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Author Carole Troxler visits Mebane Public Library

By , September 12, 2011

from Richard Ellington

Historians interested in pre-Revolutionary Alamance County will want to
join local author Carole Troxler at the Mebane Public Library on
Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00pm. Dr. Troxler will talk about the topic
of her latest book, “Farming Dissenters: The Regulator Movement in
Piedmont North Carolina”. Here is the book summary from Amazon:

The Regulator Movement grew from the frustration of North Carolina’s
backcountry residents–frustration with local officials who ran their
offices for personal gain, disregarding the rights of the
residents–frustration with a complicated land grant system that did not
guarantee clear ownership of land–frustration with a colonial
legislature dominated by eastern political and economic interests. In
this new study, Dr. Carole Troxler steps back more than two decades
before the pivotal Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771) to examine the
issues and their cultural context that fostered the Regulator Movement
and determined its progress, and political aftermath. This is the story
of local government more interested in its needs than those of its
constituents–and of settlers steeped in the Dissenter religious culture
who drew on its political orientation to risk activism often cited as a
prelude to the American Revolution.

Dr. Troxler is also the co-author of “Shuttle and Plow: A History of
Alamance County, North Carolina”.

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