April 25, 2014
Gillespie, author of “Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South,” was interviewed for CSPAN’s BookTV about her biography of R.J. Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and his wife, Katharine.
The program will air:
Gillespie talks about the couple’s influence on progressive movements in the South during the early 20th century and Katharine Reynold’s philanthropic pursuits following her husband’s death.
She is Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History at Wake Forest. Her books include “Free Labor in an Unfree World” and “Southern Society and its Transformations.”
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