In episode 4 of The Road to Now, Bob and Ben speak to Thomas Hanchett (former Curator of the Levine Museum of the New South) about the history of Charlotte and the rise of the "New South" city following the Civil War. Dr. Hanchett discusses the ways that city, state, and federal policies have shaped the urban south, as well as the ways that new patterns of migration and development are changing what it means to be "southern." Dr. Hanchett also discusses the urban-rural split and places the controversy surrounding North Carolina's HB2 in historical context.
Recorded May 31, 2016 at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Thomas Hanchett on Twitter
www.HistorySouth.org (Thomas Hanchett's Website)
Levine Museum of the New South (Charlotte, NC)
Thomas Hanchett, Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975 (UNC Press, 1998).