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 a community historian in Charlotte, NC. He’s best known for his history book Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class & Urban Development in Charlotte (new 2nd edition from UNC Press in 2020).
Email Tom@HistorySouth.org or leave him a message at 704-577-5103
Tom Hanchett’s short vita
by EMILY HARRIS
February 13, 2013
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?
New York Times spotlights Tom’s work with Levine Museum of the New South.
By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
February 12, 2010, New York Times,
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.
The Atlantic discusses Tom’s book Sorting Out the New South City.
By ALANA SEMUELS
February 17, 2017, The Atlantic