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History Project Founding Director Writes New Book On Founding Era

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

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Albion Tourgee (1838-1905)

Reconstruction was a turbulent time, filled with significant political and social change, violence, and controversy. One controversial figure was Albion Tourgee, an Ohioan who moved to North Carolina for economic opportunities.


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