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Articles by Dr. Troy Kickler

(5.26.15) Hard-Living Tar Heel Pioneers Banjo Music
Randolph County mill worker Charlie Poole became a national sensation during the 1920s.


(5.21.15) Hard-Living Tar Heel Charlie Poole A Pioneer of Banjo Music
A mill worker from Randolph County became a national sensation during the 1920s.


(3.26.15) N.C. Played Crucial Role At Civil War’s End
Some scholars contend that one-sixth of the Confederate dead hailed from the Old North State.


(12.16.14) When Politics Turned Physical
An influential early 19th-century N.C. congressman was bloodied during a “fracas” following a heated debate with a colleague.


(11.06.14) Ebola Outbreak Revives Memories of 1918
Few remember the flu pandemic that wiped out 20 million to 40 million people more than 95 years ago.


(5.23.14) New Book Warns of Return to ‘Crown Government’
George Mason law professor F.H. Buckley decries the growth of presidential power in the American constitutional system.


(1.28.14) N.C.’s Johnston Played Important Role in Founding
His work influenced politics and law in the years leading up to and following the Revolutionary War.


(1.23.14) Little-Known Johnston Had Illustrious Political and Legal Career
Samuel Johnston played in influential role in state government after independence, and argued a case in state court that became a precedent for the landmark federal Marbury v. Madison decision allowing courts to overturn legislatures.


(12.17.13) Freedmen’s Bank Helped Fuel Hopes For Free-Labor Economy
The institution served recently freed slaves for nearly a decade after the Civil War.


(10.22.13) Tar Heels Played Key Roles At Constitutional Convention
Two of the colony’s three delegates had a major influence on the founding document.


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