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The Resource Katharine and R.J. Reynolds : partners of fortune in the making of the new south, Michele Gillespie

Katharine and R.J. Reynolds : partners of fortune in the making of the new south, Michele Gillespie

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Katharine and R.J. Reynolds : partners of fortune in the making of the new south
Title
Katharine and R.J. Reynolds
Title remainder
partners of fortune in the making of the new south
Statement of responsibility
Michele Gillespie
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Language
eng
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Review
He was born in 1850. She was 30 years younger and college educated while he was rougher, educated in the tobacco fields and markets. In the first biography of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds, Gillespie (history, Wake Forest Univ.) shows how they achieved more together than either would have alone. During their 13-year marriage, they saw R.J. Reynolds Tobacco freed from James Buchanan Duke's American Tobacco Company monopoly and producing its best brands, Prince Albert smoking tobacco and Camel cigarettes. Katharine gave R.J. advice about trends and consumer tastes. He gave her freedom to build Reynolds Estate, which was to include a house, model farm, dairy, village, schools, and churches. Never challenging the current political or social status quo, they worked to improve the town of Winston-Salem, NC, including their factories there, knowing that better conditions for the African American community would lead to a better workforce. VERDICT Gillespie has meticulously drawn the business, political, and social climate of the reinvented South. Though scholarly, the book is highly readable, having at its core the story of two people who genuinely respected and loved each other. A good choice for anyone interested in the business of tobacco in the South and related race and gender roles.— June Parker, formerly with Sheppard Memorial P.L. Greenville, NC --June Parker (Reviewed September 15, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 15, p76)
Biography type
collective biography
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10157946
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DLC
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Gillespie, Michele
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Reynolds, R. J.
  • Reynolds, Katharine Smith
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • Businessmen
  • Businesswomen
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partners of fortune in the making of the new south
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Katharine and R.J. Reynolds : partners of fortune in the making of the new south, Michele Gillespie
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 381 pages, 42 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820332260
Lccn
2012010004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780820332260
Label
Katharine and R.J. Reynolds : partners of fortune in the making of the new south, Michele Gillespie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 381 pages, 42 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820332260
Lccn
2012010004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780820332260

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