[slides] North Carolina’s Regulator Rebellion and Popular Protests

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Similar to the growing revolutionary movement, the North Carolina Regulator Rebellion began in the 1760s with petitions and pamphlets from colonists calling themselves Regulators and progressed towards increasingly violent attacks on the North Carolina government before ending in defeat at the Battle of Alamance in 1771. This session will explore their actions and their ideas about legitimatizing popular protests, while simultaneously looking at the role of popular protest in our own society in the twenty-first century.

Abby Chandler is an Associate Professor in Early American History and Public History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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