Farming Dissenters

The Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina

By Carole W. Troxler

Farming Dissenters

260 pp., 6 x 9, 45 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6350-5
    Published: January 2011

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

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.

About the Author

Dr. Carole Watterson Troxler is professor emeritus of history at Elon University, where she taught for thirty-three years. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Troxler has published extensively on the American Revolution in the southern backcountry and the migration of Loyalists after the war.
For more information about Carole W. Troxler, visit the Author Page.