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Oral History Interview with John Raymond Shute, June 25, 1982. Interview B-0054-1. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Born in 1904 in Monroe, North Carolina, John Raymond Shute found success in business and politics in his hometown. In this interview, he discusses nineteenth-century North Carolina history and his own experience contributing to the development of Monroe and Union County. Shute offers a great many details on county governance in Union County. Selected passages focus on the development of roads and farms and broader claims about the area. Researchers interested in other developments, especially the specifics of county governance, should read the interview in its entirety.
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  • A history of hog farming in North Carolina
  • Farm finance in the late nineteenth-century South
  • Sharecropping as the South's only post-Civil War option
  • The development of a road and highway system in North Carolina
  • The reemergence of the Democratic Party in North Carolina
  • Close connection between agriculture and industry in Union County
  • Rape and race in the Old South
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  • Subjects
  • Farm life--North Carolina
  • Monroe (N.C.)--Race relations
  • The Southern Oral History Program transcripts presented here on Documenting the American South undergo an editorial process to remove transcription errors. Texts may differ from the original transcripts held by the Southern Historical Collection.

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