Tom Hanchett is a historian. Charlotte is his particular area of expertise, but he has spent years studying how the modern South came to be. So how did our history make the South what it is today? And what are some of the changes likely to come our way in the future?
Hanchett has lots of other titles behind historian. He’s an author, a fiddle player and a food writer. Most of all, he’s an explorer who wanders into places where he’s the outsider and reports back on what he’s seen, heard and tasted. We touch on all those things in our conversation.
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- Tom's website, History South
- An archive — with a Google Map! — of his "Food From Home" columns, a great way to find international food in Charlotte
- His book "Sorting Out the New South City," important reading to understand all the cities of the modern South
- The Levine Museum of the New South, where Hanchett was the longtime historian
- Tom on fiddle with the Kollard Kings, one of several bands he plays with
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