9780738524122

Edgecombe County : Along the Tar River

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738524122

  • ISBN10:

    0738524123

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

Edgecombe County, in the coastal plains of North Carolina along the Tar River, was once home to the Tuscarora tribes and was founded by English immigrants from Virginia. The county swelled as an agricultural center in the cotton and textile industries, bolstered by a wealth of lumber and sustained by a thriving inland river port and railroad. Though the residents struggled through natural, industrial, and economic upheaval, their courage and fortitude endured these hardships and unified their community.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6(1)
Introduction 7(4)
Life Along the River in the Eighteenth Century
11(15)
The Antebellum Years of Growth and Prosperity: 1800--1860
26(29)
War and Recovery: 1860--1880
55(31)
Progress and Change: 1880--1920
86(28)
Growing Pains: 1920--1960
114(17)
Social, Educational, and Industrial Change: 1960--1990
131(13)
Economic Turmoil and Natural Disaster: 1990--2000
144(11)
Bibliography 155(4)
Index 159

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