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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 53 Issue 1, Jan 1976
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The North Carolina Fifth District's 1946 Democratic congressional primary as a tough race between Congressman John H. Folger and Richard T. Chatham. Folger was a strong supporter of Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, while Chatham was a conservative industrialist from Winston-Salem. The main conflict between the two concerned business versus labor interests in the Fifth District. Folger narrowly won the primary but was ousted by Chatham in 1948.
This article follows the career of Josiah Martin, the last royal governor of North Carolina. Plagued by financial insecurity for much of his life, Martin bought his way into public service in the colonies with assistance from influential friends. His governorship provided him the financial security he always craved.
This article discusses the life and works of Charles Waddell Chesnutt, one of the leading black writers near the end of the 19th century. His work suffered in the 20th century as he failed to produce a significant piece of literature due to his difficulties in establishing a literary identity in either black or white literature.