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North Carolina History Project Encyclopedia features an edited, evolving, and comprehensive encyclopedia of the Tar Heel state. It has been produced for educational and research purposes. All entries are non-polemical, and new entries are frequently added.

Use the alphabetical banner and the general and categorical search engines to find entries. Extensive help and suggestions for using the encyclopedia, and other site features, are available at the Site Help page.

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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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