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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

North Carolina

Author: William A. Link
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780882952673
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North Carolina from the Author: William A. Link. In this long-awaited survey history, William Link examines the fascinating history of North Carolina through the lens of strong but seemingly contradictory historical patterns: powerful forces of traditionalism punctuated by hierarchies of class, race relations, and gender that seemingly clashed, especially during the last century, with potent forces of modernization and a ā€œprogressiveā€ element that welcomed, even embraced, change. The result answers meaningful questions that all Tar Heels ask about the history and the future of the unique and quickly growing state they call home. Taking the North Carolina story from moments before first contact all the way to the elections of 2008, this book provides a great new resource for all college-level instructors and students of North Carolina history.

The Paradox Of Love

Author: Pascal Bruckner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691149143
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The Paradox Of Love from the Author: Pascal Bruckner. Drawing on history, politics, psychology and pop culture, the author traces the roots of sexual liberation to explain love's supreme paradox, and concludes that love's messiness, surprises and paradoxes are not merely the sources of its pain--but also of its pleasure.

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.