North Carolin The Legacy Of The English

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In 1792, the state legislature had to decide where to place the state capitol. The capitol was created as a planned capital city. As a nod to the state’s early history, the capital was named Raleigh after Sir Walter Raleigh in deference to his original plan to build a “Cittie of Raleigh” in his first colony. (Powell, 1989, p. 212).
The most obvious influence of English settlement in North Carolina is the legacy of the English language, the English system of weights and measures, which ironically the English no longer use, the system of governance and as mentioned earlier, the naming of counties and towns.
Another legacy of the English influence in North Carolina is the textile industry. Early colonists smuggled their knitting frames to
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The Jack tales originated in the British Isles and were brought to North Carolina as part of a rich oral storytelling tradition (Chase, 2003, pp. 62-65).
There are pockets of North Carolina which hold on to peculiarities of English speech. According to (Burke, 1971, pp. 289-300) Ocracoke is one such pocket where dialect and language still contain English influenced speech. Part of the reason this holds true is that Ocracoke, as a barrier island remains isolated from the rest of the North Carolina and has held onto specific turns of phrase and pronunciation. For example, the words abreast (to the side of) comforter (for quilt) squall (for storm) curtain (in place of blind or roller shade) and whicker (the sound a horse makes.)
The early days of farming in North Carolina over a hundred years after the first white, European colonists had arrived was initially that of hog and cattle farming. Hogs and cattle were let lose to forage and roam the countryside before being rounded up twice a year for slaughter. The meat was exported to the West Indies as salted beef and pork (Kulikoff, 2000). The legacy of hog farming continues in North Carolina today with 7.1% of the national total of hog farms. In 2012, the hog industry employed over 130,000 workers, and had a net worth of 2.9 billion dollars. (Lowe, 2008).
From the time that Sir Walter Raleigh discovered tobacco growing in the colonies, the demand

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