Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World
By Jim Leloudis
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Orientation page for the project, which focuses on the evolution of Piedmont mill towns presented in Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987)
Life on the Land: Introduction
Traces the change from subsistence farming of the 1850s to the mill towns of the 1900s.
Mill Village and Factory: Introduction
Discusses the mechanics of a factory and the mill employees work experiences and living conditions
Work and Protest: Introduction
Covers three protests from the 1920s and 1930s
The preceding three pages all include internal links to relevant images, interviews, and teaching plans. Audio interview files are available in the Southern Oral History Program Interview Database.
Serves as a digital works cited for resources utilized in this project