Liberating Dixie: An Editor's Life, From Ole Miss to Obama

Liberating Dixie: An Editor's Life, From Ole Miss to Obama

by Ed Williams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989788557
Publisher: Lorimer Press
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

For 25 years Ed Williams was editor of the editorial pages at The Charlotte Observer, where his columns and editorials were part of projects that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1981 and 1988. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Mississippi, where he edited the Daily Mississippian. He served two years in the U.S. Army and in 1967 joined Hodding Carter’s Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville, Mississippi, as a reporter. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a writer for the Ford Foundation before coming to the Observer as an editorial writer in 1973. He retired in 2008 and was inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Marylyn.

Table of Contents

I The Newspaper Life 1

II American and Proud of It 19

III Mississippi 29

IV Mecklenburg History 49

V Two-Party System 71

VI Presidential Matters 85

Bush's War (1991) 87

Bill Clinton 93

Bush's War (2003) 705

Obama 118

VII Senator No 123

VIII Rights 135

Race 137

Crime and Punishment 749

Gays 157

Guns 170

IX Business and Labor 177

X Religion 189

XI Family 205

XII Education 279

XIII Arts and Letters 227

XIV Sports 249

XV Coda 261

Index 272

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