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Lessons in Citizenship from a Renegade Quaker

Herman Husband was disowned by his Quaker Meeting, along with his future wife and everyone who attended their wedding.  His offense was refusing to accept the decision of the Meeting to show leniency to a member who had vocally objected to the mistreatment of her daughter.   He was very much on the wrong side of […]

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Forgotten History: The Regulator Rebellion

The Regulator Rebellion, one of the great lost tragedies of American history, has been almost forgotten, except by people who learned about it in school in North Carolina.  It was not “the first battle of the American Revolution,” but rather a revolt by angry  backwoodsmen against corrupt local officials, some of whom were soon to […]

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