Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lee Craig's bio of Josephus Daniels getting attention

Kudos to NC State economist Lee Craig, whose recently published biography of Josephus Daniels received a resounding "thumbs up" from WSJ on Saturday.  Daniels was a white supremacist who was instrumental in disenfranchising blacks after reconstruction in his role as publisher of the Raleigh News & Observer.  He later became Secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson.  Coffee came to be known as a "Cup of Joe" after Daniels banned demon rum from all naval bases and vessels. 

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