Agriculture in North Carolina: History of NC Agriculture

Colonial & Antebellum Periods

Plantation Life

For more primary sources about plantation life such as diaries, records, and journals, search the Southern Historical Collection's finding aids. You can also search for items on the Documenting the American South website.

Slavery & Agriculture

Because slavery was integral to agriculture in much of antebellum North Carolina and cannot be separated from it, most of the histories listed in this research guide include this topic. Here is a sampling of resources that specifically address the history of slavery in North Carolina.

Reconstruction & 20th Century

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