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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...


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,...


Trading Blows

by James Shoch The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

For the past two decades, trade policy has been high on the American political agenda, thanks to the growing integration of the United States into the global economy and the wealth of debate this development...


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...


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...


Religion on Campus

by Conrad Cherry, Betty A. DeBerg & Amanda Porterfield The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

The first intensive, close-up investigation of the practice and teaching of religion at American colleges and universities, Religion on Campus is an indispensable resource for all who want to understand what...


Dying in the City of the Blues

by Keith Wailoo The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American...


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...


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,...


Race, Color, and the Young Child

by John Williams & J. Kenneth Morland The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

A social-developmental psychologist and a social anthropologist describe what is known--and what needs to be investigated--concerning the development of race and color concepts in young children. The authors...


Politics and Planning

by Michael Vasu The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Vasu analyzes the attitudes of a national sample of both public and private planners, using a questionnaire he devised and administered, and contrasts the results with a nationwide sample of the American public....


The Limits of Sisterhood

by Jeanne Boydston, Mary Kelley & Anne Margolis The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In a century almost continually at odds with the proper place of females, Catherine Esther Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Isabella Beecher Hooker shared a commitment to women's power. Although they did...


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,...


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 Poems of Phillis Wheatley

by Phillis Wheatley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

For nearly thirty-five years Julian Mason's The Poems of Phillis Wheatley (1966) has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston. This new edition...


Government Without Passing Laws

by Michael W. Kirst The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This book demonstrates both the limits and unique role of non statutory controls in a world that demands a flexible administrative response that might be overly constrained by rigid statutes. It also explains...


Migration and Politics

by Thad A. Brown The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions...


Time before History

by H. Trawick Ward & R. P. Stephen Davis Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

North Carolina's written history begins in the sixteenth century with the voyages of Sir Walter Raleigh and the founding of the ill-fated Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. But there is a deeper, unwritten past...


The Dynamics of Interdependence

by Andrew M. Scott The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Scott makes an informed case for a global perspective on world politics and a compelling plea for policies that will improve chances for human survival. Because important evolutionary processes -- particularly...


Between Authority and Liberty

by Marc W. Kruman The University of North Carolina Press (March 24, 2014)

In a major reinterpretation of American political thought in the revolutionary era, Marc Kruman explores the process of constitution making in each of the thirteen original states and shows that the framers...


Hurtin' Words

by Ted Ownby The University of North Carolina Press (October 31, 2018)

When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide range of...


The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

by Gene R. Nichol The University of North Carolina Press (November 19, 2018)

These are the faces of poverty in North Carolina: scores of homeless men, women, and children take refuge in makeshift camps, barely hidden in the woods near some of our most affluent neighborhoods. Hundreds...


Jim Crow Capital

by Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2018)

Local policy in the nation's capital has always influenced national politics. During Reconstruction, black Washingtonians were first to exercise their new franchise. But when congressmen abolished local governance...


Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

by E. Patrick Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (October 22, 2018)

Drawn from the life narratives of more than seventy African American queer women who were born, raised, and continue to reside in the American South, this book powerfully reveals the way these women experience...


Let Us Make Men

by D'Weston Haywood The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

During its golden years, the twentieth-century black press was a tool of black men's leadership, public voice, and gender and identity formation. Those at the helm of black newspapers used their platforms to...


A Political Education

by Elizabeth Todd-Breland The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2018)

In 2012, Chicago's school year began with the city's first teachers' strike in a quarter century and ended with the largest mass closure of public schools in U.S. history. On one side, a union leader and veteran...


God with Us

by Ansley L. Quiros The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2018)

For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. Since both activists and segregationists ardently...


Mapping Diaspora

by Patricia de Santana Pinho The University of North Carolina Press (October 26, 2018)

Brazil, like several countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic research...


Liberalism Is Not Enough

by Robin Marie Averbeck The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

In this intellectual history of the fraught relationship between race and poverty in the 1960s, Liberalism Is Not Enough offers a sustained critique of the fundamental assumptions that structured thought and...


Policing Los Angeles

by Max Felker-Kantor The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

When the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in violent protest in August 1965, the uprising drew strength from decades of pent-up frustration with employment discrimination, residential segregation, and...


