Friday  Sept. 20, 2019 
10:00 AM
Providence United
Methodist Church

Our Friday Speaker

David Goldfield, Ph.D.

Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History 

University of North Carolina Charlotte




  There was a time in our history -

in the two decades after World

War II - when our government

and our citizens worked together

to build a great nation. How and

why that happened, and how and

why that partnership frayed from

the 1970s to the present - and the

consequences of that break - will

be the focus of my presentation.


Dr. David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, a position he has held since 1982. A native of Memphis, he grew up in Brooklyn and received his degrees at the University of Maryland.


He is the author or editor of sixteen books including two, Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers (1982) and Black, White, and Southern (1991), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history. His most recently published books are America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011), Still Fighting the Civil War (2013), and The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good (2017). Goldfield is also the Editor of the Journal of Urban History, and serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, as an Academic Specialist for the U.S. State Department, and as an expert witness in voting rights cases.


He is Past President of the Southern Historical Association (2012-2013). Dr. Goldfield serves on the Advisory Board of the human rights organization, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, and on the Board of the North Carolina Civil War and Reconstruction History Center.


His hobbies include reading southern novels, watching baseball, and listening to the music of Gustav Mahler and Buddy Holly.


Have you noticed

Charlotte's First Public Library



Among the changes


  • Resembles the Queens University site
  • Pages are shorter creating less scrolling
  • More open space
  • More reader friendly
  • Easier to read background and font 


Lunch Bunch
September 27th
Bistro La Bon -- Cotswold
BrickTop's -- Southpark
Rooster's Kitchen -- Southpark

BG Metzler
Ruth Devitt

at the lunch bunch table


Field Trip October 9th

Historic Brattonsville

See John Ferguson to sign up

New Members

Friday Sept. 20th at 9:30 a.m.

Meet at the coffee table

Great Decisions 2019
Kindle version -  now available to download from Kindle for $12.99
Refugees and Global Migration

The Middle East: Regional Disorder
Nuclear negotiations: Back to the Future
The Rise of Populism in Europe
Decoding U.S.-China Trade
India and Its Neighbors
Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
The United State and Mexico: Partnership Tested
State of the State Department and Diplomacy


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