Orig. pub. Greensboro, NC 1914. Reprinted 1971 from 1930 ed. 123 pp. Item #28
A study of the educational, institutional, and political achievements in North Carolina during the first half of the nineteenth century as seen through the lives of four statesmen: Archibald DeBow Murphey, a jurist and pioneer in transportation and public education; David Lowry Swain, governor and president of the University of North Carolina; Calvin Henderson Wiley, first superintendent of common schools in North Carolina; and John Motley Morehead, governor of North Carolina and railroad advocate.