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: 9780807889329
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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 political battle is between two factions of the state's political and economic elite: modernizers and traditionalists. Modernizers draw their strength from the bankers, developers, news media, and other urban interests that support growth, he says. Traditionalists, in contrast, are rooted in small-town North Carolina and fundamentalist Protestantism, tied to agriculture and low-wage industries and threatened by growth and social change. Both modernizers and traditionalists are linked with politicians who represent their interests. An updated and revised version of Luebke's Tar Heel Politics: Myths and Realities (1990), Tar Heel Politics 2000 highlights the resurgence of the southern Republican Party for the first time in a century and discusses a number of significant changes that have occurred over the last decade. These include the institutionalization of a viable two-party system in the General Assembly, the further shift of native-born whites throughout the South into the Republican voting column, and ideological conflict in North Carolina that parallels to some extent the post-1994 battles between the Republican Congress and the Clinton White House. In addition, the book provides a detailed analysis of the political appeal of Senator Jesse Helms and draws on Luebke's insights as a member of the North Carolina State House since 1991.

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.

Freedom S Teacher Large Print 16pt

Author: Katherine Mellon Charron
ISBN: 1458782301
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Freedom S Teacher Large Print 16pt from the Author: Katherine Mellon Charron. Septima Poinsette Clark's gift to the civil rights movement was education. In the mid-1950s, this former public school teacher developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. This vibrantly written biography places Clark (1898-1987) in a long tradition of southern African American activist educators, women who spent their lives teaching citizenship by helping people to help themselves. Freedom's Teacher traces Clark's life from her earliest years as a student, teacher, and community member in rural and urban South Carolina to her increasing radicalization as an activist following World War II, highlighting how Clark brought her life's work to bear on the civil rights movement. Katherine Mellen Charron's engaging portrait demonstrates Clark's crucial role--and the role of many black women teachers--in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. Drawing on autobiographies and memoirs by fellow black educators, state educational records, papers from civil rights organizations, and oral histories, Charron argues that the schoolhouse served as an important institutional base for the movement. Clark's program also fostered participation from grassroots southern black women, affording them the opportunity to link their personal concerns to their political involvement on the community's behalf. Using Clark's life as a lens, Charron sheds valuable new light on southern black women's activism in national, state, and judicial politics, from the Progressive Era to the civil rights movement and beyond.

The Making Of A Southern Democracy

Author: Tom Eamon
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469606976
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The Making Of A Southern Democracy from the Author: Tom Eamon. Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory

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.

North Carolina Through Four Centuries

Author: William S. Powell
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807898988
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North Carolina Through Four Centuries from the Author: William S. Powell. This successor to the classic Lefler-Newsome North Carolina: The History of a Southern State, published in 1954, presents a fresh survey history that includes the contemporary scene. Drawing upon recent scholarship, the advice of specialists, and his own knowledge, Powell has created a splendid narrative that makes North Carolina history accessible to both students and general readers. For years to come, this will be the standard college text and an essential reference for home and office.

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 stateā€™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