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Breaking New Ground

Tom Eamon

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469606972
eISBN:
9781469612478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606989_eamon.15
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the major cleanup Charlotte pursued after a blast from Hurricane Hugo in September 1989, a storm that had continued to wreak havoc when it moved inland from the South Carolina ... More


Print News and Raise Hell: 1959–1971

Kenneth Joel Zogry

in Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469608297
eISBN:
9781469608303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608297.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the tumultuous 1960s at UNC and beyond, and at the Daily Tar Heel. The 1960 Dixie Classic, UNC’s most infamous sports scandal, is discussed, as is a 1961 speech on campus by ... More


Partisan Mix

Tom Eamon

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469606972
eISBN:
9781469612478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606989_eamon.16
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the Clinton interlude did nothing to dent the national political agenda the conservative Republicans had driven since 1980. Beginning in 1994, the GOP controlled Congress. ... More


The Second Primary

Julian M. Pleasants

in The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146775
eISBN:
9780813156064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

Although close in the vote totals, Willis Smith initially decided against calling for a runoff against Graham. Urged on by conservative supporters, including future US Senator Jesse Helms, and aided ... More


Introduction

Rob Christensen

in The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys: North Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651040
eISBN:
9781469651064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of North Carolina’s leading political family, the Scotts. It examines the rural progressivism that was a powerful influence in mid-20th century North Carolina, and ... More


The Traynor Legacy versus the “Patient Zero” Myth

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 7 traces the AIDS crisis into the 1990s. It begins with the 1987 release of Randy Shilts’s And the Band Played On and his portrayal of Dugas as the origin of the epidemic in America. My ... More


Taming the Statute

Benjamin Wittes

in Starr: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092523
eISBN:
9780300127485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092523.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the public's suspicions about Kenneth Starr, which began almost immediately upon his appointment in 1994. Starr attracted this skepticism chiefly because of the peculiar ... More


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