BUILDING THE NEW SOUTH

THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE PIEDMONT AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

 
                               



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Secondary Texts

Bess Beatty,  Alamance: The Holt Family and Industrialization in a North Carolina County, 1837–1900. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

Michael Coventry, Peter Felton, David Jaffee, Cecilia O’Leary, and Tracy Weis, with Susannah McGowan, “Ways of Seeing: Evidence and Learning in the History Classroom,” Journal of American History 92: 4 (March 2006), 1371-1402.


 
Steven Hahn, The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890.  New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. (Please read the 2006 edition.)  

 
Jacquelyn Hall, James Leloudis, et al, Like a Family: The Making of a Cotton Mill World Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1987. See also the “Like a Family” web site at:
 http://www.historians.org/tl/LessonPlans/nc/Leloudis/index.html

Tom Hanchett, The Growth of Charlotte
at
http://www.cmhpf.org/educhargrowth.htm or read chapter 1 and 2 of Hanchett's
Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Janet Irons, Testing the New Deal: The General Textile Strike of 1934. University of Illinois Press, 2000. Chap. 1, "Customary Rights," at books.google.com

North Carolina Digital History: North Carolina in the New South, chapters 1 (“Changes in Agriculture”) and 7 (“Politics and Populism”) at http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-newsouth/contents


Primary Texts

“Earl Councilman Interview,” Glencoe Research Forum at:
 http://www.bitwisegifts.com/glencoenc/memories/waddell.htm

Henry Grady, “Bay State Club Address” in Harris, Joel Chandler, ed. Life of Henry W. Grady, Including his Writings and Speeches. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1890, pp. 199-207.
http://www.archive.org/stream/joelchandlerharr00harruoft#page/206/mode/2up

“Icy Norman Interview,” Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Available at the Documenting the American South Web site at http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/norman/norman.html

U.S. manuscript microfilmed census records, population schedule and agricultural schedule, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900; population schedule, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. (Data on Garrett farm and Garrett family members)


Other Sources

"The Agrarian South" (optional background reading)

"The Industrialization of North Carolina's Piedmont Region"  Selections from the Southern Oral History Program Collection (Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill) maintained at the Documenting the American South Web site.

"Southern Women" Selections from the Southern Oral History Program Collection (Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill) maintained at the Documenting the American South Web site.

"Library of Southern Literature" Collection of Southern literature from the colonial era to 1900 maintained at the Documenting the American South Web site.

"The North Carolina Experience" Varied collection on North Carolina maintained at the Documenting the American South Web site.

"Hine Collection" Lewis Wickes Hine photos taken 1908-1924 of working conditions of children in the US. Many pictures of farming and mill work in the South. Library of Congress Collection. (Enter Lewis Wickes Hine's name in the "search" box.)

FSA/OWI Black-and-White Negatives Photos taken in 1930s. Many pictures of farming and mill work in the South. Library of Congress Collection. (Enter state--such as North Carolina--or topic in the "search" box.)