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Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance

Western Carolina University

Publisher: North Carolina Division of Archives and History (1963-1995)

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A selective edition of the papers of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830 –1894) was a Confederate military officer in the American Civil War, the 37th and 43rd Governor of North Carolina, and U.S. Senator. A prodigious writer, Vance became one of the most influential Southern leaders of the Civil War and postbellum periods. Also microfilm edition of approximately 20,000 items including personal and official correspondence. Included in this publication are documents relating to antebellum Unionism, dissatisfaction with the Confederacy, Redeemer politics, North Carolina railroads, the Populist Party, tariff policies, free coinage of silver, and other matters. 39 reels, 254-page guide

Two volumes completed

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Zebulon Baird Vance on his inauguration day. Courtesy North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.


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