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Life in a New South City: Charlotte, NC 1865-1929

Life in a New South City: Charlotte, NC 1865-1929 is a digital exhibit created by the Fall 2010 History in the Digital Age students at UNC Charlotte. Explore the exhibit at

The goal of this project was to develop a multifaceted web exhibit illustrating Charlotte's growth and major changes from post-Civil War through present day. The project focused on major elements to show how society, economy, government, and culture have evolved in the period from roughly 1865-1929. The exhibit contains digitized photos, postcards, printed and manuscript material, sound and video clips. Each section also carries value-added materials and supplemental contextual parts. Students were asked to identify themes they wanted to explore in their groups. This site is entirely theirs.

History in the Digital Age is a required course for the graduate program in Public History at UNC Charlotte. 17 students from the History Department and Public History Program worked in 5 groups to conceptualize, research, develop, digitize, design, and create the exhibits on this site.