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Interviewee:Louise Riggsbee Jones
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Louise Riggsbee Jones, September 20, 1976. Interview H-0085-1.
A Southern Woman Describes Growing Up in a Mill Town: Louise Riggsbee Jones describes growing up in the cotton mill town of Bynum, North Carolina, during the early twentieth century. She discusses her family and household economy, the role of religion in the community, her experiences in school, her work as a spinner in the cotton mill, and the different ways in which people received medical care in this small mill community.
Interviewee: Louise Riggsbee Jones    Interviewer: Mary Frederickson
Duration: 02:02:29     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.
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Louise Riggsbee Jones, October 13, 1976. Interview H-0085-2.
A Southern Woman Describes Life and Work in a Cotton Mill Town: Louise Riggsbee Jones describes life and work in Bynum, North Carolina, a cotton mill town, during the first half of the twentieth century. Jones discusses the role of religion, marriage, and family in her life and in the community. In addition, she describes working as a winder in the cotton mill, focusing on such issues as work conditions, gender, balancing work and family, relationships between workers, and workers' benefits.
Interviewee: Louise Riggsbee Jones    Interviewer: Mary Frederickson, Mary Frederickson
Duration: 02:12:05     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.