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Edgecombe County: Along the Tar River, North Carolina (Making of America Series)
     

Edgecombe County: Along the Tar River, North Carolina (Making of America Series)

by Monika S. Fleming
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524122
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
Making of America Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,364,102
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author


Monika S. Fleming, English instructor, local historian, and tour guide, has authored several history books on the Edgecombe County area, in addition to being a member of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, Southern History Association, and Edgecombe Genealogical Society. Her compelling narrative, coupled with vivid historic images, is an enlightening, informative portrayal of this eastern North Carolina locale.

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