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Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas

by Kevin G. Stewart & Mary-Russell Roberson The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of...


Lost Sound

by Jeff Porter The University of North Carolina Press (March 11, 2016)

From Archibald MacLeish to David Sedaris, radio storytelling has long borrowed from the world of literature, yet the narrative radio work of well-known writers and others is a story that has not been told before....


Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

by Tamara Plakins Thornton The University of North Carolina Press (February 10, 2016)

In this engagingly written biography, Tamara Plakins Thornton delves into the life and work of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838), a man Thomas Jefferson once called a "meteor in the hemisphere." Bowditch was a...


Rightlessness

by A. Naomi Paik The University of North Carolina Press (January 08, 2016)

In this bold book, A. Naomi Paik grapples with the history of U.S. prison camps that have confined people outside the boundaries of legal and civil rights. Removed from the social and political communities that...


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...


Us versus Them

by Douglas Little The University of North Carolina Press (February 02, 2016)

In this important new book, Douglas Little explores the political and cultural turmoil that led U.S. policy makers to shift their attention from containing the "Red Threat" of international communism to combating...


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...


The End of Modernism

by William Collins Donahue The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Nobel laureate Elias Canetti wrote his novel Auto-da-Fe (Die Blendung) when he and the twentieth century were still quite young. Rooted in the cultural crises of the Weimar period, Auto-da-Fe first received...


Searching for Subversives

by Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2017)

When the United States entered World War II, Italian nationals living in this country were declared enemy aliens and faced with legal restrictions. Several thousand aliens and a few U.S. citizens were arrested...


The Commerce Clause under Marshall, Taney, and Waite

by Felix Frankfurter The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

The power of the commerce clause touches most intimately the relations between government and economic enterprises, and the process by which the conflicting claims of the nation and states are mediated through...


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...


Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens

by James P. Sickinger The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

In this book, James Sickinger explores the use and preservation of public records in the ancient Athenian democracy of the archaic and classical periods.

Athenian public records are most familiar from the survival...


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...


Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy

by Sulmaan Wasif Khan The University of North Carolina Press (March 23, 2015)

In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa, leaving the People's Republic of China with a crisis on its Tibetan frontier. Sulmaan Wasif Khan tells the story of the PRC's response to that crisis and, in doing so, brings...


A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg

by A. Wilson Greene & Gary W. Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (April 17, 2018)

Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle...


Bernardo de Gálvez

by Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia The University of North Carolina Press (March 23, 2018)

Although Spain was never a formal ally of the United States during the American Revolution, its entry into the war definitively tipped the balance against Britain. Led by Bernardo de Galvez, supreme commander...


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....


Radical Friend

by Nancy A. Hewitt The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2018)

A pillar of radical activism in nineteenth-century America, Amy Kirby Post (1802–1889) participated in a wide range of movements and labored tirelessly to orchestrate ties between issues, causes, and activists....


The Trouble with Minna

by Hendrik Hartog The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2018)

In this intriguing book, Hendrik Hartog uses a forgotten 1840 case to explore the regime of gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey over the first half of the nineteenth century. In Minna's case,...


Picturing Identity

by Hertha D. Sweet Wong The University of North Carolina Press (May 02, 2018)

In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth and -twenty-first century American writers and artists each of whom employ a mix...


Blackbeard's Sunken Prize

by Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing & Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2018)

In 1717, the notorious pirate Blackbeard captured a French slaving vessel off the coast of Martinique and made it his flagship, renaming it Queen Anne's Revenge. Over the next six months, the heavily armed ship...


Defiant Indigeneity

by Stephanie Nohelani Teves The University of North Carolina Press (March 14, 2018)

"Aloha" is at once the most significant and the most misunderstood word in the Indigenous Hawaiian lexicon. For K&257;naka Maoli people, the concept of "aloha" is a representation and articulation of their identity,...


Keep the Days

by Steven M. Stowe The University of North Carolina Press (April 02, 2018)

Americans wrote fiercely during the Civil War. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans' words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ragged yet...


To Master the Boundless Sea

by Jason W. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2018)

As the United States grew into an empire in the late nineteenth century, notions like "sea power" derived not only from fleets, bases, and decisive battles, but also from a scientific effort to understand and...


Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table

by James Hudnut-Beumler The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2018)

In this fresh and fascinating chronicle of Christianity in the contemporary South, historian and minister James Hudnut-Beumler draws on extensive interviews and his own personal journeys throughout the region...


Distilling the South

by Kathleen Purvis The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2018)

Intrepid Kathleen Purvis traveled extensively throughout the South to create this first-ever guide to the region's burgeoning craft liquor movement, capturing her journey in the creation of six original Liquor...


Petersburg to Appomattox

by Caroline E. Janney The University of North Carolina Press (March 14, 2018)

The last days of fighting in the Civil War's eastern theater have been wrapped in mythology since the moment of Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House. War veterans and generations of historians...


Islam without Europe

by Ahmad S. Dallal The University of North Carolina Press (April 20, 2018)

Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal's pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as one of decline,...


Liberia, South Carolina

by John M. Coggeshall The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2018)

In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia, in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable Owens Clarke...


Revolutionaries for the Right

by Kyle Burke The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2018)

Freedom fighters. Guerilla warriors. Soldiers of fortune. The many civil wars and rebellions against communist governments drew heavily from this cast of characters. Yet from Nicaragua to Afghanistan, Vietnam...


Race Over Party

by Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2018)

In late-nineteenth-century Boston, battles over black party loyalty were fights over the place of African Americans in the post–Civil War nation. In his fresh in-depth study of black partisanship and politics,...


Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves

by Sharada Balachandran Orihuela The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2018)

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American...


Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

by Kimberly M. Welch The University of North Carolina Press (January 02, 2018)

In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, recuperate...


Strategic Sisterhood

by Rebecca Tuuri The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2018)

When women were denied a major speaking role at the 1963 March on Washington, Dorothy Height, head of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), organized her own women's conference for the very next day. Defying...


Practical Liberators

by Kristopher A. Teters The University of North Carolina Press (April 24, 2018)

During the first fifteen months of the Civil War, the policies and attitudes of Union officers toward emancipation in the western theater were, at best, inconsistent and fraught with internal strains. But after...


American Honor

by Craig Bruce Smith The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2018)

The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom. It was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as "honor" and "virtue." As Craig Bruce Smith demonstrates,...


Are We Not Foreigners Here?

by Jeffrey M. Schulze The University of North Carolina Press (April 12, 2018)

Since its inception, the U.S.-Mexico border has invited the creation of cultural, economic, and political networks that often function in defiance of surrounding nation-states. It has also produced individual...


The Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910–1950

by Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2018)

In this history of the social and human sciences in Mexico and the United States, Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt reveals intricate connections among the development of science, the concept of race, and policies...


Language Variety in the New South

by Jeffrey Reaser, Eric Wilbanks, Karissa Wojcik & Walt Wolfram The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2018)

Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to assess the use and meaning of language in the South, a region rich in dialects and variants, this comprehensive edited collection reflects the cutting-edge...