||Introduction. North Carolina in an age of revolution / Jeff Broadwater and Troy L. Kickler -- Part I. The revolutionaries. Treasonous tea: the Edenton Tea Party of 1774 / Maggie Hartley Mitchell -- Declaring independence: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, and John Penn / Jeff Broadwater -- Part II. The West. Caught between two fires: the Catawba and the Cherokee choose sides in the American Revolution / James MacDonald -- Our common country: John Sevier and the American Revolution / Michael Toomey -- Part III. The federalists. Hugh Williamson: North Carolina federalist / Jennifer Davis-Doyle -- An ordinary founder: Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr. / Karl Rodabaugh -- The political views of Richard Caswell and the founding of the new nation / Lloyd Johnson -- James Iredell: revolutionist, constitutionalist, jurist / Willis P. Whichard -- Part IV. The anti-federalists. Samuel Spencer, anti-federalist / Jason Stroud -- Willie Jones / Kyle Scott -- Part V. The legatees of the Revolution. William R. Davie: North Carolina's patriot partisan / Scott King-Owen -- John Chavis: quiet leader of an early revolution / Benjamin R. Justesen -- Two North Carolinians, same goal, different approaches: an examination of the political lives and philosophies of Nathaniel Macon and Archibald D. Murphey / Troy L. Kickler.