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Lift Up Your Voice Like a Trumpet

by Michael B. Friedland The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

When the Supreme Court declared in 1954 that segregated public

schools were unconstitutional, the highest echelons of

Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious organizations

enthusiastically supported the ruling,...


Selling Tradition

by Jane S. Becker The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The first half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in America's folk heritage, as Americans began to enthusiastically collect, present, market, and consume the nation's folk traditions. Examining...


Arming the Free World

by Chester J. Pach Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

In this important study, Chester Pach traces the emergence of military assistance as a major instrument of contemporary American foreign policy. During the early Cold War, arms aid grew from a few country and...


Poverty and Politics

by Sidney Baldwin The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

This book is more than a case study of the Farm Security Administration. It not only deals with the history of farm politics but also provides a fresh perspective and gives depth of understanding to issues such...


Wiley Buck and Other Stories of the Concord Community

by Henry McGilbert Wagstaff The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

A gifted teller of tales sketches a lively picture of his boyhood in the old tobacco section of Person County, North Carolina, just south of the Virginia line. All the white grown-ups of the boy's childhood...


The Freedmen's Bureau in South Carolina, 1865 - 1872

by Martin Abbott The University of North Carolina Press (October 25, 2018)

Abbott's book deals with the Freedmen's Bureau, the agency that faced the main challenge of defining the meaning of freedom for four million slaves after the Civil War. He records the difficulties that resulted...


The Abortion Rights Controversy in America

by N. E. H. Hull, Williamjames Hoffer & Peter Charles Hoffer The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

Beginning with the introduction of abortion law in the nineteenth century, this reader includes important documents from nearly two hundred years of debate over abortion. These legal briefs, oral arguments,...


Virginia 1619

by Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall & James Horn The University of North Carolina Press (April 23, 2019)

Virginia 1619 provides an opportunity to reflect on the origins of English colonialism around the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic world. As the essays here demonstrate, Anglo-Americans have been simultaneously...


Indians on the Move

by Douglas K. Miller The University of North Carolina Press (February 20, 2019)

In 1972, the Bureau of Indian Affairs terminated its twenty-year-old Voluntary Relocation Program, which encouraged the mass migration of roughly 100,000 Native American people from rural to urban areas. At...


Sovereign Entrepreneurs

by Courtney Lewis The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2019)

By 2009, reverberations of economic crisis spread from the United States around the globe. As corporations across the United States folded, however, small businesses on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band...


The Men and the Moment

by Aram Goudsouzian The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

The presidential election of 1968 forever changed American politics. In this character-driven narrative history, Aram Goudsouzian portrays the key transformations that played out over that dramatic year. It...


Circa 1903

by Larry E. Tise The University of North Carolina Press (March 22, 2019)

Standing along the coast of today's Outer Banks, it can be hard to envision the barrier island world at Kitty Hawk as it appeared to Wilbur and Orville Wright when they first arrived in 1900 to begin their famous...


Conquered

by Larry J. Daniel The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

Operating in the vast and varied trans-Appalachian west, the Army of Tennessee was crucially important to the military fate of the Confederacy. But under the principal leadership of generals such as Braxton...


Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

by Jeff Broadwater The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and James Madison, "Father of the Constitution," were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well as the closest of political...


North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

by Jeff Broadwater & Troy L. Kickler The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

This collection of essays profiles a diverse array of North Carolinians, all of whom had a hand in the founding of the state and the United States of America. It includes stories of how men who stood together...


Monumental Mobility

by Lisa Blee & Jean M. O'Brien The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Installed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1921 to commemorate the tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrims, Cyrus Dallin's statue Massasoit was intended to memorialize the Pokanoket Massasoit (leader) as a...


Troubled Memory, Second Edition

by Lawrence N. Powell The University of North Carolina Press (January 09, 2019)

This powerful book tells the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, a Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku...


The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

by Alexander Rocklin The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category in India...


The Last Battleground

by Philip Gerard The University of North Carolina Press (February 05, 2019)

To understand the long march of events in North Carolina from secession to surrender is to understand the entire Civil War--a personal war waged by Confederates and Unionists, free blacks and the enslaved, farm...


France and the American Civil War

by Stève Sainlaude, Jessica Edwards & Don H. Doyle The University of North Carolina Press (February 05, 2019)

France's involvement in the American Civil War was critical to its unfolding, but the details of the European power's role remain little understood. Here, Steve Sainlaude offers the first comprehensive history...


Civil War Places

by Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman & Will Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2019)

Much has been written about place and Civil War memory, but how do we personally remember and commemorate this part of our collective past? How do battlefields and other historic places help us understand our...


A Delicious Country

by Scott Huler The University of North Carolina Press (February 05, 2019)

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious...


Raising the White Flag

by David Silkenat The University of North Carolina Press (February 27, 2019)

The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and it ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. But in the intervening four years, both...


Illusions of Emancipation

by Joseph P. Reidy The University of North Carolina Press (January 15, 2019)

As students of the Civil War have long known, emancipation was not merely a product of Lincoln's proclamation or of Confederate defeat in April 1865. It was a process that required more than legal or military...


Private Confederacies

by James J. Broomall The University of North Carolina Press (January 10, 2019)

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds...


General Jo Shelby

by Daniel O'Flaherty The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2015)

This vivid work, first published by UNC Press in 1954, reveals General Joseph Orville Shelby as one of the best Confederate cavalry leaders--and certainly the most colorful.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, but...


Empires in the Wilderness

by William J. Griffith The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

This is the account of a series of enterprises undertaken in Guatemala during the 1830s in an attempt to draw immigrants and capital from Europe to continue the subjugation of the vast unpeopled wastes. It is...


To Marry an Indian

by Theresa Strouth Gaul The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

When nineteen-year-old Harriett Gold, from a prominent white family in Cornwall, Connecticut, announced in 1825 her intention to marry a Cherokee man, her shocked family initiated a spirited correspondence debating...


The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book

by Anne Carter Zimmer The University of North Carolina Press (September 05, 2009)

Based on Mrs. Lee's personal notebook and presented by her great-granddaughter, this charming book is a treasury of recipes, remedies, and household history. Both the original and modern versions of 70 recipes...


Close Harmony

by James R. Goff Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Comprehensive and richly illustrated, Close Harmony traces the development of the music known as southern gospel from its antebellum origins to its twentieth-century emergence as a vibrant musical industry driven...


Easy Money

by Roger M. Olien & Diana Davids Hinton The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

During the great oil speculations in the 1920s, both promoters and investors became victims of their common greed. Outlining the activities of several different promoters and drawing on business papers, federal...


The Soul's Economy

by Jeffrey Sklansky The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Tracing a seismic shift in American social thought, Jeffrey Sklansky offers a new synthesis of the intellectual transformation entailed in the rise of industrial capitalism.

For a century after Independence,...


The Piano in America, 1890-1940

by Craig H. Roell The University of North Carolina Press (June 05, 2018)

Roell uses company records and the popular press to chronicle the piano industry through changing values, business strategies, economic conditions, and technology. For Roell, as for the industry, music is a...


Growing Up in the 1850s

by Agnes Lee The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Eleanor Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's fifth child, began her journal in December 1852 at the early age of twelve. An articulate young woman, her stated ambitions were modest: "The everyday life of a little school...


James Longstreet

by H. J. Eckenrode & Bryan Conrad The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

James Longstreet stood with Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in the great triumvirate of the Army of Northern Virginia. He fought from First Manassas through Appomattox and served as Lee's senior subordinate...


Relative Intimacy

by Rachel Devlin The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Celebrated as new consumers and condemned for their growing delinquencies, teenage girls emerged as one of the most visible segments of American society during and after World War II. Contrary to the generally...


The Wilson Era

by Josephus Daniels The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2018)

In this volume, Daniels tells how Wilson, having fought against war with monumental patience, finally led this country into world conflict. He proved himself a militant fighter and strategist, and when victory...


Southern Mountain Republicans 1865-1900

by Gordon B. McKinney The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The mountaineer stereotype--violent people who preserve a traditional lifestyle and vote Republican--has been perpetuated through the years. McKinney found that the impact of the Civil War and the absence of...


Foreign Enterprise in Nigeria

by Paul O. Proehl The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

This study of a newly independent and developing country describes the environment the foreign investor may expect to find if he ventures into Nigeria. The emphasis in on the legal system, but the author also...


Gift from the Hills

by Lucy Morgan The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2013)

Miss Lucy went to the North Carolina mountains in 1920 as an apprentice teacher, but she soon discovered that the kind of teaching that she wanted to do was not in the fields in which she was trained. What interested...


A History of South Carolina, 1865-1960

by Ernest McPherson Lander Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This vigorous and concise history combines clarity of approach with keen insights on the patterns of South Carolina politics, agriculture, industry, education, transportation, and race relations. Lander's study...


The Fatal Knot

by John Lawrence Tone The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

John Tone recounts the dramatic story of how, between 1808 and 1814, Spanish peasants created and sustained the world's first guerrilla insurgency movement, thereby playing a major role in Napoleon's defeat...


Igniting the Caribbean's Past

by Bonham C. Richardson The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Unlike the earthquakes and hurricanes that have influenced Caribbean history, the region's fires have almost always been caused by humans. Geographer Bonham C. Richardson explores the effects of fire in the...


America and the French Nation, 1939-1945

by Julian G. Hurstfield The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Hurstfield analyzes American responses--diplomatic, military, intellectual, and popular--to the plight of the French nation during World War II, as the constitution of the Third Republic was suspended, Petain...


The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation

by Steven Hahn & Jonathan Prude The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This volume represents one of the first efforts to harvest the rapidly emerging scholarship in the field of American rural history. Building on the insights and methodologies that social historians have directed...


Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop

by Miriam Cooke & Bruce B. Lawrence The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship,...


Popular Religion in Late Saxon England

by Karen Louise Jolly The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2015)

In tenth- and eleventh-century England, Anglo-Saxon Christians retained an old folk belief in elves as extremely dangerous creatures capable of harming unwary humans. To ward off the afflictions caused by these...


Revolution and Reality

by Bertram D. Wolfe The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Disillusioned by communism as a young man, Wolfe devoted his life to the study and writing of Russian history. These essays show how clearly he understood the precious quality of freedom and the durability of...


Southern Liberal Journalists and the Issue of Race, 1920-1944

by John T. Kneebone The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Before the Civil Rights movement, southern liberal journalists played a crucial role in shaping southern thought on race and racism. John Kneebone presents a richly detailed intellectual history of southern...


Businessman in the Statehouse

by Luther H. Hodges Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This is the story of Governor Hodges's years in the statehouse, told in his own words. It is lively, forceful, and honest--like the man himself. It is particularly relevant to the concept that states' rights...