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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 M. 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...


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...


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,...


The Populist Challenge

by Lars Schoultz The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Schoultz examines the fundamental political cleavage between classical liberalism and the populist Peronist political movements in Argentina, identifying the socioeconomic structural features that led to this...


Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints

by Stephen D. White The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

White combines an intensive study of medieval law with insights from anthropology, religion, and social history to create a picture of French society in the Middle Ages which is impressive in its breadth and...


The Ninth State

by Lynn Warren Turner The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Turner's work documents New Hampshire's transition from colony to state, including the development of the state constitution, the contests between constantly mutating political parties, and the conquering of...


The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

by Ross Thomson The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In 1800, shoes in the United States were made by craftsmen, each trained to create an entire shoe. A century later, shoes were mass-produced in factories employing dozens of machines and specialized workers....


General Maurice Sarrail, 1856-1929

by Jan Karl Tanenbaum The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Commander of the French Third Army at the Battle of the Marne, commander of the Allied Eastern Army in 1916-17, and high commissioner to Syria and Lebanon in 1924-25, Sarrail was one of the most controversial...


The Press Gang

by Mark Wahlgren Summers The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Relations between the press and politicians in modern America have always been contentious. In The Press Gang, Mark Summers tells the story of the first skirmishes in this ongoing battle. Following the Civil...


Amicable Agreement Versus Majority Rule

by Jürg Steiner The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

When the German edition of Steiner's masterful analysis of Switzerland's political system was first published in 1970 as Gewaltlose Politik und kulturelle Vielfalt, it was greeted by the American Political Science...


Southern Capitalists

by Laurence Shore The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Studying the changing strategies used by the nineteenth-century southern leaders to justify their direction of the South's economy and politics, Shore shows how leaders before, during, and after the Civil War...


Community Leadership in Maryland, 1790-1840

by Whitman H. Ridgway The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

American democracy has fascinated generations of historians. They have probed its philosophical foundations and the structure of its institutions, but their studies reveal little about those who really wielded...


New York City Mutual Savings Banks, 1819-1861

by Alan L. Olmstead The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

These institutions were founded ostensibly for philanthropic purposes--to encourage and reward thrift on the part of society's lower classes. For purposes of analysis, Olmstead formulates an alternative hypothesis....


Strategies for Change in the South

by Thomas H. Naylor & James Clotfelter The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In order to systematize regional studies, the authors view the southern United States as an integrated system of economic, political, social, and educational institutions. The underlying theme is that if one...


Giuseppe Ferrari and the Italian Revolution

by Clara M. Lovett The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this first full-length biography of Ferrari, Lovett traces his intellectual development in Milan and describes his twenty years of voluntary exile in Paris. In discussing Ferrari's relationships with French...


The Revolt from the Village, 1915-1930

by Anthony Channell Hilfer The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This incisive book traces the attack on American provincialism that ended the myth of the Happy Village. Replacing the idyllic life as a theme, American writers in revolt turned to a more realistic interpretation...


Our Rightful Share

by Aline Helg The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In Our Rightful Share, Aline Helg examines the issue of race in Cuban society, politics, and ideology during the island's transition from a Spanish colony to an independent state. She challenges Cuba's well-established...


The Civil War and Readjustment in Kentucky

by E. Merton Coulter The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The purpose of this study was to discover what was typical in the history and character of the state during the period of the Civil War and the readjustment that followed. The author explains the early neutrality...


Infant Mortality, Population Growth, and Family Planning in India

by S. Chandrasekhar The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This study surveys the level, causes, and course of infant mortality in India during the last seventy years. Besides this historical survey, the book examines the implications of high and low infant mortality...


The French Experience in Mexico, 1821-1861

by Nancy Nichols Barker The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

This is the first scholarly appraisal of relations between France and Mexico from the time Mexico achieved independence until Emperor Napoleon III decided to intervene and place Maximilian on the Mexican throne....


We Shall Not Overcome

by Robert Emil Botsch The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Botsch samples current attitudes of southern blue-collar workers, both black and white, toward work and race and questions whether these workers can overcome racial barriers to form a populist-style coalition...


Judgment on Nuremberg

by William J. Bosch The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this prodigiously researched study, the author concentrates on the reaction to the trials by various segments of the American public largely in terms of the legality of the tribunal, the composition of the...


The Railroads of the Confederacy

by Robert C. Black Iii The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Originally published by UNC Press in 1952, The Railroads of the Confederacy tells the story of the first use of railroads on a major scale in a major war. Robert Black presents a complex and fascinating tale,...


The Virginia Conservatives, 1867-1879

by Jack P. Maddex Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

The Conservatives won control of the Virginia state government in 1869 and goverened for ten years on a program of integrating their homeland into the structure of the contemporary United States by adopting...


All That Is Native and Fine

by David E. Whisnant The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

In the American imagination, "Appalachia" designates more than a geographical region. It evokes fiddle tunes, patchwork quilts, split-rail fences, and all the other artifacts that decorate a cherished romantic...


The North Carolina Railroad, 1849-1871, and the Modernization of North Carolina

by Allen W. Trelease The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In telling the story of the North Carolina Railroad's independent years (1849-71), Trelease covers all aspects of the company and its development, including its construction and rolling stock; its management,...


Entrepreneurs of Ideology

by Gary D. Stark The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Stark examines the importance of publishers and the book industry in the rise of twentieth-century Germany's radical right-wing cultural movements. He shows that these men thought their their professional "calling"...


Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now

by Jock Lauterer The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In the isolated North Carolina mountains, old-timers relive their lives in bits and pieces. They tell of a time when working together as a family was fun, when pleasures were simple, and when a handshake made...


José Martí

by Manuel Pedro Gonzalez The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Jose Marti, great Cuban patriot, wrote Spanish articles on the United States during the eighties. In the present sketch, the author has presented Marti to the country he interpreted so sympathetically and has...


Forsyth

by Adelaide L. Fries, Stuart Thomas Wright & J. Edwin Hendricks The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This is a carefully researched and completely rewritten version of Adelaide Fries's 1949 history that traced the Forsyth story from its Moravian beginnings through the joining of Winston and Salem and concluded...


Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee

by Larry J. Daniel The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee Larry Daniel offers a view from the trenches of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. his book is not the story of the commanders, but rather shows in intimate detail what...


Constructing American Lives

by Scott E. Casper The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Nineteenth-century American authors, critics, and readers believed that biography had the power to shape individuals' characters and to help define the nation's identity. In an age predating radio and television,...