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The history and importance of cotton mills throughout the South during much of the 20th century is part of North Carolina’s rich heritage. Gardner-Webb University professor of history Dr. Timothy Vanderburg explores the significance and the long-term effects of one of the giants of the early Southern industrial economy in his new book “Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town.” Vanderburg, who was raised in Concord, N.C., has studied aspects of the textile mill industry, specifically Cannon Mills, for decades.
Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town, Concord N.C., Dr. Barry Hambright, Dr. Timothy Vanderburg, Dr. Tony Eastman, Gardner-Webb University, Hagley Prize in Business History, Kannapolis N.C., Mississippi State University, UNCC, University of Tennessee Press
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb University History Professor Debuts New Book on Cannon Mills" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1566.