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Archive for November 15th, 2013

Sam Cooke was just being clever when he sang “…don’t know what a slide rule is for.” I, on the other hand, genuinely don’t know. But that won’t stop me from declaring a 1916 slide rule to be November’s Artifact of the Month. UNC alumnus Bill Higgins generously donated this artifact as part of a […]

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“Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore [in “Gender and Jim Crow”] recounts a debate on a summer night in 1901 in Charlotte, North Carolina, between two well-educated young women, Addie Sagers and Laura Arnold, on the topic ‘Is the South the Best Home for the Negro?’ “Sagers argued against going North, where, she said, the only jobs open […]

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