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The Pineland School, Mrs. Mollie Jones, and the Progressive Roots of Salemburg, North Carolina 2016 639 The Salem School,later The Pineland School,in Salemburg, NC not only became a successful and well-respected institution, but also saw from its administrative ranks the launch of a series of activists, both in the social and political spheres, who wou...
Citizens Against Clearcutting the Asheville Watershed: The Impact of Community Response on Commons Environmentalism in Asheville, N.C. 2017 188 In 1987 Powell Wholesale Lumber Industries Inc. and the Asheville-Buncombe Water Authority entered into a contract that traded $57,400 for over 700,000 board feet that would be harvested in thirty-two months from the Asheville Watershed. The Ashevill...
The Silent Killer of 1918: The Devastating Effects of the 1918-1920 Spanish Influenza Pandemic in Western North Carolina 2017 597 The Spanish influenza pandemic is one that many historians have largely covered in research. However, with estimates between 50 to 100 million people dying worldwide, it is a pandemic that has become forgotten among today's public. With recent schola...
"Nothing in her bags but two rags": Midwives, Nurses and Public Health Intervention in African American Communities in North Carolina, 1920-1950 2017 201 The period of 1920-40 in North Carolina saw some of the strictest regulation related to midwives in the South. Midwives had been a fundamental part of the birthing process for African American women from very early on in American history into the twe...
The Upper French Broad Defense Association, A Moment When American Democarcy Worked 2017 228 The Upper French Broad River Valley in western North Carolina has been prone to flooding for thousands of years. However, only since the Tennessee Valley Authority’s establishment in 1933 has there been an incorporation willing to take on the chall...