Civil War Series

Deserters and Outliers

Tar Heel soldiers grow weary of war and leave their regiments — only to fight for the north. (Volume 4, Part 2)

History

The Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia

Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.

History

Flight of Fancy: The Carolina Parakeet

The cardinal represents North Carolina, but maybe a vanished breed should be our state bird.

February 2014

Historic Kitchens

These historic kitchens represent a portrait of life in North Carolina when function was fundamental.

History

The Big Freeze

For about 10 days in 1917 and 1918, the waters from the Great Dismal Swamp to the Outer Banks iced over, trapping humans, animals, and boats. Eastern NC lay paralyzed, waiting for the thaw.

History

Gettysburg

The bodies of thousands of Confederate soldiers lie stretched across a battlefield in Pennsylvania, and the smell of death — and defeat — lingers in the air. (Volume 4, Part 1)

Civil War Series

The Invincible Ironclad

One man builds a warship that seems unsinkable, and his sworn enemy vows to destroy it. (Volume 3, Part 12)