary, North Carolina, in 2009. Includes cultural background.
Format: article
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.