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History South

HistorySouth.org offers a grab-bag of essays exploring history and culture in Charlotte, NC, and the American South. You'll find urban geography, music traditions, foodways, and whatever else catches our fancy.


Tom Hanchett, Historian

Dr. Tom Hanchett is staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC. His writings range widely on urban history and Southern culture: a book Charlotte's neighborhoods, Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class & Urban Development in Charlotte (UNC Press); an essay exploring the history of US shopping malls; a monthly newspaper column Food From Home; and more. Educated at Cornell University, University of Chicago, and UNC Chapel Hill, he plays fiddle.


Kathy Crowe, Graphic Artist

Kathy understands how to communicate messages in words and images and make them sing. She has over 25 years experience designing, writing and editing. Kathy is a delight to work with, contact her if you need a help with web or print projects.

Tom Hanchett's short vita

An Enigmatic Land of Great Expectations
New York Times, February 13, 201

The Levine Museum of the New South, in Charlotte, N.C., reflects the combination of a weighty past and an ever-shifting present that characterizes the region.

Meet Tom Hanchett: Charlotte's Dr. History

by EMILY HARRIS, February 13, 2013 Charlotte Magazine

Tom Hanchett, staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South and interpreter of Charlotte’s last 100 years, says the city’s history “is begging to be told.” Got time for a story?





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