CAROLE WATTERSON TROXLER, Professor Emeritus of History, Elon University




The Loyalist Experience in North Carolina (Raleigh: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1976).


Shuttle & Plow: A History of Alamance County, North Carolina (co-author with William Murray Vincent, Alamance County Historical Association, 1999).


Pyle’s Defeat: Deception at the Race Path (Alamance County Historical Association, 2003).

(Willie Parker Peace History Book Award)


Farming Dissenters: The Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina (North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2011).





 "'To Git out of a Troublesome Neighborhood': David Fanning in New Brunswick, 1784‑1800,” North Carolina Historical Review LVI (Autumn 1979) 343-365 (William Clarence Bradshaw Award).


 "Loyalist Refugees and the British Evacuation of East Florida, 1783‑1786,” Florida Historical Quarterly (July 1981) 1‑28.


 "William Stephens and the Georgia 'Malcontents': Conciliation, Conflict, and Capitulation," Georgia Historical Quarterly LXVII (Spring 1983) 1‑34.            


 "Origins of the Rawdon Loyalist Settlement," Nova Scotia Historical Review (Spring 1988) 63-76.


"Refuge, Resistance, and Reward: The Southern Loyalists' Claim on East Florida," Journal of Southern History LV (November 1989) 563‑595.


"A Loyalist Life: John Bond of South Carolina and Nova Scotia,” Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region [Fredericton, New Brunswick] XIX (Spring 1990) 72‑91.


"'The Great Man of the Settlement:’ North Carolina’s John Legett at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia, 1784‑1812," North Carolina Historical Review LXVII (July 1990) 285-314.


"Community and Cohesion in the Rawdon Loyalist Settlement,” Nova Scotia Historical Review XII (June 1992) 41‑66.


“Which Side To Take? One North Carolinian's Decision to Take the British Side in the American Revolution,” (Connor Dowd) Tar Heel Junior Historian Magazine.


"Allegiance without Community: East Florida as the Symbol of a Loyalist Contract in the South," Loyalists and Community in North America, ed. by Robert M. Calhoon et al (Greenwood Publishing Group, Contributions in American History, No. 158, 1994).


“Hidden from History: Black Loyalists at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia,” Moving On: Black Loyalists after the American Revolution ed. by John Pulis (Garland Publishing, 1999).


“’To Look More Closely at the Man’ – Wyatt Outlaw:  A Nexus of National, Regional and Personal History,” North Carolina Historical Review LXXVII (October 2000) 403-433.


"Scotch-Irish among Southern Backcountry Loyalists,” Journal of Scotch-Irish Studies  I no. 3 (October 2002).


Along the Trading Path: The Fluidity of Racial Status in the Early Eighteenth Century Southern Piedmont,” Voices from within the Veil: African Americans and the Experience of Democracy ed. by William H. Alexander et al (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).


“Re-enslavement of Black Loyalists: Mary Postell in South Carolina, East Florida, and Nova Scotia,” Acadiensis: A Journal of the Atlantic Region   XXXVII, 2 (Summer/Autumn 2008).


“Uses of the Bahama Islands by Southern Loyalist Exiles” in The Loyal Atlantic: Remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary Era ed. by Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan (University of Toronto Press, 2012).



Encyclopedia contributions:


"John Bunyan," and "Jethro Tull," Great Lives from History: British Empire and Commonwealth Series (Pasadena: Salem Publishing Co., 1987).


"Black Loyalist Migration to Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone," and "Refugee Loyalists in East Florida," Richard Blanco, The American Revolution 1775‑1783: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press: 1993).


“James Edward Oglethorpe” and “David Fanning,” American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1999).


Fifteen biographies in William S. Powell, Editor, Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (University of North Carolina Press, 1979-1996).


“William Stephens,” Kenneth Coleman, Editor, Dictionary of Georgia Biography (University of Georgia Press, 1983).


“Josiah Martin,” and “Thomas Wilson,” The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004).


“Loyalists,” Walter Edgar, ed., South Carolina Encyclopedia (University of South Carolina Press, 2003).


“Wyatt Outlaw” and “Sallie W. Stockard,” American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2006).


“Loyalists,”  “Royal North Carolina Regiment,” “The Gourd Patch Affair,”  “Folk Music,” “Ballads” and “Dulcimers,” William S.  Powell, Editor, The North Carolina Encyclopedia (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006).


“Sybil Ludington” and “Emily Geigher,” American National Biography (Oxford University Press: 2008).


Publications, Non-print:


Text of video, “Ambush on Cane Creek: The Battle of Lindley’s Mill” 1981, Alamance County Historical Association (Gertrude Carraway Award).


Alamance County, North Carolina, Transcripts of Census and Tax Records, vol. 1 (Compact Disk, 2002). (Willie Parker Peace Book Award).


Pyle’s Defeat Battlefield Survey (American Battlefield Protection Program, National Parks Service, 2000).


“The Trading Path in Alamance County – A Beginning,” five essays, 2000,


Scalawags Among Us: Alamance County Among the ‘Other Souths,’” Journal of Backcountry Studies III (Fall 2008)