Sallie Stockard and the Adversities of an Educated Woman of the New South

By Carole W. Troxler

400 pp., 6.14 x 9.21, 20 halftones, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6492-2
    Published: December 2021
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8652-6493-9
    Published: December 2021
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-5651-7
    Published: December 2021

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Sallie Stockard (1869-1963), the first female graduate of the University of North Carolina, published three county histories between 1900 and 1904. Thereafter, she lived an obscure and difficult life that reveals much about the many challenges women of that time faced. Encouraged by New South educational mentors, she countered restrictions on women with diligence and self-promotion. Carole Troxler discloses Stockard’s professional and personal hindrances, resourcefulness, failures, and triumph, following her to New England, the Southwest, and New York. Like her subject, Troxler lives in Alamance County, and her publications include its history.

About the Author

Carole Watterson Troxler is professor emerita of history at Elon University and the co-author (with William Murray Vincent) of Shuttle & Plow: A History of Alamance County, North Carolina (1999) and author of Farming Dissenters: The Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina (2011).
For more information about Carole W. Troxler, visit the Author Page.