Carolina Cradle: Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762

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UNC Press Books, Jun 1, 1987 - History - 251 pages
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This account of the settlement of one segment of the North Carolina frontier--the land between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers--examines the process by which the piedmont South was populated. Through its ingenious use of hundreds of sources and documents, R
 

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Contents

THE SETTING
3
GENERAL CAUSES OF THE SOUTHWARD MIGRATION
10
THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS 17471751
23
GROWTH OF THE WESTERN SETTLEMENT 17501751
51
MARCH 25 1752
63
IN THE FORKS OF THE YADKIN 17521762
73
THE GERMANS OF PRESENT ROWAN COUNTY
87
THE WESTERN SETTLEMENTS 17521762
94
THE ECONOMIC ORDER
171
LIFE OF THE PEOPLE
179
THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
193
CONCLUSION
200
Appendix A
205
Appendix C
207
Appendix D
208
APPENDIX F
211

THE TRADING CAMP SETTLEMENT 17501762
106
GROWTH OF THE IRISH SETTLEMENT 17521762
117
QUAKERS AND BAPTISTS ON THE NORTHWEST FRONTIER
130
THE SCOTCHIRISH MIGRATION
138
THE GERMAN MIGRATION
146
ESTABLISHMENT OF SALISBURY
152
Appendix G
215
APPENDIX H
216
Appendix I
217
BIBLIOGRAPHY
219
INDEX
239
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The late Robert W. Ramsey was professor of history at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

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