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“Upward sweep of the Fundamentalist wave from the steppes of Texas toward the line of the Potomac, as revealed by a dispatch from Raleigh, home of the Hon. Josephus Daniels: ” ‘The North Carolina State Board of Education, headed by Governor Cameron Morrison, today voted to ban from the list of biologies to be adopted […]

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“Industrial progress in North Carolina is primarily of the Piedmont. Cotton and tobacco factories dot this section, and from it comes most of the new noise. “The Piedmont is the natural habitat of the North Carolina Babbitt. Over it the boosters swarm. “But from the point of view of charm, the Piedmont is the state’s […]

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“At Wake Forest [W. J. Cash] became… a fan of H. L. Mencken, the acerbic Baltimore journalist who’d derided the South as ‘the Sahara of the Bozart’….  He wanted to write for Mencken’s magazine, American Mercury.  In 1929 [it] published his Menckenesque dismantling of U.S. Sen. Furnifold Simmons…. ‘the stateliest Neanderthaler who ever cooled his […]

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