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Archive for May 10th, 2010

Check out Documenting the American South’s most recent highlight: Dorothea Dix’s Advocacy for the Mentally Ill in North Carolina.

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“It was in the textile mills of North Carolina [in 1934 that Martha Gellhorn, a 25-year-old investigator for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration] found the writing voice she had been looking for. It was clear and simple, a careful selection of scenes and quotes…. What made it her own was the tone, the barely contained […]

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