North Carolina's history is full of actions driven by the volatile mixture of people, passions and situations. Alamance tells the story of the ill-fated Regulator Movement of the late 1700's.
A new history series pilot revisits a key moment in North Carolina history. North Carolina's history is full of actions driven by the volatile mixture of people, passions and situations. One such movement for the colonial era comes vividly to life in the pilot episode for a proposed history series. Called Alamance, the program was filmed at locations around North Carolina including Hillsborough, New Bern, Raleigh and Camden, SC. Produced by Steve Channning of Chapel Hill's award-winning videodiagloginc, in cooperation with the center, Alamance tells the story of the ill-fated Regulator Movement of the late 1700's. An outgrowth of general colonial resistance to taxation without representation, the North Carolina regulators banded together to protest overtaxation and corruption by the local English colonial government. As time passed and efforts to mediate failed, tempers flared and the regulators, a rough coalition of farmers for different counties, resorted to violence with tragic results. Channing and company achieve a high level of realism through attention to historic detail and from a dramatic script by Daniel Blame Smith. Other episodes from North Carolina history are planned for the series. Funding for Alamance was provided in part by the Z. Smith Reynolds foundation of Winston Salem, the Cemala Foundation of Greensboro and the Kellenberger historical foundation of New Bern.