Building the New South is a NEH-sponsored summer workshop for community college professors that will be held at Elon University in the summer of 2010. The workshop will explore the dramatic economic and social transformation that swept the American South in the decades after the Civil War. The focus of the workshop will be on the Piedmont, the portion of the South where the most dramatic change—industrialization—took place. Participants will read texts and primary source documents, visit historic sites and museums such as the Glencoe mill village and the Levine Museum of the New South, and do archival research at the Southern Historical Collection in Chapel Hill. The workshop will be led by some of the most prominent historians working in the field.
The workshop will consist of two sessions (July 11-17 and July 25-31); each session will be limited to twenty-five participants. Participants will receive a $1200 stipend to help pay for travel expenses, books, food and accommodations. The completed application must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010.
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