The Resource Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate race in North Carolina, Julian M. Pleasants, Augustus M. Burns III, (ebook)

Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate race in North Carolina, Julian M. Pleasants, Augustus M. Burns III, (ebook)

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Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate race in North Carolina
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Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate race in North Carolina
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Julian M. Pleasants, Augustus M. Burns III
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eng
Summary
The tumultuous North Carolina Senate primaries of 1950 are still viewed as the most bitter chapter in the state's modern political history. The central figure in that frenzied race was the appointed incumbent, Frank Porter Graham, former president of the University of North Carolina (1931-49) and liberal activist of national stature. As a Senate candidate, Graham was unrelentingly attacked for both his social activism and his racial views, and the vicious tactics used against him shocked his supporters and alarmed national observers. Peeling away the myths that have accumulated over the years, the authors present the first thoroughly researched account of Graham's eventual defeat by Raleigh attorney Willis Smith. The result, a balanced study of North Carolina politics at mid-century, is a convincing explanation of the 1950 election. Using the campaign as a prism, the authors assess the factional struggles within the state, showing that Graham was defeated by a massive loss of support among white voters in eastern North Carolina. The principal force behind this switch was the fear promulgated by the Smith campaign that a vote for Graham was a vote to end statutory segregation in North Carolina. The authors also offer the fullest portrait to date of Frank Porter Graham as political candidate and social reformer. They examine his career as an educator and public activist, the steps that led to his unorthodox appointment, and his strengths and weaknesses as a political candidate. Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate Race in North Carolina is based on manuscript materials never before examined, on interviews with more than 50 campaign participants and associates of both Graham and Smith, and on a thorough analysis of newspaper coverage and campaign literature
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Midwest
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Pleasants, Julian M
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324.9756/043
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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1939-1999
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  • Burns, Augustus Merrimon
  • hoopla digital
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The Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies
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  • Graham, Frank Porter
  • United States
  • North Carolina
  • Elections
  • North Carolina
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adult
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Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate race in North Carolina, Julian M. Pleasants, Augustus M. Burns III, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469620701
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11859999
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remote
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11859999
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MWT11859999
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate race in North Carolina, Julian M. Pleasants, Augustus M. Burns III, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469620701
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11859999
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859999
System control number
MWT11859999
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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