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'The Reliable Grocer': Consumerism in a New South Town, 1875-1900


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Although typically described as remote and isolated from national trends in developments in politics, economics, and social trends, there were places within the post-bellum South that were connected and influenced by larger centers of news and power. For example, Weldon, North Carolina became not only an important regional center for industry and commerce, but also a place to taken in broader cultural and economic trends of the late-nineteenth century, often spurred by the success of railroads.
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