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The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory

Tom Eamon


The story of modern politics in North Carolina is very much one of American democracy, with all its grand ambitions, limitations, and pitfalls. So argues this narrative of the state's political path since the 1940s. The author charts the state's political transformation into a modern democratic society to show that this change was more than an evolution—it was a revolution, one that largely came about through political means, driven by strong movements and individuals working for change. By tracking the turbulence of politics throughout the period, from racial tensions to student demonstration ... More

Keywords: American politics, North Carolina, American democracy, democratic society, racial tensions, student demonstrations, higher education, conflict, elections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469606972
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469606989_eamon


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Eamon, author