Review: The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture.

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Reviewed for H-SC by Bryan Rindfleisch
   Wilson, Thomas D..  The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture.  Chapel Hill:
   University of North Carolina Press, 2016.  Figures, tables. 320 pp.  $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-2628-4.

A Tar Heel Collector’s Maps of France (and the Netherlands) and a Frenchman’s Maps of North Carolina

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, in a two-part program, maps collector Mary N. Morrow will display and discuss some of her collection of rare French and Dutch maps.  Then independent scholar and author Stewart Dunaway will review the life of French surveyor and cartographer Claude Joseph Sauthier who from 1768 to 1770 surveyed and drew plans of North Carolina’s ten most important late colonial period towns.  Mr.

Tar River Center for History and Culture announces lecture series

The Tar River Center for History and Culture at Louisburg College announces its 2016-2017 lecture series, "Historic Preservation: Building Community and Enhancing Prosperity." All lectures are free and open to the public. More information is available here:


phrase "southern way of life" in any use other than for white supremacy?

I am looking for any usage of this phrase that does NOT imply white supremacy (if it exists). I don't mean references to "southern" attributes that derive from white supremacy. In particular, does anyone know of pre-1850 usage of "southern way of life" that was not a prop for slavery or white supremacy? I became aware of it in the 1960s as code for segregation/white supremacy, but I need to know of any prior and DIFFERENT uses. Thanks.

North Carolina Folklore Society - Nominate an Artist, Community Organizer, or a Colleague

North Carolina Folklore Society Call for Nominations

Our 2016 Annual Meeting is taking a slightly different shape this year—join us in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, September 10 for conversation, a look at the NCFS-curated exhibition "Traditions of Protest in North Carolina," and then enjoy the National Folk Festival.

Today we need your nominations! 



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