In The King’s Trouble Makers: Edenton’s Role in Creating a Nation and State, Dr. Troy Kickler explores an often overlooked history of northeastern North Carolina and the American Founding. Organized women’s political activity in America was born in Edenton. Ideas for a national navy and defense were launched from the place. The concept of judicial review was championed in the town. Many passages of the N.C. Constitution (1776) and the U.S. Constitution originated from townsmen. And, key Federalists and nationally known jurists called the town home. To purchase a hardcover or softcover book, please visit the Edenton Historical Commission’s website.
September 1, 2014Robert Ruark's second novel did not sell as well as his first, Something of Value. Most critics disapproved of the long manuscript, with its controversial topics and vivid descriptions. After spending approximately four years on the work, Ruark had a different opinion.