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The Dukes of Durham, 1865-1929

Author: Robert Franklin Durden
Publisher: Durham, [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1987. ©1975
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the history of Washington Duke and two of his sons, Benjamin Newton Duke and James Buchanan Duke. Although numerous other members of the family play their parts in the story, it focuses primarily on the three men who were at the center of the economic and philanthropic acitivites which made the Dukes of Durham one of America's famous families"--Preface.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Duke family.; Duke family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Franklin Durden
ISBN: 9780822379355 082237935X 9780822307433 082230743X
OCLC Number: 910244209
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates)
Contents: Preface xi1. Yeoman Farmer Home from the War 32. Beginning Anew in 1865: The Early Phase of W. Duke, Sons and Company 113. James B. Duke, The Bonsack Cigarette Machine, and the Origins of the American Tobacco Company 264. Building a Commercial Empire: The American Tobacco Company, 1890-1904 565. "Durham in on the way to heaven rejoicing": Early Philanthropy of the Dukes 826. "Trinity College is the best institution of learning in the South": The Philanthropic Pattern Takes Shape 977. New Myths for Old: The Dukes and the Textile Industry of North Carolina 1228. A Time of Troubles-And Splendor on Fifth Avenue 1529. Electric Power for the Piedmont Region of the Carolinas 17710. The Philanthropic Culmination: The Establishment of the Duke Endowment 19911. The Launching of Duke University and the Deaths of the Duke Brothers 233A Note on the Sources 261Appendix. James B. Duke's Indenture Creating the Duke Endowment 268Index 281
Responsibility: Robert F. Durden.

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"This is the history of Washington Duke and two of his sons, Benjamin Newton Duke and James Buchanan Duke. Although numerous other members of the family play their parts in the story, it focuses primarily on the three men who were at the center of the economic and philanthropic acitivites which made the Dukes of Durham one of America's famous families"--Preface.

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