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“As North Carolina Democrats go to the polls this Saturday to pick a candidate for United States Senate, the politicians here will be looking for the first clue to the political impact on the South of the Supreme Court’s ruling against public school segregation.” – From “North Carolina Poll Will Be First Hint of South’s […]

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“In the [1964] North Carolina governor’s race, approximately 97 percent of black voters preferred segregationist Democrat Dan K. Moore to his integrationist Republican opponent, Robert L. Gavin. As Gavin explained, ‘This I believe was because of the determination of the Negro race to defeat our [Goldwater-Miller] national ticket.’ ” — From “Rule and Ruin: The […]

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Still more phrase-frequency charts from the indefatigable Google Books Ngram Reader: – sweet tea – Jesse Helms vs. Terry Sanford and Sam Ervin – Old North State vs. Tar Heel State. Only now has Tar Heel State become the more common usage? There’s something here I’m not getting. – redneck vs. white trash and hillbilly […]

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