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Frank Porter Graham : southern liberal, citizen of the world

William A. Link (Author)
"Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) was one of the most consequential white southerners of the twentieth century. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Charlotte, he taught history at UNC, and in 1930, he became the university's fifteenth president. Affectionately known as 'Dr. Frank,' Graham spent two decades overseeing UNC's development into a world-class public institution. But he regularly faced controversy, especially as he was increasingly drawn into national leadership on matters such as intellectual freedom and the rights of workers. As a southern liberal, Graham became a prominent New Dealer, negotiator, and briefly a U.S. senator. Graham's reputation for problem solving through compromise led him into service under several presidents as a United Nations mediator, and he was outspoken as a white southerner regarding civil rights. Brimming with fresh insights, this definitive biography reveals how a personally modest public servant took his place on the national and world stage and, along the way, helped transform North Carolina"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2021
Published in association with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library by The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2021
x, 343 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781469664934, 1469664933
University man
War and its aftermath
The UNC presidency
Angels of darkness
The New Deal comes south
The limits of gradualism
A practical philosopher of compromise
Postwar crises
The anti-communist attack
A tocsin of democratic decency
Champion of peace and freedom