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Extra resources for Democracy in the Old South and Other Essays
Miles, of the University of Houston; Hugh F. Rankin, of Tulane University; Clifton L. Hall, of the University of Tennessee; and Ernest W. Hooper, of Middle Tennessee State University, have, with patience and interest, talked with and listened to me as we discussed ideas and polished phrases for inclusion in the essay on Green. Finally, I want to thank Miss Martha I. Strayhorn, Assistant Editor of Vanderbilt University Press, and to say that it was a joy to work with her. J. ISAAC COPELAND CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA SEPTEMBER 1968 Page ix Special acknowledgment is made to the following, who have granted permission for the reprinting of copyrighted material from the periodicals and books that are listed below: "Gold Mining: A Forgotten Industry of Antebellum North Carolina," "Listen to the Eagle Scream: One Hundred Years of the Fourth of July in North Carolina, 1776-1876," and "Resurgent Southern Sectionalism, 1933-1955" appeared in the North Carolina Historical Review (January and April 1937, July and October 1954, and April 1956).
The product of this vein was so great as to excite general notice; and stimulated the land-owners in that section to search for these hidden treasures. The mines now began to attract the attention of the public; and several persons of enterprise, and some of capital, repaired to the spot. 53 Systematic search for the mines was then begun. Miners of many nationalities and of all degrees of skill, from the trained and experienced mining engineer to the unskilled laborer, flocked to the region. The prospector, or " 'Gold Hunter,' one of an order of people that begin already to be accounted a distinct race,"54 was a familiar figure in the entire western half of the state.
This item appeared also in the St. , Enquirer. 56 Hillsborough Recorder, 10 June 1829. See also Salisbury Yadkin and Catawba Journal, 16 June 1829; Tarborough Free Press, 3 April 1829; Greensboro Patriot, 10 June 1829. 57 Hillsborough Recorder, 8 July 1829. , 20 May, 24 June, 2 September 1829; and Ruffin Papers, I, 503. 58 "The Precious Metal," American Farmer, XI (25 September 1829), 222-223. , Advertiser, 29 April 1831; Tarborough Free Press, 3 May 1831; Washington United States Telegraph, 5 April 1831.
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