Madam Belle

Author: Maryjean Wall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813147085
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Madam Belle from the Author: Maryjean Wall. When W. Kerr Scott (1896--1958) began his campaign for the North Carolina gubernatorial seat in 1948, his opponents derided his candidacy as a farce. However, the plainspoken dairy farmer quickly gathered loyal supporters and mobilized a grassroots attack on the entrenched interests that had long controlled the state government, winning the race in a historic upset. In this meticulously researched book, Julian M. Pleasants traces Scott's productive and controversial political career, from his years as North Carolina commissioner of agriculture, through his governorship (1949--1953), to his brief tenure as a U.S. senator (1954--1958). Scott was elected at a time when southern liberals were on the rise in post--World War II America. McCarthyism and civil rights agitation soon overwhelmed progressivism, but the trend lasted long enough for the straight-talking "Squire from Haw River" to enact major reforms and establish a reputation as one of the more interesting and influential southern politicians of the twentieth century. Scott introduced groundbreaking legislation that placed the Tar Heel State at the forefront of the southern economy, improving roads, schools, and medical facilities while widening access to electric and phone service. Scott was also relatively socially progressive and made significant appointments of women, African Americans, and liberals to positions of influence and power. This long-overdue look at his political career illuminates the spirit that transformed an introspective, segregated society dependent on tobacco and textiles into a vibrant, diversified economy at the center of the industrial, banking, and information revolution in the South.

Madam Belle Brezing

Author: Buddy Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780961282400
Size: 60.53 MB
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Madam Belle Brezing from the Author: Buddy Thompson.

Belle Brezing

Author: MC Price
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496932463
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Belle Brezing from the Author: MC Price. Somewhere between a paperboy's first cup of chicory coffee and the memories of the Madam who inspired Belle Watling of Gone With the Wind fame, there lies a story of sex, secrets and spiritual redemption. Interweaving portals to the past with the magic of a Spirit Guide called back to his lover's deathbed, Belle Brezing is a haunting love story about a loyal paperboy on a high-stakes mission: To guide his former lover to remember the secret that forged her rise to fame but closed her heart to love. Belle Brezing, the novel, takes a look at the woman who died in virtual isolation in 1940, decades after her business was closed by the Army in 1917. Brezing was a nationally known southern Madam whose obituary appeared on the front of the NY Times as well as Time Magazine. (1863-1940) Belle Brezing was a charismatic woman who brought herself out of poverty and an emotionally and physically painful early childhood. Shedding light on the connections of a wounded past and a life lived in quiet desperation, the award-winning novel Belle Brezing exposes the scandals and secrets of this dynamic woman whose life parallels timely issues in the arena of prostitution and sex trafficking.

Der Himmel Ber Alabama

Author: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641123089
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Der Himmel Ber Alabama from the Author: Marlen Suyapa Bodden. In dunklen Zeiten ist ihre Freundschaft wie ein helles Licht ... Alabama, 1853. Als Clarissa Allen, Tochter eines reichen und grausamen Plantagenbesitzers, heiratet, erhält sie von ihrem Vater Cornelius ein Hochzeitsgeschenk: Sarah, die junge Sklavin, mit der sie aufgewachsen ist. Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes behauptet Clarissas Ehemann, nicht der Vater des Neugeborenen zu sein. In Schande kehren Clarissa und Sarah zurück auf die Plantage der Allens und setzen damit eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die für die einstmals so einflussreiche Familie unvorhersehbare Konsequenzen haben wird.

Maggie Craig

Author: Joseph
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448107849
Size: 77.93 MB
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Maggie Craig from the Author: Joseph. At the turn of the century, the North of England was a hard, bleak world. A world where joy and love were the words in someone else's book - where men were resigned and women oppressed. Strong-willed and spirited, rebellious and beautiful, Maggie Craig flew in the face of the harshness of that world ... and found her passion was to cost her dearly all her life.

The Provok D Wife

Author: Sir John Vanbrugh
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The Provok D Wife from the Author: Sir John Vanbrugh.