NORTH CAROLINA NEWSPAPERS: THE REPORTING ON IMPORTANT POLITICAL ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE STATE’S HISTORY
For a person living in 2010 it is difficult to fully appreciate the political issues considered important by previous generations. This page aims to help bridge this gap by the selective offering of columns from the state’s newspapers at crucial historical moments. The online North Carolina Newspaper Digitization Project, offered by the North Carolina State Archives, provides a substantial source of news reporting to achieve this goal. It is most useful to family researchers when a paper’s description and interpretation of political developments help provide some context for the lives of their kin in various generations.