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North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Jeff Broadwater and Troy L. Kickler


This collection of essays profiles a diverse array of North Carolinians, all of whom had a hand in the founding of the state and the United States of America. It includes stories of how men who stood together to fight the British soon chose opposing sides in political debates over the ratification of the supreme law of the land, the Constitution. It also includes accounts of women, freedmen, and Native Americans, whose narratives shed light on the important roles of marginalized people in the Revolutionary South. Together, the essays reveal the philosophical views and ideology of North Carolin ... More

Keywords: founding, ratification, Constitution, marginalized peoples, Revolutionary South, ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651200
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Broadwater, editor
Barton College

Troy L. Kickler, editor
North Carolina Office of Archives and History

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Front Matter


Jeff Broadwater & Troy L. Kickler

I The Revolutionaries

1 Treasonous Tea

Maggie Hartley Mitchell

2 Declaring Independence

Jeff Broadwater

II The West

3 Caught between Two Fires

James MacDonald

4 Our Common Country

Michael Toomey

III The Federalists

5 Hugh Williamson

Jennifer Davis-Doyle

6 An Ordinary Founder

Karl Rodabaugh

8 James Iredell

Willis P. Whichard

IV The Anti-Federalists

10 Willie Jones

Kyle Scott

V The Legatees of the Revolution

11 William R. Davie

Scott King-Owen

12 John Chavis

Benjamin R. Justesen


Jeff Broadwater & Troy L. Kickler

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