North Carolina in the Civil War era is known colloquially as a vale of humility between two mountains of conceit. This expression is part state rivalry, a dig at Virginia and South Carolina. But also part analysis of the culture, politics, and economy of North Carolina compared to its neighbors. This site presents sources that address how the state diverged from and converged on regional and national patterns.
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During the Civil War Wilmington, North Carolina was one of the only Confederate ports not blockaded by the U.S. Navy. Southern states were not equipped to produce supplies necessary to sustain the war effort or home front, and southerners relied on international trade… Read More