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Speaking of Feminism

by Rachel F. Seidman The University of North Carolina Press (September 23, 2019)

From the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement...


Blood, Sweat, and Tears

by Derrick E. White The University of North Carolina Press (June 27, 2019)

Black college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before the Supreme Court ruled segregation legal in...


The Invention of the Favela

by Licia do Prado Valladares & Robert N. Anderson The University of North Carolina Press (April 29, 2019)

For the first time available in English, Licia do Prado Valladares's classic anthropological study of Brazil's vast, densely populated urban living environments reveals how the idea of the favela became an internationally...


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...


Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

by Babak Rahimi & Peyman Eshaghi The University of North Carolina Press (April 23, 2019)

Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this multidisciplinary...


All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental

by Pete Minard The University of North Carolina Press (April 22, 2019)

Species acclimatization--the organized introduction of organisms to a new region--is much maligned in the present day. However, colonization depended on moving people, plants, and animals from place to place,...


Left of Poetry

by Sarah Ehlers The University of North Carolina Press (April 11, 2019)

In this incisive study, Sarah Ehlers returns to the Depression-era United States in order to unsettle longstanding ideas about poetry and emerging approaches to poetics. By bringing to light a range of archival...


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...


Poll Power

by Evan Faulkenbury The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2019)

Creating and sustaining a social movement costs money. In the early 1960s, after years of grassroots organizing, civil rights activists convinced non-profit foundations to donate in support of voter education...


Caging Borders and Carceral States

by Robert T. Chase The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2019)

This volume considers the interconnection of racial oppression in the U.S. South and West, presenting thirteen case studies that explore the ways in which people have been caged and incarcerated, and what these...


Rice in the Time of Sugar

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (March 28, 2019)

In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Perez shows how...


The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

by Rob Christensen The University of North Carolina Press (March 28, 2019)

Louisiana had the Longs, Virginia had the Byrds, Georgia had the Talmadges, and North Carolina had the Scotts. In this history of North Carolina's most influential political family, Rob Christensen tells the...


Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

by Candy Gunther Brown The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Yoga and mindfulness activities, with roots in Asian traditions such as Hinduism or Buddhism, have been brought into growing numbers of public schools since the 1970s. While they are commonly assumed to be secular...


Backpacking Virginia

by Johnny Molloy The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Covering 40 of the best trips the state of Virginia has to offer, Backpacking Virginia provides all the information necessary for beginner and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from...


The Wild and the Toxic

by Jennifer Thomson The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Health figures centrally in late twentieth-century environmental activism. There are many competing claims about the health of ecosystems, the health of the planet, and the health of humans, yet there is little...


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...


The Historian's Eye

by Matthew Frye Jacobson The University of North Carolina Press (March 26, 2019)

Between 2009 and 2013, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out with a camera to explore and document what...


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...


Black Food Geographies

by Ashanté M. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2019)

In this book, Ashante M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents' navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking...


North Carolina Lighthouses

by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts & Bruce Roberts The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2019)

Of the over four dozen lighthouses that once marked the jagged shoreline of North Carolina, only nine still stand, watching over 300 miles of coast. These beacons are cherished monuments of North Carolina history....


In a Pure Muslim Land

by Simon Wolfgang Fuchs The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

Centering Pakistan in a story of transnational Islam stretching from South Asia to the Middle East, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of the intellectual production of Shi&703;is...


The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

by Glenn Morris The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches is an invaluable resource for every coastal traveler in the Tar Heel State. This descriptive guide to North Carolina's coastal counties goes far beyond the basics to showcase...


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...


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...


Occupied Territory

by Simon Balto The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn of many local...


A Saint of Our Own

by Kathleen Sprows Cummings The University of North Carolina Press (February 27, 2019)

What drove U.S. Catholics in their arduous quest, full of twists and turns over more than a century, to win an American saint? The absence of American names in the canon of the saints had left many of the faithful...


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...


Mothers and Strangers

by Samia Serageldin & Lee Smith The University of North Carolina Press (February 26, 2019)

In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don't know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin have curated...


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...


New World Cities

by John Tutino & Martin V. Melosi The University of North Carolina Press (February 20, 2019)

For millennia, urban centers were pivots of power and trade that ruled and linked rural majorities. After 1950, explosive urbanization led to unprecedented urban majorities around the world. That transformation--inextricably...


Bruce Moffett Cooks

by Bruce Moffett The University of North Carolina Press (February 13, 2019)

A native New Englander, chef Bruce Moffett fell in love with the South. Founding chef of three Charlotte restaurants—Barrington's, Good Food on Montford, and Stagioni—Moffett is known for creating dishes...


Prescribing the Dharma

by Ira Helderman The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2019)

Interest in the psychotherapeutic capacity of Buddhist teachings and practices is widely evident in the popular imagination. News media routinely report on the neuropsychological study of Buddhist meditation...


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...


Shelter in a Time of Storm

by Jelani M. Favors The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2019)

For generations, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been essential institutions for the African American community. Their nurturing environments not only provided educational advancement...


Slave No More

by Aline Helg & Lara Vergnaud The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Commanding a vast historiography of slavery and emancipation, Aline Helg reveals as never before how significant numbers of enslaved Africans across the entire Western Hemisphere managed to free themselves hundreds...


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...


Every True Pleasure

by Wilton Barnhardt The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the volume—featuring...


Finding God through Yoga

by David J. Neumann The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952), a Hindu missionary to the United States, wrote one of the world's most highly acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi, which was first published in 1946 and...


The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840–1880

by Wendy Gonaver The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Though the origins of asylums can be traced to Europe, the systematic segregation of the mentally ill into specialized institutions occurred in the Unites States only after 1800, just as the struggle to end...


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...


Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

by Traci Parker The University of North Carolina Press (February 06, 2019)

In this book, Traci Parker examines the movement to racially integrate white-collar work and consumption in American department stores, and broadens our understanding of historical transformations in African...


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...


Integration Now

by William P. Hustwit The University of North Carolina Press (February 05, 2019)

Recovering the history of an often-ignored landmark Supreme Court case, William P. Hustwit assesses the significant role that Alexander v. Holmes (1969) played in integrating the South's public schools. Although...


Feminism for the Americas

by Katherine M. Marino The University of North Carolina Press (February 05, 2019)

This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however,...


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...


An Anthropology of Marxism

by Cedric J. Robinson, Avery F. Gordon & H. L. T. Quan The University of North Carolina Press (January 18, 2019)

An Anthropology of Marxism offers Cedric Robinson's analysis of the history of communalism that has been claimed by Marx and Marxists. Suggesting that the socialist ideal was embedded both in Western and non-Western...


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...


We Are the Music Makers!

by Timothy Duffy & Denise Duffy The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2019)

America tells its stories through song. Consolation to the lovelorn, courage to the oppressed, warning to the naive, or a ticket to the Promised Land, a great song can deliver the wisdom of ages directly to...