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Primary Sources

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Democratic Sources

May 12, 1898: "Grand Democratic Rally."
The Democrats open the campaign.

October 21, 1898: "A White Man's Day."
South Carolina Senator Ben Tillman Speaks in Fayetteville.

November 1, 1898: Red Shirt Rally.
Thousands of "Red Shirts" Turn Out at a Rally in Laurinburg.

November 3, 1898: The Election Nears.
Furnifold Simmons Sums Up the Case for the Democrats

July - November, 1898: News and Observer Editorial Cartoons

Democratic Party Handbook.
The Official 1898 Platform for the Democratic Party (Digitized by Documenting the American South.)

Republican Sources

July 20, 1898: The Republican Convention.
Congressman George White Addresses the Delegates.

September 12, 1898: "White on the Color Line."
Congressman George White Meets with President McKinley.

October 26, 1898: "Proclamation by the Governor."
Governor Daniel Russell Calls for a Peaceful Election.

Populist Sources

October 25, 1898: Progressive Farmer Editorial Cartoons

November 4, 1898: "Those Who Have the Property Must Rule."
The Populists Make Their Case Against the Democrats.

People's Party Handbook.
The Official 1898 Platform for the Populist Party. (Digitized by Documenting the American South.)

The Editorial that Shook the State

August 18, 1898: The Editorial Appears.

August 24, 1898: "Vile and Villainous."
The News and Observer Responds to the Daily Record Editorial

October 15, 1898: "A Horrid Slander."
Democratic Papers Continue to Attack the Daily Record Editorial


North Carolina Population by County, 1890 and 1900

The Assembly of 1899-1900