Working in Hollywood

by Ronny Regev The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system...


From Asylum to Prison

by Anne E. Parsons The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

To many, asylums are a relic of a bygone era. State governments took steps between 1950 and 1990 to minimize the involuntary confinement of people in psychiatric hospitals, and many mental health facilities...


Not Straight, Not White

by Kevin Mumford The University of North Carolina Press (January 12, 2016)

This compelling book recounts the history of black gay men from the 1950s to the 1990s, tracing how the major movements of the times—from civil rights to black power to gay liberation to AIDS activism—helped...


A Refugee from His Race

by Carolyn L. Karcher The University of North Carolina Press (February 10, 2016)

During one of the darkest periods of U.S. history, when white supremacy was entrenching itself throughout the nation, the white writer-jurist-activist Albion W. Tourgee (1838-1905) forged an extraordinary alliance...


The Ashley Cooper Plan

by Thomas D Wilson The University of North Carolina Press (January 06, 2016)

In this highly original work, Thomas D. Wilson offers surprising new insights into the origins of the political storms we witness today. Wilson connects the Ashley Cooper Plan--a seventeenth-century model for...


Living Monuments

by R. B. Rosenburg The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

While battlefield parks and memorials erected in town squares and cemeteries have served to commemorate southern valor in the Civil War, Confederate soldiers' homes were actually 'living monuments' to the Lost...


Women with Alcoholic Husbands

by Ramona M. Asher The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

In this important study of women with alcoholic husbands, Asher vividly describes the process of coming to terms with a profound crisis in one's private life. From interviews with more than fifty women, all...


The Legend of the Black Mecca

by Maurice J. Hobson The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2017)

For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname "the black Mecca." Atlanta's long tradition...


Nursing and Empire

by Sujani K. Reddy The University of North Carolina Press (September 10, 2015)

In this rich interdisciplinary study, Sujani Reddy examines the consequential lives of Indian nurses whose careers have unfolded in the contexts of empire, migration, familial relations, race, and gender. As...


The Short Life of Free Georgia

by Noeleen McIlvenna The University of North Carolina Press (August 31, 2015)

For twenty years in the eighteenth century, Georgia--the last British colony in what became the United States--enjoyed a brief period of free labor, where workers were not enslaved and were paid. The Trustees...


Archives of Desire

by J. Samaine Lockwood The University of North Carolina Press (September 14, 2015)

In this thought-provoking study of nineteenth-century America, J. Samaine Lockwood offers an important new interpretation of the literary movement known as American regionalism. Lockwood argues that regionalism...


Sin City North

by Holly M. Karibo The University of North Carolina Press (August 31, 2015)

The early decades of the twentieth century sparked the Detroit-Windsor region's ascendancy as the busiest crossing point between Canada and the United States, setting the stage for socioeconomic developments...


Unjust Deeds

by Jeffrey D. Gonda The University of North Carolina Press (August 26, 2015)

In 1945, six African American families from St. Louis, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., began a desperate fight to keep their homes. Each of them had purchased a property that prohibited the occupancy of African...


Cattle Colonialism

by John Ryan Fischer The University of North Carolina Press (August 31, 2015)

In the nineteenth century, the colonial territories of California and Hawai'i underwent important cultural, economic, and ecological transformations influenced by an unlikely factor: cows. The creation of native...


Baptized in PCBs

by Ellen Griffith Spears The University of North Carolina Press (April 07, 2014)

In the mid-1990s, residents of Anniston, Alabama, began a legal fight against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of PCBs in the city's historically African American and white working-class west...


Born to Be Wild

by Randy D. McBee The University of North Carolina Press (May 14, 2015)

In 1947, 4,000 motorcycle hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As images of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day gathering sparked the growth of a new subculture...


Making a Slave State

by Ryan A. Quintana The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2018)

How is the state produced? In what ways did enslaved African Americans shape modern governing practices? Ryan A. Quintana provocatively answers these questions by focusing on the everyday production of South...


Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

by Gina M. Martino The University of North Carolina Press (March 23, 2018)

Across the borderlands of the early American northeast, New England, New France, and Native nations deployed women with surprising frequency to the front lines of wars that determined control of North America....