"Making a considerable tumult in the streets"

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James Joseph Broomall (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Lisa Tolbert

Abstract: "This thesis examines the construction of knowledge and identity revealed through the perspectives and acts of the participants in, opponents to, and observers of the North Carolina Regulation. By so doing, this work penetrates the elusive worldviews and mindsets of eighteenth-century colonists, especially those living in the North Carolina backcountry. Documentary sources--including heretofore-neglected newspapers--serve as the foundational source material; a consideration of townscapes and landscapes is included also to illustrate their roles in the Regulation. Through this inquiry my thesis examines broadly the cultural mechanisms used by Regulators to construct and propel their protest against tyranny and corruption; intertwined with these issues are matters of representation and exchanges of power in this complex agrarian protest. Such a focus is designed to expand upon the existing literature on this subject, which generally examines the causes and roots of this struggle. "--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
North Carolina, history, Regulators, eighteenth-century, colonists, agrarian protest
Subjects
North Carolina--History--Regulator Insurrection, 1766-1771.
North Carolina--History--Regulator Insurrection, 1766-1771--Sources
North Carolina--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775