The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events that Shaped Modern North Carolina

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Notes

PROLOGUE

1. David Traxel, 1898: The Birth of the American Century (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998), p. 281; and LeRae Umfleet (principal researcher), 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Report (Raleigh: N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 2006), p. 108.

2. Jeffrey J. Crow and Robert F. Durden, Maverick Republican in the Old North State: A Political Biography of Daniel L. Russell (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977), p. 136.

3. U.S. Bureau of the Census, Urban and Rural Population: 1900 to 1990, table 1 (October 1995).

4. Thomas C. Parramore, Express Lanes and Country Roads: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1920–1970 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983).

5. U.S. Bureau of the Census, United States Census of Population, 1900, vol. 8, pt. 2, “States and Territories.”

6. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, James Leloudis, Robert Korstad, Mary Murphy, Lu Ann Jones, and Christopher B. Daly, Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987), p. 24.

7. Jeffrey J. Crow, Paul D. Escott, and Charles L. Flynn Jr., Race, Class, and Politics in Southern History (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989), p. 159.

8. Donald R. Matthews, ed., North Carolina Votes: General Election Returns by County (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1962), p. 111.

9. William J. Cooper and Thomas E. Terrill, The American South: A History (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990), p. 518.

10. Crow and Durden, Maverick Republican, p. 111.

11. Ibid., p. 128.

12. Richard L. Watson Jr., “Furnifold M. Simmons and the Politics of White Supremacy,” in Race, Class, and Politics in Southern History, ed. Jeffrey J. Crow, Paul D. Escott, and Charles L. Flynn Jr. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989), p. 38.

13. Oliver H. Orr Jr., Charles Brantley Aycock (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961), p. 108.

14. C. Vann Woodward, Origins of the New South, 1877–1913 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1951), p. 325.

15. Traxel, 1898.

16. Fred Rippy, ed. and comp., F. M. Simmons, Statesman of the New South: Memoirs and Addresses (Durham: Duke University Press, 1936), p. 22.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Prologue 7
  • Chapter 1 - The Simmons Machine 34
  • Chapter 2 - The Shelby Dynasty 62
  • Chapter 3 - Branchhead Boys 109
  • Chapter 4 - The Last of the Conservative Democrats 154
  • Chapter 5 - Dixie Dynamo 179
  • Chapter 6 - Jessecrats 203
  • Chapter 7 - Jim Hunt and the Democratic Revival 235
  • Chapter 8 - Phoenix Rising 261
  • Chapter 9 - A New Century 287
  • Epilogue 311
  • Appendix Endings 319
  • Notes 323
  • Index 345
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