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Agriculture in North Carolina during the Great Depression
by Bishop, RoAnn. Agriculture in North Carolina during the Great Depression Originally published as "Difficult Days on Tar Heel Farms" by RoAnn Bishop Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Air-Conditioning
by Hill, Michael. Air-conditioning greatly changed the nature of life in North Carolina and the rest of the South. Willis H. Carrier, who had created an experimental cooling system in New York in 1902, installed the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boll Weevils
by Helms, Douglas. Boll weevils, or cotton boll weevils, were a significant problem to North Carolina cotton growers during much of the twentieth century. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) came to the attention of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, James William
by Glass, Brent D. James William Cannon, textile manufacturer, was born near Sugaw Creek Church in Mecklenburg County. His father was Joseph Allison Cannon and his mother, Eliza Long. As a boy he worked on his father's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotton Mills
by Glass, Brent D. Cotton Mills by Brent D. Glass, 2006 See also: Schenck-Warlick [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Exports
by Wait, Douglas A. North Carolina has produced and transported commercial exports since its establishment as an English colony. The primary exports from the colony were products of the forest. By the 1720s naval [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Factors
by Norris, David A. Factors, also known as "commission merchants," were commercial agents who handled the exchange of goods on behalf of planters. A factor sold cotton or other crops and made the arrangements for [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farm and Factory Struggles
by Bishop, RoAnn. By the 1920s, North Carolina had become the nation’s largest producer of cotton textiles and the leading industrial state in the Southeast. At the same time, it boasted more farms than every state [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Gray, George Alexander
by Strong, Ellen R. George Alexander Gray, cotton manufacturer of Gastonia, was one of a group of self-educated, self-trained engineers in the South who brought technical proficiency to cotton manufacturing. He was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harriet-Henderson Cotton Mills Strike
by York, Maury. Harriet-Henderson Cotton Mills Strike by Maurice C. York, 2006 See also: Gastonia Strike; Textile Strike of 1934 In 1895, with the financial assistance of local investors, brothers David Y. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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