Excerpted from How to Become an American: A History of Immigration, Assimilation, and Loneliness, by Daniel Wolff, published December 2022 by University of South Carolina Press.
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A land acknowledgement, plus ten stories from the archives on Indigenous life in the region.
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The contested case of the Icebreaker Wind Farm has implications for renewable energy in the region.