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From the cotton field to the cotton mill : a study of the industrial transition in North Carolina

Author: Holland Thompson; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, N.C.] : Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001.
Dissertation: Ph. D. Columbia University
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : State or province government publication : eBook   Computer File : English : Electronic edView all editions and formats
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Thompson's thesis looks at life prior to the Civil War when slavery and farms or plantations were the way of life and compares it to after the Civil War. The paper looks at the rise of mills, particularly cotton, and the effects on farms as many moved to mill towns where adults and children found jobs. Also looks at the change in living standards and accepted abodes for homes, the impact of mills on everyday life,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holland Thompson; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
OCLC Number: 50483841
Notes: Title from electronic title page (viewed Aug. 26, 2002).
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digitization project's database, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection The North Carolina experience, beginnings to 1940.
Text scanned (OCR) by Apex Data Services, Inc. Images scanned by Tammy Evans. Text encoded by Apex Data Services, Inc., Melissa Meeks and Natalia Smith.
Details: Mode of access: Internet World Wide Web.; System requirements: PC with modem or direct Internet connection; SGML viewer required for SGML files.
Other Titles: North Carolina experience, beginnings to 1940.
Responsibility: by Holland Thompson.

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Thompson's thesis looks at life prior to the Civil War when slavery and farms or plantations were the way of life and compares it to after the Civil War. The paper looks at the rise of mills, particularly cotton, and the effects on farms as many moved to mill towns where adults and children found jobs. Also looks at the change in living standards and accepted abodes for homes, the impact of mills on everyday life, employee and employer relationships, African Americans in the work force with whites, children in the workforce, and even comapares wages and cost of items with those in the North.

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