Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights


Product Details

$26.00  $23.92
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
August 01, 2018
7.76 X 0.87 X 9.45 inches | 1.17 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett is a writer living in New Hampshire. She worked as a journalist for more than thirty years in New England and the Pacific Northwest.


Compelling.--New Hampshire Union Leader

A marvelous biography of a man with numerous and ambiguous
American, Southern, and Jewish identities. . . . A page-turner well worth the the attention of scholars and laypeople.--Mark K. Bauman, The American Jewish Archives Journal

Much more than the biography of one man . . . this is a well-told account of the civil rights movement, describing significant milestones in its history, the splits among its leaders, and the various forms that activism took. A solid piece of research.--Kirkus Reviews

[A] comprehensive biography of [Golden's] life as a popular journalist, author, and vocal civil rights supporter in North Carolina.--American Literature

A wonderful book, long overdue, about one of the most underrated and unappreciated writers in American literature.--Rooftop Reviews

This book describes a significant chapter of American political history....Will appeal as a well-told, stranger than fiction tale.--CHOICE

[Hartnett] is a superb writer who knows what can be produced when you research the past and learn what 'regular people' are reading.--Robert Stepto, Washington Post

[Hartnett] does not scant any of her subject's faults and brings out his virtues.--Joseph Epstein, The Wall Street Journal

Meticulously researched, and deftly written biography of a self-made commentator who rose to national fame and influence.--American Journalism

[A] brisk, thoroughly researched, and mostly admiring biography.--Edward Kosner, Commentary

[A] highly readable and recommended biography.--Library Journal, starred review

Comprehensive, expertly researched and engagingly written.--News & Observer

Superbly written [and] solidly researched.--Seattle Times

Golden is a fascinating subject for academic study, and Hartnett writes about him with humor and clarity.--Journal of Southern History

[A] comprehensive biography [that] reads like a Who's Who of [Golden's] heyday."

"Makes a lively and convincing case that Harry Golden made people care about Jews, the South, and civil rights. . . . Makes the reader care about Harry Golden.--North Carolina Historical Review

Hartnett's research into Golden's life is prodigious.--Western States Jewish History