Tom Hanchett

Levine Museum of the New South
Staff Historian

Biography

Tom Hanchett joined Levine Museum of the New South in uptown Charlotte as staff historian in 1999, helping create award-winning exhibits including Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Reinventing Charlotte in the New South.

Educated at Cornell, University of Chicago, and UNC Chapel Hill, he writes widely on southern culture and urban history. Highlights include Sorting Out the New South City (UNC Press); Salad Bowl Suburbs in  Charlotte NC: Global Evolution of a New South City; and essays collected at www.historysouth.org.

Education

Cornell, University of Chicago, and UNC Chapel Hill

Expertise

Southern culture and urban history.

Articles

  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 30, 2011
    When America’s foremost collage artist, Romare Bearden, was born 100 years ago in Charlotte on Sept. 2, 1911, the city was in the midst of a heartbreaking transition, a hardening of racial segregation that was taking place throughout the South.  A new online exhibit from Levine...