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North Carolina : Change and Tradition in a Southern State



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In this long-awaited survey history, William Link examines the fascinating history of North Carolina through the lens of strong but seemingly contradicto-ry historical patterns: powerful forces of traditional-ism punctuated by hierarchies of class, race relations, and gender that seemingly clashed, especially during the last century, with potent forces of modernisation and a "progressive" 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.

Author Biography

William A. Link, was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, where he attended local public schools. Graduating from Davidson College in 1976, he received the Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 1981.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Colonial North Carolinap. 1
European Invasionp. 3
The Emergence of North Carolinap. 25
A Slave Societyp. 47
Suggested Readingsp. 65
The Revolutionary Republicp. 69
Immigrants and the Backcountry Worldp. 71
The Age of Revolutionp. 95
The New Republicp. 121
Suggested Readingsp. 144
The Civil War Crisisp. 149
Social Change in Antebellum North Carolinap. 151
Political Parties and the Coming of the Civil Warp. 173
The Civil Warp. 191
Suggested Readingsp. 211
Reconstruction and Its Aftermathp. 215
Reconstructionp. 217
Social Change in the Post-Reconstruction Erap. 239
Populism and the Crisis of the 1890sp. 258
Suggested Readingsp. 280
Modernizing North Carolinap. 283
Progressive North Carolinap. 285
World War I and the 1920sp. 314
Depression, New Deal, and World War IIp. 338
Suggested Readingsp. 364
Toward the Twenty-first Centuryp. 367
Postwar North Carolinap. 369
The Civil Rights Revolutionp. 395
Modernizers and Traditionalistsp. 413
Suggested Readingsp. 441
Appendixp. 443
State Symbolsp. 443
Govenorsp. 443
U.S. Senatorsp. 446
North Carolina Population, 1790-2000p. 449
Indexp. 450
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