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The Economic State of the Town Negro in Post-Reconstruction North Carolin

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In 1890, African-Americans made up nearly 50% of the total urban population in North Carolina. The dominance of these populations in towns and cities has raised the question of how these groups earned a living given the economic limitations placed on them by the white populations of the state. This article looks at African-Americans in domestic and personal service, manufacturing and mechanical industries, trade, and transportation, as well as business and professional men and women.