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Alice P. Evitt oral history excerpt (child labor)
Alice P. Evitt was born in 1898 and began working at the cotton mills near Charlotte, North Carolina in 1910 when she was 12 years old. She worked 12 hours a day, every day except Sunday, and earned 25 cents a day for her work. In this except, Ms. Evitt talks...
Format: audio/interview
Ila Hartsell Dodson oral history excerpt (labor unions)
Ila Hartsell Dodson was born in 1907 in South Carolina and began working in the Brandon Cotton Mill at age 14. Her mother, father, and all of her nine siblings worked for various cotton mills in North and South Carolina. She met her husband working in the...
Format: audio/interview
Ila Hartsell Dodson oral history excerpt (child labor)
Ila Hartsell Dodson was born in 1907 in South Carolina and began working in the Brandon Cotton Mill at age 14. Her mother, father, and all of her nine siblings worked for various cotton mills in North and South Carolina. She met her husband working in the...
Format: audio/interview
Alice P. Evitt oral history excerpt (labor unions)
Alice P. Evitt was born in 1898 and began working at the cotton mills near Charlotte, North Carolina in 1910 when she was 12 years old. She worked 12 hours a day, every day except Sunday, and earned 25 cents a day for her work. Here, Ms. Evitt describes her...
Format: audio/interview
Kathmandu street sounds
Like me, many tourists make Kathmandu, Nepal a destination so that they can arrange a trek through the unparalleled Himalayan mountains. Many businesses and hotels cater to this tourist trade with Western food resturants, thousands of Internet cafes, travel...
Format: audio
Vietnam train experience
Though I usually took the bus to travel over longer distances in Vietnam, I had hoped to save time during one part of my trip by taking the train. The larger windows, the roomier seating and the speed usually make the train a better ride. This did not prove...
Format: audio
James Pharis oral history excerpt
James Pharis began working in the cotton mills in Eden, North Carolina at age 8. He worked for 11 hours a day and earned 25 cents a day for several years. He met his wife, who also began working in the mill at age 8, at a square dance in the mill village sponsored...
Format: audio/interview
Vietnamese woman selling
Many tourists in Vietnam take a tour through what was the DMZ, or demilitarized zone, during the Vietnam War. This one-day bus tour visits sights such as Khe San Air Force Base, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the Vin Moc Tunnels. Where there are tourists,...
Format: audio
Eva B. Hopkins oral history excerpt
Eva B. Hopkins was born in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina and began working in Mercury Cotton Mill full time in 1932 at age 14 to support her father, who had tuberculosis. Like many mill workers, her family had left their small farm in the mountains of...
Format: audio/interview