512 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 26 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5323-5
Published: February 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-0695-8
Published: May 2013
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0696-5
Published: May 2013
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A man of great contradictions, Daniels--an ardent prohibitionist, free trader, and Free Silverite--made a fortune in private industry yet served as a persistent critic of unregulated capitalism. He championed progressive causes like the graded public school movement and antitrust laws even as he led North Carolina's white supremacy movement. Craig pulls no punches in his definitive biography of this political powerhouse.
About the Author
Lee A. Craig is Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University. He is author of six books and numerous scholarly articles, essays, and reviews on U.S. and European economic history.
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"The definitive biography."--Rocky Mount Telegram
"Superb. . . . Craig's effort is the one that will stand as the definitive account of Daniels' life. . . . A thoroughly researched work that will satisfy scholars and is also a cracking good yarn for the engaged reader."--Rob Christensen, Raleigh News and Observer
"Excellent. . . . Mr. Craig's judgments are fair, and his prose is clear, vigorous and free of jargon."--Wall Street Journal
"Craig’s exhaustively researched and highly readable biography of a complicated and interesting man. . . . should be fascinating to the general reader. In Craig’s hands, the story of a very complex man living in the tumult of war and depression becomes a clear and intriguing page-turner."--John Lehman, Washington Post
“A splendid biography.”--The News & Observer
“A compelling narrative that allows the reader to better understand Daniels’s world, and still perceive the possibilities for a different American future that were foreclosed by his actions.”--Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians