North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern State
In this long-awaited survey history, William Link examines the fascinating history of North Carolina through the lens of strong but seemingly contradictory historical patterns: powerful forces of traditionalism punctuated by hierarchies of class, race relations, and gender that seemingly clashed, especially during the last century, with potent forces of modernization 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.
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Review: North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern StateUser Review - Jerry Landry - Goodreads
I read this book in conjunction with Lefler and Newsome's North Carolina history text and found this one to be more detailed on the period of the state's history beginning with the Civil War and up to ... Read full review
Review: North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern StateUser Review - Wilson Hines - Goodreads
A fantastic read. We used this in our North Carolina History class and it was so good I read the book through, save one chapter that I just had heard enough about in class. I have pulled it off the ... Read full review