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The Affairs of Boston in the North Carolina Backcountry during the American Revolution.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cory Joe Stewart (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Robert Calhoon

Abstract: The purpose of this body of work is to explain the development of revolutionary ideology at the regional level, utilizing the backcountry counties of North Carolina from the earliest migration of white settlers through the ratification of the Federal Constitution in 1788. The North Carolina backcountry offers an important case study for the regional development of Revolutionary activity and ideology for a number of reasons. The backcountry was a region in its political, social, and economic infancy. As the region developed, so did the Revolution itself. This work will not define a single political ideology or theme, rather it traces the day to day interactions that backcountry inhabitants of all ethnicities had with those in power at the local, colonial, and later federal level. This work concludes that what pushed inhabitants to support, or oppose the Revolution, was grounded in local issues regarding land ownership, and political and social control within the region itself. The North Carolina backcountry began building a society that worked for their interests in the 1760's and that goal was achieved in the establishment of the Federal Government in 1788.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Backcountry, Cherokee, Frontier, North Carolina, Revolutionary War, Tennessee
Subjects
United States $x History $y Revolution, 1775-1783.
North Carolina $x History $y Revolution, 1775-1783.
North Carolina $x History $y Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Boston (Mass.) $x History $y Revolution, 1775-1783.