The election of 1898 was one of the most significant elections in
the history of North Carolina. The effects of the campaign, and many
of the issues that were raised, would last long into the twentieth
This website is designed for students,
teachers, and researchers studying this important period in the history
of North Carolina. Using primary sources drawn from the holdings of
the North Carolina Collection, this site will allow users to explore
the issues of the campaign by examining contemporary newspaper articles,
speeches, and editorial cartoons.
The website is divided into the following sections:
A brief sketch of the issues, events, and personalities that shaped
the election of 1898 in North Carolina. This page also includes
a bibliography of sources used for this site.
Sources: Several significant primary sources, most
drawn from North Carolina newspapers, are presented here. These
sources document the platforms and actions of the three political
parties vying for power.
An outline of significant dates leading up to election day in 1898.
Sketches: Many of the political figures who played
an important role in the statewide campaign in 1898 are described
A brief guide to significant issues, phrases, and organizations.
PLEASE NOTE: Many
of the articles and cartoons on
this site contain racially insensitive images and text.