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The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics [electronic resource] : The Personalities, Elections, and Events That Shaped Modern North Carolina

Author/Creator:
Christensen, Rob.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (372 p.)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Local subjects:
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. (search)
North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1951-. (search)
Political culture -- North Carolina. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 pa
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prologue; CHAPTER 1. The Simmons Machine; CHAPTER 2. The Shelby Dynasty; CHAPTER 3. Branchhead Boys; CHAPTER 4. The Last of the Conservative Democrats; CHAPTER 5. Dixie Dynamo; CHAPTER 6. Jessecrats; CHAPTER 7. Jim Hunt and the Democratic Revival; CHAPTER 8. Phoenix Rising; CHAPTER 9. A New Century; Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
1-4696-0628-3
0-8078-9963-1
OCLC:
709552662