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Southern Cultures:  2013 Global Southern Music Issue, Enhanced Ebook

by Harry L. Watson & Jocelyn Neal The University of North Carolina Press (February 04, 2013)

The Global Southern Music Issue enhanced eBook include all the tracks on Traveling Shoes, our special free CD and:

The South meets Senegal as hip-hop goes Trans-Atlantic.

Hawaiian steel guitar sways the Southern...


Southern Cultures:  2011 Music Issue, Enhanced Ebook

by Harry L. Watson & Jocelyn Neal The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

The Music Issue enhanced eBook include all the tracks on our special CD and:

The tell-all letter from a teenage girl who kissed—and kissed—Elvis Presley

How corruption and greed made the Jacksonville music...


All That Hollywood Allows

by Jackie Byars The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

All That Hollywood Allows explores the representation of gender in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s, the last decade in which film enjoyed a pivotal cultural position. Both a work of feminist film criticism...


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...


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,...


Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

by Fred C. Fussell & Steve Kruger The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are the heart of a region where traditional music and dance are performed and celebrated as nowhere else in America. This guide puts readers on the trail to discover...


Havana

by Joseph L. Scarpaci, Roberto Segre & Mario Coyula The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

One of the oldest and most celebrated cities in the Western Hemisphere, Havana is a fascinating metropolis where history has left its handprint on every corner. Here, an international trio of well-known architects...


Remaking Reality

by Sara Blair, Joseph B. Entin & Franny Nudelman The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2018)

After World War II, U.S. documentarians engaged in a rigorous rethinking of established documentary practices and histories. Responding to the tumultuous transformations of the postwar era--the atomic age, the...


May We Forever Stand

by Imani Perry The University of North Carolina Press (February 02, 2018)

The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson in...


The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie J. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2017)

Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political...


Light and Air

by Jerry W. Cotten & Stephen J. Fletcher The University of North Carolina Press (August 31, 2017)

A trailblazer for women photographers in the South, North Carolina's Bayard Wootten (1875-1959) overcame economic hardship, gender discrimination, and the obscurity of a small-town upbringing to become the state's...


Talking Guitar

by Jas Obrecht The University of North Carolina Press (March 16, 2017)

In this lively collection of interviews, storied music writer Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world's most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved...


Myths of Venice

by David Rosand The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Over the course of several centuries, Venice fashioned and refined a portrait of itself that responded to and exploited historical circumstance. Never conquered and taking its enduring independence as a sign...


Staging Depth

by Joel Pfister The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Until now, Eugene O'Neill's psychological dramas have been analyzed mainly by critics who relied on obvious parallels between O'Neill's life, his family, and his plays. In this theoretically expansive and interdisciplinary...


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....


Southern Appalachian Celebration

by James Valentine The University of North Carolina Press (September 26, 2011)

With this stunning collection of images of the Southern Appalachians, James Valentine presents an enduring portrait of the region's unique natural character. His compelling photographs of ancient mountains,...


A Richer Heritage

by Robert E. Stipe The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Surveying the past, present, and future of historic preservation in America, this book features fifteen essays by some of the most important voices in the field. A Richer Heritage will be an essential, thought-provoking...


Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Exploration

by Mary D. Sheriff The University of North Carolina Press (June 21, 2010)

Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting instead that a history of art based on national...


A Chosen Path

by Mark Shapiro The University of North Carolina Press (September 17, 2010)

Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the...


White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour

by Marvin McAllister The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2003)

In August 1821, William Brown, a free man of color and a retired ship's steward, opened a pleasure garden on Manhattan's West Side. It catered to black New Yorkers, who were barred admittance to whites-only...


Thomas Day

by Patricia Phillips Marshall & Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll The University of North Carolina Press (May 22, 2010)

Thomas Day (1801-61), a free man of color from Milton, North Carolina, became the most successful cabinetmaker in North Carolina--white or black--during a time when most blacks were enslaved and free blacks...


David to Delacroix

by Dorothy Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (February 14, 2011)

In this beautifully illustrated study of intellectual and art history, Dorothy Johnson explores the representation of classical myths by renowned French artists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries,...


Thornton Dial

by Bernard L. Herman The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2012)

Thornton Dial (1928-2016), one of the most important artists in the American South, came to prominence in the late 1980s and was celebrated internationally for his large construction pieces and mixed-media paintings....


The Triumph of the Ordinary

by Joshua Feinstein The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2003)

Were movies in the East Bloc propaganda or carefully veiled dissent? In the first major study in English of East German film, Joshua Feinstein argues that the answer to this question is decidedly complex.

Drawing...


Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia

by Iftikhar Dadi The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2010)

This pioneering work traces the emergence of the modern and contemporary art of Muslim South Asia in relation to transnational modernism and in light of the region's intellectual, cultural, and political developments....


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Carol Crown, Cheryl Rivers & Charles Reagan Wilson The University of North Carolina Press (June 03, 2013)

Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present....


