The Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics

Author: Rob Christensen
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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: 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 Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics

Author: Rob Christensen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807871516
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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

The Paradox Of Tar Heel Politics

Author: Rob Christensen
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ISBN: 1442996064
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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, 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 ''Most newcomers to North Carolina (and native Tar Heels, too) wonder how the state can elect Jesse Helms and Jim Hunt or John Edwards and Elizabeth Dole at almost the same time. Rob Christensen cleaves that Gordian knot with solid historical background and the keen observations of a clear-eyed witness. Read this book!''- William Price, coeditor of Discovering North Carolina: A Tar Heel Reader.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.