The Woman who Rang the Bell: The Story of Cornelia Phillips Spencer
University of North Carolina Press, 1949 - 293 pages
Through letters, diaries and articles skillfully woven into the story, this is a picture of Chapel Hill in the 1840s, 1850s, the war years (Civil War) and the aftermath.
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