Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South by Michele GillespieKatharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South by Michele Gillespie

Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South

byMichele Gillespie

Paperback | April 15, 2016

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Despite its intrigue, the story of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds, the tobacco magnates, had never been fully told. Gillespie now provides a sweeping account of how one of the nation's most influential elite couples came together to shape the New South in an age of modernization and progressive reformation.
Michele Gillespie is a professor of history and dean of the undergraduate college at Wake Forest University. She is also author of Free Labor in an Unfree World: White Artisans in Slaveholding Georgia, 1789–1860 (Georgia) and co-editor of ten books, including North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times (Georgia).
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Title:Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New SouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0820347221

ISBN - 13:9780820347226

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Making a Business of It 15

2 A Hardworking, Painstaking Student 47

3 Making Money 77

4 Dearest of All 121

5 Brains and Backbone 163

6 A Thousand Cattle on a Hill 213

7 A Woman for a New Day 262

Epilogue 291

Notes 299
Bibliography 359
Index 375

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In this well-researched joint biography of entrepreneur Richard Joshua Reynolds (RJR) and businesswoman Katharine Smith Reynolds, Michele Gillespie traces the rise of a husband and wife from the ranks of the middling sort to positions of great wealth and power. . . . The author takes care to situate the couple in the economic, political, and social currents of their time, and Gillespie's diligence in this regard informs readers about southern history and conveys appreciation for the lives of the couple. - Julia Kirk Blackwelder - Journal of Southern History