Music from the True Vine

by Bill C. Malone The University of North Carolina Press (October 24, 2011)

A musician, documentarian, scholar, and one of the founding members of the influential folk revival group the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger (1933-2009) spent more than fifty years collecting, performing,...


The Book of Salsa

by César Miguel Rondón The University of North Carolina Press (March 10, 2008)

Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians,...


Linthead Stomp

by Patrick Huber The University of North Carolina Press (October 20, 2008)

Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the bustling cities...


"Redneck Woman" and the Gendered Poetics of Class Rebellion

by Nadine Hubbs The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

In 2004 Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the country music scene with 'Redneck Woman.' The blockbuster single led to the early release of her first CD and propelled it to triple platinum sales."

Gretchen Wilson...


"Country Music is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is": Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Music

by Jeremy Hill The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

Nixon's visit (only five months before his resignation) was seen by national journalists and politicos to be a trip to one of the few places where he would still receive a warm reception, and it was quite warm...


Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten

by Gary W. Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (April 07, 2008)

More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war--why it was fought, what was won, what was lost--not from books but from movies, television,...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Judith H. Bonner, Estill Curtis Pennington & Charles Reagan Wilson The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2013)

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's...


The Day Is Past and Gone: Family Photographs from Eastern North Carolina

by Scott L. Matthews The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2011)

Part essay, part memory—this piece finds the perfect form to explore the pictures that might rely most for meaning on the stories that accompany them: family photos. This article appears in the Summer 2011...


Stereo Propaganda

by Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2011)

Old photographs meet new color, creating thoughtful new meanings. This article appears in the Summer 2011 issue of Southern Cultures: The Photography Issue. "In this examination, magic and myth-two of my favorite...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Bill C. Malone The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz,...


The Gift of the Face

by Shamoon Zamir The University of North Carolina Press (August 14, 2014)

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is the most ambitious photographic and ethnographic record of Native American cultures ever produced. Published between 1907 and 1930 as a series of twenty volumes...


A Golden Haze of Memory

by Stephanie E. Yuhl The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Charleston, South Carolina, today enjoys a reputation as a destination city for cultural and heritage tourism. In A Golden Haze of Memory, Stephanie E. Yuhl looks back to the crucial period between 1920 and...


Southern Cultures:  The Photography Issue

by Harry L. Watson & Jocelyn Neal The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2011)

The Cruel Radiance of the Obvious, The 2011 Photography Issue

Tom Rankin, Guest Editor

Our second Photography issue features full-color photographs by William Eggleston, William Christenberry, and much more.

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Southern Cultures:  Special Roots Music Issue

by Harry L. Watson & Jocelyn Neal The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2010)

The Special Roots Music Issue features:

B.B. King on Bukka White's legacy;

The Top Ten Folk Singers of All Time;

Bob Dylan backstage in '63 and other rare photographic gems;

Swamp bluesman Jimmy Anderson's first...


Sounds of Reform

by Derek Vaillant The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

Between 1873 and 1935, reformers in Chicago used the power of music to unify the diverse peoples of the metropolis. These musical progressives emphasized the capacity of music to transcend differences among...


No Sympathy for the Devil

by David W. Stowe The University of North Carolina Press (April 25, 2011)

In this cultural history of evangelical Christianity and popular music, David Stowe demonstrates how mainstream rock of the 1960s and 1970s has influenced conservative evangelical Christianity through the development...


On Location in Cuba

by Ann Marie Stock The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2009)

The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of its Cold War relationship with the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the...


Sounds of Change

by Christopher H. Sterling & Michael C. Keith The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity...


A History of the Oratorio

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Howard Smither has written the first definitive work on the history of the oratorio since Arnold Schering published his Geschichte des Oratoriums in 1911. This volume is the first of a four-volume comprehensive...


A History of the Oratorio

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Written by an eminent scholar in a style that represents American musicological writing at its communicative best, A History of the Oratorio offers a synthesis and critical appraisal so exhaustive and reliable...


A History of the Oratorio

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

The Oratorio in the classical Era is the third volume of Howard Smither's monumental History of the Oratorio, continuing his synthesis and critical appraisal of the oratorio. His comprehensive study surpasses...


A History of the Oratorio, 4 volumes, Omnibus E-book

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (July 01, 2012)

The University of North Carolina Press is proud to announce Howard Smither's ground-breaking four-volume A History of the Oratorio, are now available in one convenient Omnibus E-Book edition. Published as UNC...


The Coasts of Carolina

by Bland Simpson & Scott D. Taylor The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2010)

The Coasts of Carolina captures the vibrancy of the North Carolina oceanfront, sound country, and interior shores behind the barrier islands. Scott Taylor, who has been photographing the coast for almost thirty...


Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

by Cedric J. Robinson The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Cedric J. Robinson offers a new understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early twentieth century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the...