2 Cities and industry
The late nineteenth century is remembered as a time of industrialization in America, when business, industry, and cities grew at a pace never seen before. North Carolina, too, saw new industries emerge. Factories processed tobacco into cigarettes, cotton into clothing and blankets, and timber into furniture. With these changes, North Carolina led the way into what some reformers called the “New South.” In this chapter we’ll learn about the growth of industry and of cities and consider why North Carolina became the home to so much new industry.
- 2.1Growth and transformation: The United States in the Gilded Age
- 2.2Henry Grady and the "New South"
- 2.3Industrialization in North Carolina
- 2.4The growth of cities
- 2.5Immigration in U.S. history
- 2.6Railroads in Western North Carolina
- 2.7The Dukes of Durham
- 2.8The tobacco industry and Winston-Salem
- 2.9The textile industry and Winston-Salem
- 2.10Small-town businesses, 1903
- 2.11New machine shop in Plymouth, N.C.
- 2.12The Belk brothers' department stores