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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 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 Freedman's Savings Bank

by Walter L. Fleming The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

The Freedmen's Savings Bank was a result of the efforts of the friends of the Afro-American in the North to find a means of elevating the newly emancipated race. Organized in 1865, it grew rapidly and established...


Prieto

by Henry B. Lovejoy The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2018)

This Atlantic world history centers on the life of Juan Nepomuceno Prieto (c. 1773–c. 1835), a member of the West African Yoruba people enslaved and taken to Havana during the era of the Atlantic slave trade....


Every Nation Has Its Dish

by Jennifer Jensen Wallach The University of North Carolina Press (November 13, 2018)

Jennifer Jensen Wallach's nuanced history of black foodways across the twentieth century challenges traditional narratives of "soul food" as a singular style of historical African American cuisine. Wallach investigates...


Where We Find Ourselves

by Alex Harris, Margaret Sartor, Michael Lesy & Deborah Willis The University of North Carolina Press (November 08, 2018)

Self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum was born in 1877 in Durham, North Carolina, as its burgeoning tobacco economy put the frontier-like boomtown on the map. As an itinerant portraitist working primarily in...


Freedom Farmers

by Monica M. White & LaDonna Redmond The University of North Carolina Press (November 06, 2018)

In May 1967, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural and economic development...


The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

by Gene R. Nichol The University of North Carolina Press (November 02, 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...


The War for the Common Soldier

by Peter S. Carmichael The University of North Carolina Press (November 02, 2018)

How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the conflict? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael's sweeping new study of men at war. Based on close...


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...


Stone Free

by Jas Obrecht The University of North Carolina Press (October 29, 2018)

A compelling portrait of rock's greatest guitarist at the moment of his ascendance, Stone Free is the first book to focus exclusively on the happiest and most productive period of Jimi Hendrix's life. As it...


Capturing the South

by Scott L. Matthews The University of North Carolina Press (October 26, 2018)

In his expansive history of documentary work in the South during the twentieth-century, Scott L. Matthews examines the motivations and methodologies of several pivotal documentarians, including sociologist Howard...


Embattled Freedom

by Amy Murrell Taylor The University of North Carolina Press (October 26, 2018)

The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy....


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...


Literary Indians

by Angela Calcaterra The University of North Carolina Press (October 26, 2018)

Although cross-cultural encounter is often considered an economic or political matter, beauty, taste, and artistry were central to cultural exchange and political negotiation in early and nineteenth-century...


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...


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...


River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

by William Glenn Robertson The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2018)

The Battle of Chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict's western theater. It pitted Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee against William...


War Matters

by Joan E. Cashin The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2018)

Material objects lie at the crux of understanding individual and social relationships in history, and the Civil War era is no exception. Before, during, and after the war, Americans from all walks of life created,...


Fighting for Atlanta

by Earl J. Hess The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2018)

As William T. Sherman's Union troops began their campaign for Atlanta in the spring of 1864, they encountered Confederate forces employing field fortifications located to take advantage of rugged terrain. While...


A Thousand Thirsty Beaches

by Lisa Lindquist Dorr The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2018)

Lisa Lindquist Dorr tells the story of the vast smuggling network that brought high-end distilled spirits and, eventually, other cargoes (including undocumented immigrants) from Great Britain and Europe through...


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...


The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

by Kevin D. Greene The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2018)

Over the course of his long career, legendary bluesman William "Big Bill" Broonzy (1893@–1958) helped shape the trajectory of the genre, from its roots in the rural Mississippi River Delta, through its rise...


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...


Indigenous Cosmolectics

by Gloria Elizabeth Chacón The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2018)

Latin America's Indigenous writers have long labored under the limits of colonialism, but in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, they have constructed a literary corpus that moves them beyond those...


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,...


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...


The Lesbian South

by Jaime Harker The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

In this book, Jaime Harker uncovers a largely forgotten literary Renaissance in Southern letters. Anchored by a constellation of southern women, the Women in Print movement grew from the queer union of women's...


The Mismeasure of Minds

by Michael E. Staub The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision required desegregation of America's schools, but it also set in motion an agonizing multi-decade debate over race, class, and IQ. In this innovative book, Michael...


Hashtag Islam

by Gary R. Bunt The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

Gary R. Bunt is a twenty-year pioneer in the study of cyber-Islamic environments (CIEs). In this new book, he explores the diverse and surprising ways digital technology is shaping how Muslims across vast territories...


City of a Million Dreams

by Jason Berry The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends...


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...


Aberration of Mind

by Diane Miller Sommerville The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

More than 150 years after its end, we still struggle to understand the full extent of the human toll of the Civil War and the psychological crisis it created. In Aberration of Mind, Diane Miller Sommerville...


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...


The New Vegetarian South

by Jennifer Brulé The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2018)

In this enlightening cookbook, chef Jennifer Brule brings southern-style food together with plant-based approaches to eating. Her down-to-earth style and 105 recipes will immediately appeal to vegetarians, vegans,...


Southern Snacks

by Perre Coleman Magness The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2018)

This cookbook is dedicated to the truth that southerners are just as skilled and generous with the snack as they are with their bounteous, overflowing meals. In seventy-seven recipes that range from classic...


Research in Service to Society

by Guy B. Johnson & Guion Griffis Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

The Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina quickly achieved a national reputation for its contribution to pure research, university teaching, and public affairs. From its...


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...


Trees of the South

by Charlotte Hilton Green The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Green's book is a delightful introduction to a knowledge of trees. The emphasis is, to a large extent, on the unique characteristics of trees and on unusual facts concerning their history and use. There are...


James Moore Wayne

by Alexander A. Lawrence The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Southern aristocrat, mayor of Savannah, congressman for three terms, justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, James Moore Wayne made love of the federal union the governing principle of his political...


Cicero's Philippics and Their Demosthenic Model

by Cecil W. Wooten Iii The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although Cicero's Phillipics are his most mature speeches, they have received little attention as works of oratory. On the other hand, scholars in this century have considered Cicero's attitudes toward and dependence...


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...


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...


Robert Lowell's Language of the Self

by Katherine Wallingford The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Katharine Wallingford's incisive study treats Robert Lowell's work as a poetry of self-examination and explores the ways in which he used methods common to psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy in...


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 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 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

by Nannie M. Tilley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this corporate history of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Nannie M. Tilley recounts the story of Richard Joshua Reynolds and the vast R. J. Reynolds tobacco complex with precision and drama.

Reynolds's...