The Antebellum in North Carolina

The Antebellum South has captured the images of romance and culture as an error of a time past when men were noble and women were graceful.

North Carolina nestled between the southern icons of Virginia and South Carolina found itself relying more in the business of exporting turpentine and shipbuilding materials, rather than cotton. Where there were some plantations, they were few compared to the fertile valley of South Carolina.


Alamance County Historical Museum
Charles B. Aycock Birthplace
Connemara: The Carl Sandburg Home
Duke Homestead
Hiddenite Center's Lucas Mansion
James K. Polk Memorial
Liberty Hall: A Southern Plantation
McCulloch Gold Mill
Somerset Place
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace

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Movie Spotlight

When people think of the Antebellum South, they think of the classic "Gone with the Wind".

Gone with the Wind was a unique movie regarding the Civil War, in that it never showed any battle scenes between the North and the South.


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The North Carolina State Flag bears the state colors or red, white and blue.

The Flag bears two dates in its blue field on the left. May 20, 1775 was the year North Carolina signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was issued and April 12, 1776 is the date of the Halifax Resolves. North Carolina was the first colony to declare its independence from England well before July 4, 1776.

 


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