(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.
(10.18.13) N.C. Delegates Had Outsized Role At Constitutional Convention
Two of the colony's three delegates played key roles in advocating proposals that became part of the founding document.
(9.24.13) Enfield Riots Showed Colonists’ Distrust of Royal Government
North Carolinians proved unwilling to defer to corrupt politicians.
(8.27.13) Founder With Tar Heel Ties Met Unfortunate End
Historians consider James Wilson one of the nation’s most important early leaders.