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A Life in Antebellum Charlotte


Category:  History – primary source
Karen McConnell, Jane Dyer and Ann Williams
Published:  2005 -2013
Print Length:  156 pages
Language:  English
Item Weight:  .7 pounds
Dimensions:  9 x .38 x 6 inches

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Book Description

This is a transcription of Sarah Davidson’s Journal for 1837, with additional historic information written by the editors.

1837 was a pivotal year in the history of North Carolina with the development of the gold mining industry and the construction of the first branch of the US Mint, in Charlotte. Other events described include the education of slave children and Sarah’s religious introspection and commitment. The original Journal is held in the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection of the J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNCC.   Nearly out of print.

About the Authors

Karen McConnell, Jane Dyer and Ann Williams were immersed in the history of the Charlotte, NC area for many years. They have been members of the Mecklenburg Historical Association and served on that organization’s Docent committee. Their activities ranged from scholarly research using primary documents and a broad array of historical collections at academic archives throughout the state to working with children in historical learning activities such as dipping candles or creating corn husk dolls. All three have volunteered half a dozen historic sites, some on a regular basis, and others for special events. They all given tours at Historic Rosedale and, upon occasion, assumed the clothing and persona of our foremothers to bring history to life. In addition to Mecklenburg County families, they have researched everyday life in the antebellum Piedmont with an emphasis on the experience of enslaved African Americans.


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