2017 Annual Meeting, 7-8 April at UNC-Pembroke

CFP 2016 program

About Us

The North Carolina Association of Historians offers opportunities for historians in all fields — American, World, European, state and local — to meet, discuss research and exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the state of North Carolina. In addition to participation by faculty and graduate students at post-secondary institutions, the Association…

Women in Salisbury Riot, 1863

Source: Women in Salisbury Riot, 1863 A drawing from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper depicting a similar riot in Virginia. Image from the Encyclopedia of Virginia. On March 18, 1863, a group of about 50 women, all wives and mothers of Confederate soldiers, participated in what would become known as the Salisbury…

French taught by Frenchman left memorable legacy

Source: French taught by Frenchman left memorable legacy “There had been pious concern [at the University of North Carolina] that French taught by a Frenchman might inculcate immoralities. The university’s president, David Swain, recommended to the Board of Trustees that any tutor would have to be ‘an educated American.’ This…

Elizabeth City State University’s Beginnings, 1891

Source: Elizabeth City State University’s Beginnings, 1891 Principal Peter W. Moore and students at what’s now Elizabeth City State University in 1899. Image from ECSU Archives. On March 3, 1891, legislation passed creating a Normal and Industrial School in Elizabeth City. The school was founded with the express purpose of “teaching…
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