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The Wilmington Coup D'état of 1898

Published Works

These works are arranged in chronological order in order to highlight how the narrative of the coup was presented, and eventually shifted, from the time it occurred through present day. Most early accounts of the coup perpetuate a narrative devised and championed by its perpetrators and members of the Democratic party.

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These works highlight the political, racial, and social factors that contributed to and were born out of the events of 1898. Main topics include Reconstruction, voting rights, the Democratic Party, and the state of affairs in North Carolina at the time. Please note, some works not available in Randall Library have been listed in the Additional Resources section.

The following published works and resources are not available through Randall Library. Please seek external sources for access and further information.