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North Carolina's textile industry not only survived the Civil War, it thrived in the chaotic post-war years. Using newspaper accounts from across the state, the author describes the social and economic conditions that allowed textiles to flourish after the war and the major historical figures involved in running existing mills and opening new ones throughout the state. The article also includes a comprehensive list of operational cotton mills in the state between 1865 and 1884.
This article is the first in a series on the cotton textile industry in antebellum North Carolina. This installment focuses on development of cotton textile production from an older domestic process into an industrialized factory process.
This article is the second and last in a series on the cotton textile industry in antebellum North Carolina. This installment focuses on the evolution of cotton textile production as an industrialized factory process, as well as on the contributions of particular innovators and companies to the industry such as Henry Humphreys, the Franklinville Manufacturing Company, and Hugh S. Parks among others. An appendix attached to the article lists all North Carolina cotton mills between 1830 and 1865.