The Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics

Author: Rob Christensen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807899632
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The Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics from the Author: Rob Christensen. How can a state be represented by Jesse Helms and John Edwards at the same time? Journalist Rob Christensen answers that question and navigates a century of political history in North Carolina, one of the most politically vibrant and competitive southern states, where neither conservatives nor liberals, Democrats nor Republicans, have been able to rest easy. It is this climate of competition and challenge, Christensen argues, that enabled North Carolina to rise from poverty in the nineteenth century to become a leader in research, education, and banking in the twentieth. In this new paperback edition, Christensen provides updated coverage of recent changes in North Carolina's political landscape, including the scandals surrounding John Edwards and Mike Easley, the defeat of U.S. senator Elizabeth Dole, the election of the state's first woman governor, and voters' approval of an African American candidate for president. The book provides an overview of the run-up to the 2010 elections and explains how North Carolina has become, arguably, the most politically competitive state in the South.

Carolina Israelite

Author: Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621045
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Carolina Israelite from the Author: Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett. This first comprehensive biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903-1981)--author of the 1958 national best-seller Only in America--illuminates a remarkable life intertwined with the rise of the civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture, and the sometimes precarious position of Jews in the South and across America during the 1950s. After recounting Golden's childhood on New York's Lower East Side, Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett points to his stint in prison as a young man, after a widely publicized conviction for investment fraud during the Great Depression, as the root of his empathy for the underdog in any story. During World War II, the cigar-smoking, bourbon-loving raconteur landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and founded the Carolina Israelite newspaper, which was published into the 1960s. Golden's writings on race relations and equal rights attracted a huge popular readership. Golden used his celebrity to editorialize for civil rights as the momentous story unfolded. He charmed his way into friendships and lively correspondence with Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, and Billy Graham, among other notable Americans, and he appeared on the Tonight Show as well as other national television programs. Hartnett's spirited chronicle captures Golden's message of social inclusion for a new audience today.

Tar Heel Politics 2000

Author: Paul Luebke
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807847565
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Tar Heel Politics 2000 from the Author: Paul Luebke. Offering an insightful analysis of North Carolina political trends and personalities, Paul Luebke moves beyond the usual labels of Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal. In Tar Heel Politics 2000, he argues that North Carolina's real po

Breaking Loose Together

Author: Marjoleine Kars
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807849996
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Breaking Loose Together from the Author: Marjoleine Kars. Settlers and farmers in Piedmont North Carolina stage a revolution against their local British government, prompted in large part by the religious thought spurred by the Great Awakening and their populist agrarian tendencies.

Terry Sanford

Author: Howard E. Covington
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822323563
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Terry Sanford from the Author: Howard E. Covington. Sanford was an important public figures of postwar South. First as North Carolina's governor and later as president of Duke University, he demonstrated a dynamic style of leadership marked by creativity, helping transform Southern life. 87 photos.

North Carolina Through Four Centuries

Author: William Stevens Powell
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807818503
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North Carolina Through Four Centuries from the Author: William Stevens Powell. A history of North Carolina covers the social, economic, and political forces that shaped it.

North Carolina

Author: Richard J Milbauer Professor of History William A Link
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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North Carolina from the Author: Richard J Milbauer Professor of History William A Link. North Carolina 2nd edition is a single volume, fascinating history of the state that covers political, economic, cultural and social dimensions of the Tar Heel state’s past. This new edition includes new material and an updated history to the present day. The most up-to-date history of the state, encompassing events up until 2015 The new edition includes six sections of primary-source documents Includes the very latest historical literature Answers meaningful questions concerning the history and the future of this unique and quickly growing state

Entering North Carolina

Author: Jim Leutze
Publisher: Nautilus
ISBN: 9781936946372
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Entering North Carolina from the Author: Jim Leutze. Dr. James Leutze, former President of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has crafted a common-sense, yet controversial, treatise on how North Carolina can regain its place among progressive states.

The Riggs War 1913 To 1916

Author: Paul Ryscavage
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1683930770
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The Riggs War 1913 To 1916 from the Author: Paul Ryscavage. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson opened the nation’s door to an era of reform. To help him, he brought to Washington men imbued with a progressive spirit—and in some, grudges as well! Before work on reforms got underway, two high ranking officials of the Treasury Department attacked a local bank over its banking practices. The bank officers had close ties to Wall Street; the Treasury officials were no friends of Wall Street (with scars to prove it). Aggressive bank examinations, hostile interviews, and accusatory letters ensued, eventually resulting in the bank filing an injunction against the government. But after an acrimonious court hearing, the injunction appeared to have failed. Indeed, a grand jury indicted the bank officers of perjury. In 1916, a three-week criminal trial of the bankers took place in which former Presidents Taft and Roosevelt appeared on behalf of the bankers. It was a cause celebre in the nation’s capital and much of the country. When the verdict was reached it was clear “bad blood” had been spilled everywhere—and this nasty, little war had been more than just about reform.