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Economics
1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Appalachian Regional Commission
by Williams, Wiley J. The Appalachian Regional Development Act-the first of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society measures to be passed by Congress-was signed into law on 9 Mar. 1965. The act created the Appalachian [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Banking
by Gatton, T. Harry, Coonin, Bryna R. Banking by T. Harry Gatton, 2006 Additional research provided by Bryna R. Coonin. See also: Bank of America; Bank of Cape Fear; Branch Banking and Trust Company; Central Carolina Bank [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bark
by Powell, William S. Bark, generally from oak trees, was an unusual export to Great Britain from the forests of the Carolina-Virginia backcountry in the eighteenth century. As new regions were inhabited, bark from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bechtler Mint
by Holland, Ron. Before gold was discovered in California in 1848, North Carolina was the leading gold-producing state. Although gold was found in some abundance in North Carolina, gold coins as a medium of exchange [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg Committee
by Harris, William C. In 1868-69 North Carolina's Reconstruction government extended $27.83 million in the form of bonds and stocks to 18 railroad companies in the state. Although it was mainly zeal for internal [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brookings Institution
by Weaver, Robert D. The Brookings Institution, a private, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy analysis based in Washington, D.C., played an instrumental role in helping North Carolina cope with the effects [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Building and Loan Associations
by Horton, Clarence E., Jr. Building and Loan Associations are the direct descendants of English building societies, which began in Birmingham, England, in 1781. In America, organizations such as the Oxford Provident Building [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Commission on the Future of North Carolina
by Williams, Wiley J. The Commission on the Future of North Carolina, also called NC 2000, was created in June 1981 by Governor James B. Hunt Jr. Chaired by William C. Friday, then president of the consolidated University [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Confiscation Acts
by Bell, John L. Confiscation Acts were passed by the North Carolina General Assembly from 1776 through the 1780s to confiscate the property of Loyalists. This was done to punish and control the Loyalists as well as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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