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“The Answer to Laundry in Outer Space”: The Rise and Fall of the Paper Dress in 1960s American Fashion 2015 6561 In 1966, a marketing campaign by the American Scott Paper Company allowed customers to obtain a dress made of a cellulose material called “Dura-Weave” for the cost of a coupon from Scott's paper towels, plus shipping. In doing so they created a marke...
“Rather Death than the Montagne”: Roots of Federalist Revolts of 1793 in Revolutionary France 2015 1507 In 1793, conflicts between factions of the revolutionary government of France, called the National Convention, led to riots. These conflicts centered around the ability to influence and control the National Convention and have been commonly referred ...
“Now Mining Coal is for the Big Boys”: Agency and Adaptation in the Changing Culture of Tazewell County 2016 2050 Across Central Appalachia the boom and bust cycle of the coal market has shaped the character of company-owned coal towns since their inception. Existing scholarship on mining has focused on economic imbalance and labor unrest, primarily in West Vir...
In the Grip of Slavery: The Rise of a Slave Society Surrounding the Establishment of Stock Stands along the Buncombe Turnpike, 1790 to 1855 2016 2179 Western North Carolina is often seen as a region where African-American slavery was uncommon, and non-essential to the economy. However, in Buncombe County, especially the communities along the Buncombe Turnpike, slavery was common and played an impo...
Pack(ed) Place: Cultural Heritage Tourism in Buncombe County, NC Past, Present, and Future 2019 1064 Abstract: Since before the Civil War, tourism of all kinds, including heritage tourism, has been a primary driver of the economy of western North Carolina, especially in Asheville, the seat of Buncombe County, and the region’s urban center. By the en...
??? to Snowbird: Education, Assimilation, and Integration of Cherokee in the Snowbird Community, 1932-1965 2019 1276 ??? to Snowbird: Education, Assimilation, and Integration of Cherokee in the Snowbird Community, 1932-1965, explores the history of education of the Cherokees in the Snowbird Community. Beginning with a brief look at the Cherokee Boarding School and ...
“Health Resort” or Hell?: A Study of Asheville’s Historic Mental Institution, Highland Hospital 2019 2946 The aim of Highland hospital was to treat mentally ill patients suffering from a number of ailments including addiction, depression, and schizophrenia. It was owned by Dr. Robert S. Carroll until 1939 when he gave ownership of the facilities as a gif...
The Road to Happiness: Paternalism in Canton’s Champion Paper and Fibre Company 2015 1829 The Champion Paper and Fibre Company mill formed an important part not only of Canton, North Carolina where it was located, but also of the paper industry in the United States. Although in the early 20th century, the southern states were seen as a "n...
It Cannot Be Helped: Racial Stratification in Jerome and Rohwer, Arkansas During World War II 2015 2055 Between March 1942 and 1945 the War Relocation Authority (WRA) forced over one hundred and twenty thousand Japanese Americans into internment camps hastily constructed across the country. Small communities outside of the rural towns of McGehee and De...