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Digital Durham

Digital Durham

According to the "Project Overview," Digital Durham "offers students, teachers, and researchers a range of primary sources with which they can investigate the economic, social, cultural, and political history of a post-bellum southern community." These include a variety of letters written by elite members of the community, as well as "entries from Atlas Rigsbee's general store ledger [that] together with data from the 1880 census provide a view into the social experience of those Durham citizens who have not left written documents. Taken together the new materials on Digital Durham touch on over 600 topics including African American business enterprise, the emergence of textiles, tobacco production and marketing, child labor, prohibition, evangelical revivalism, nineteenth-century medical... Show More


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