The Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics

Author: Rob Christensen
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ISBN: 144299598X
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The Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics from the Author: Rob Christensen. 'Drawing on more than thirty years of reporting experience, Rob Christensen combines firsthand analysis of modern politics with a well-researched look at the past. Beginning at the turn of the twentieth century, when North Carolina was a racially charged one-party state, The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics profiles an electorate that has embraced both center-left progressives and Bible Belt conservatives, while never fully swearing off the divisive politics of the past.''--Adam Hochberg, correspondent, National Public Radio..... ''Rob Christensen's study of North Carolina politics provides all the necessary reference points for those who wish to understand the political forces that shaped the state in the twentieth century. This book is more than issues and events, however. It is an encyclopedic biographical reference of the people whose electoral success, achievements, and misadventures have long confounded those seeking to properly place North Carolina on the political spectrum.''-- Howard E. Covington Jr., coeditor of The North Carolina Century: Tar Heels Who Made a Difference, 1900-2000..... ''Rob Christensen takes readers on a colorful journey through the familiar and forgotten byways of North Carolina politics. Combining astute analysis with sharp character portraits, Christensen lays claim to the mantle of V.O. Key Jr. as the chief interpreter of North Carolina's modern political system.''-- Jeffrey J. Crow, Deputy Secretary of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources..... ''This is a sweeping narrative of 100 years of North Carolina politics, filled with fascinating characters and stories and told by an experienced journalist. Even if you think you know the story of the state's twentieth-century politics, you'll be pulled in by Christensen's engaging narrative.''-- Ferrel Guillory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics

Author: Rob Christensen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807888842
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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 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. Although party divisions and the issues of race that often distinguish them are deeply rooted, Christensen explains, North Carolina voters remain loyal to candidates who focus on issues such as education and building a business-friendly infrastructure. He takes us to picket lines and debates and through numerous red-baiting and race-baiting political campaigns. Along the way we are introduced to many remarkable characters, including a U.S. senator who was a Nazi sympathizer, a candidate for governor who was a Soviet agent, a senator who helped bring down Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, and a TV commentator who helped usher in the Reagan Revolution. Long before the talk of red state-blue state polarization, North Carolina was an intensely divided state politically. With Christensen as a guide, readers may find there is sense after all in the topsy-turvy nature of Tar Heel politics.

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.

The Making Of A Southern Democracy

Author: Tom Eamon
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469606984
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The Making Of A Southern Democracy from the Author: Tom Eamon. The story of modern politics in North Carolina is very much one of American democracy, with all its grand ambitions, limitations, and pitfalls. So argues Tom Eamon in his probing narrative of the state's political path since the 1940s. He charts the state's political transformation into a modern democratic society to show that this change was more than an evolution--it was a revolution, one that largely came about through political means, driven by strong movements and individuals working for change. By tracking the turbulence of politics throughout the period, from racial tensions to student demonstrations to fierce rivalries in the higher education arena, Eamon explores how conflict helped build a better society even as the state continued to lag in many areas. This rich account opens to readers the unforgettable people and hard-fought elections that have shaped North Carolina's competitive personality and have led to the state's emergence as a major player in twenty-first-century American politics.

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.

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.

Freedom S Teacher

Author: Katherine Mellen Charron
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898468
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Freedom S Teacher from the Author: Katherine Mellen Charron. In the mid-1950s, Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), a 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. In this vibrantly written biography, Katherine Charron demonstrates Clark's crucial role--and the role of many black women teachers--in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. 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.

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 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

Politics And Society In The South

Author: Earl Black
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674689596
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Politics And Society In The South from the Author: Earl Black. "Politics and Society in the South" is a systematic interpretation of the most important national and state tendencies in southern politics since 1920. The authors contend that, notable improvements in race relations notwithstanding, the central tendencies in southern politics are primarily established by the values, beliefs, and objectives of the expanding white urban middle class. This is the crucible for a more competitive two-party politics that is emerging in the South.