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Book Title : Carolina Israelite
Author : Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release Date : 2015-05-11
Pages : 368
ISBN : 9781469621043
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This first comprehensive biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903-1981)--author of the 1958 national best-seller Only in America--illuminates a remarkable life intertwined with the rise of the civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture, and the sometimes precarious position of Jews in the South and across America during the 1950s. After recounting Golden's childhood on New York's Lower East Side, Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett points to his stint in prison as a young man, after a widely publicized conviction for investment fraud during the Great Depression, as the root of his empathy for the underdog in any story. During World War II, the cigar-smoking, bourbon-loving raconteur landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and founded the Carolina Israelite newspaper, which was published into the 1960s. Golden's writings on race relations and equal rights attracted a huge popular readership. Golden used his celebrity to editorialize for civil rights as the momentous story unfolded. He charmed his way into friendships and lively correspondence with Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, and Billy Graham, among other notable Americans, and he appeared on the Tonight Show as well as other national television programs. Hartnett's spirited chronicle captures Golden's message of social inclusion for a new audience today.

Book Title : Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont
Author : Georgann Eubanks
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date : 2010-10-15
Pages : 472
ISBN : 9780807899526
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Read your way across North Carolina's Piedmont in the second of a series of regional guides that bring the state's rich literary history to life for travelers and residents. Eighteen tours direct readers to sites that more than two hundred Tar Heel authors have explored in their fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, excerpts chosen by author Georgann Eubanks illustrate a writer's connection to a specific place or reveal intriguing local culture--insights rarely found in travel guidebooks. Featured authors include O. Henry, Doris Betts, Alex Haley, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Hart, Betty Smith, Edward R. Murrow, Patricia Cornwell, Carson McCullers, Maya Angelou, Lee Smith, Reynolds Price, and David Sedaris. Literary Trails is an exciting way to see anew the places that you already love and to discover new people and places you hadn't known about. The region's rich literary heritage will surprise and delight all readers.

Book Title : North Carolina Biographical Dictionary
Author : Jan Onofrio
Publisher : Somerset Publishers, Inc.
Release Date : 2000-01-01
Pages : 558
ISBN : 9780403097357
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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North Carolina Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of North Carolina. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.

Book Title : Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture
Author : Jack R. Fischel
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2008-12-30
Pages : 512
ISBN : 9780313087349
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we know today would not exist. Where would music be without the music of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor without Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, film without Steven Spielberg, literature without Phillip Roth, Broadway without Rodgers and Hammerstein? These are just a few of the artists who broke new ground and changed the face of American popular culture forever. This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Up-to-date coverage and extensive attention to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high school and college students interested in the full range of Jewish popular culture in the United States. Academic and public libraries will also treasure this work as an incomparable guide to our nation's heritage. Illustrations complement the text throughout, and many entries cite works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic sources to encourage further research.

Book Title : The serious humor of Harry Golden
Author : Clarence W. Thomas
Publisher : Univ Pr of Amer
Release Date : 1997
Pages : 201
ISBN : UOM:39015038598846
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Book Title : Dictionary of North Carolina Biography
Author : William S. Powell
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date : 2000-11-09
Pages : 396
ISBN : 9780807867013
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The most comprehensive state project of its kind, the Dictionary provides information on some 4,000 notable North Carolinians whose accomplishments and occasional misdeeds span four centuries. Much of the bibliographic information found in the six volumes has been compiled for the first time. All of the persons included are deceased. They are native North Carolinians, no matter where they made the contributions for which they are noted, or non-natives whose contributions were made in North Carolina.

Book Title : Black and White Together
Author : Jerome Kern Dotson
Publisher :
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 128
ISBN : WISC:89089003701
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Book Title : The North Carolina Miscellany
Author : Richard Walser
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release Date : 2012-01-01
Pages : 284
ISBN : 9781469610351
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This collection of diverse pieces--excerpts from novels, essays, poems, historical records, and newspaper and magazine articles--is a warm and interesting summing-up of North Carolina. The tone of the contents varies from the humorous to the grave. They are alternately touching, rollicking, and genuinely inspiring. Originally published in 1962. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Book Title : Two Covenants
Author : Eliza R. L. McGraw
Publisher : LSU Press
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 194
ISBN : 0807130435
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Jews have long occupied visible roles in the South. Jewish families have owned establishments ranging from dry-goods stores to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and some of the region's most important writers and scholars have been Jewish. Yet surveys of southern culture rarely assess the contributions of Jews, while histories of Jews in America virtually exclude those living in the South. Eliza R. L. McGraw's multifaceted study fills both gaps and in doing so expands how we define the South. In Two Covenants, McGraw mines eclectic representations of Southern Jewishness as varied as the Carolina Israelite newspaper, the Mardi Gras Krewe du Jieux, southern Baptist conversion--instruction pamphlets, and the film Driving Miss Daisy. She also considers literary representations of southern Jews in the works of both Jewish and non-Jewish writers, including Thomas Wolfe, Robert Penn Warren, Walker Percy, Lillian Hellman, David Cohn, Louis Rubin, Jr., Eli Evans, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, and Charles Chesnutt. While concerned with established concepts such as ethnicity and region, McGraw raises many questions that illustrate the complexity of southern Jewishness. Can one individual straddle two identities? How do race, class, and gender influence southern Jewishness? What are the differences between southern Jews and other southerners, or between southern Jews and other Jews? Does anti-Semitism manifest itself differently or with unique effects in the South? In suggesting answers to these and other questions, McGraw ranges widely over the southern cultural landscape and reveals that although southern Jewishness remains a marginal identity due to the small size of its constituency it nevertheless inhabits and helps to form the South at large. The very presence and vitality of southern Jewishness demonstrate that southern identity, like national identity, is a fluid cultural experience.

Book Title : The Jews of Charlotte North Carolina
Author : Morris Speizman
Publisher :
Release Date : 1978
Pages : 246
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025773727
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