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Southern Mountain Republicans 1865-1900

by Gordon B. McKinney The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The mountaineer stereotype--violent people who preserve a traditional lifestyle and vote Republican--has been perpetuated through the years. McKinney found that the impact of the Civil War and the absence of...


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...


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...


America and the French Nation, 1939-1945

by Julian G. Hurstfield The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Hurstfield analyzes American responses--diplomatic, military, intellectual, and popular--to the plight of the French nation during World War II, as the constitution of the Third Republic was suspended, Petain...


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,...


The Populist Challenge

by Lars Schoultz The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Schoultz examines the fundamental political cleavage between classical liberalism and the populist Peronist political movements in Argentina, identifying the socioeconomic structural features that led to this...


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...


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 Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

by Ross Thomson The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In 1800, shoes in the United States were made by craftsmen, each trained to create an entire shoe. A century later, shoes were mass-produced in factories employing dozens of machines and specialized workers....


General Maurice Sarrail, 1856-1929

by Jan Karl Tanenbaum The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Commander of the French Third Army at the Battle of the Marne, commander of the Allied Eastern Army in 1916-17, and high commissioner to Syria and Lebanon in 1924-25, Sarrail was one of the most controversial...


The Press Gang

by Mark Wahlgren Summers The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Relations between the press and politicians in modern America have always been contentious. In The Press Gang, Mark Summers tells the story of the first skirmishes in this ongoing battle. Following the Civil...


Amicable Agreement Versus Majority Rule

by Jürg Steiner The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

When the German edition of Steiner's masterful analysis of Switzerland's political system was first published in 1970 as Gewaltlose Politik und kulturelle Vielfalt, it was greeted by the American Political Science...


Southern Capitalists

by Laurence Shore The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Studying the changing strategies used by the nineteenth-century southern leaders to justify their direction of the South's economy and politics, Shore shows how leaders before, during, and after the Civil War...


Community Leadership in Maryland, 1790-1840

by Whitman H. Ridgway The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

American democracy has fascinated generations of historians. They have probed its philosophical foundations and the structure of its institutions, but their studies reveal little about those who really wielded...


The Revolt from the Village, 1915-1930

by Anthony Channell Hilfer The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This incisive book traces the attack on American provincialism that ended the myth of the Happy Village. Replacing the idyllic life as a theme, American writers in revolt turned to a more realistic interpretation...


Our Rightful Share

by Aline Helg The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In Our Rightful Share, Aline Helg examines the issue of race in Cuban society, politics, and ideology during the island's transition from a Spanish colony to an independent state. She challenges Cuba's well-established...


The Civil War and Readjustment in Kentucky

by E. Merton Coulter The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The purpose of this study was to discover what was typical in the history and character of the state during the period of the Civil War and the readjustment that followed. The author explains the early neutrality...


We Shall Not Overcome

by Robert Emil Botsch The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Botsch samples current attitudes of southern blue-collar workers, both black and white, toward work and race and questions whether these workers can overcome racial barriers to form a populist-style coalition...


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,...


The French Experience in Mexico, 1821-1861

by Nancy Nichols Barker The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

This is the first scholarly appraisal of relations between France and Mexico from the time Mexico achieved independence until Emperor Napoleon III decided to intervene and place Maximilian on the Mexican throne....


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...


Entrepreneurs of Ideology

by Gary D. Stark The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Stark examines the importance of publishers and the book industry in the rise of twentieth-century Germany's radical right-wing cultural movements. He shows that these men thought their their professional "calling"...


Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now

by Jock Lauterer The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In the isolated North Carolina mountains, old-timers relive their lives in bits and pieces. They tell of a time when working together as a family was fun, when pleasures were simple, and when a handshake made...


José Martí

by Manuel Pedro Gonzalez The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Jose Marti, great Cuban patriot, wrote Spanish articles on the United States during the eighties. In the present sketch, the author has presented Marti to the country he interpreted so sympathetically and has...


Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee

by Larry J. Daniel The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee Larry Daniel offers a view from the trenches of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. his book is not the story of the commanders, but rather shows in intimate detail what...


Constructing American Lives

by Scott E. Casper The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Nineteenth-century American authors, critics, and readers believed that biography had the power to shape individuals' characters and to help define the nation's identity. In an age predating radio and television,...


Hitler's Austria

by Evan Burr Bukey The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although Austrians comprised only 8 percent of the population of Hitler's Reich, they made up 14 percent of SS members and 40 percent of those involved in the Nazis' killing operations. This was no coincidence....


The Vanquished

by César Andreu Iglesias The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Originally published in Puerto Rico in 1956 as Los derrotados, Cesar Andreu Iglesias's novel about a fateful Nationalist assault on a U.S. military installation in Puerto Rico is now available for the first...


George Washington and the West

by Charles H. Ambler The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Few books about George Washington treat exclusively his western interests and activities. As these interests were extensive and admittedly determining factors in his career as a soldier, the present volume offers...


Character Is Capital

by Judy Hilkey The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In late nineteenth-century America, a new type of book became commonplace in millions of homes across the country. Volumes sporting such titles as The Way to Win and Onward to Fame and Fortune promised to show...


The Confederate Republic

by George C. Rable The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Although much has been written about the ways in which Confederate politics affected the course of the Civil War, George Rable is the first historian to investigate Confederate political culture in its own right....


Colonial North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century

by Harry Roy Merrens The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

This extensive study in historical geography exhibits a precise understanding of the physical environment of pre-revolutionary North Carolina and skillfully interprets this environment in terms of mid-eighteenth...


The Yankee West

by Susan E. Gray The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Susan Gray explores community formation among New England migrants to the Upper Midwest in the generation before the Civil War. Focusing on Kalamazoo County in southwestern Michigan, she examines how 'Yankees'...


The Jiangyin Mission Station

by Lawrence D. Kessler The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Lawrence Kessler uses the Jiangyin mission station in the Shanghai region of China to explore Chinese-American cultural interaction in the first half of the twentieth century. He concludes that the Protestant...


Moonlight, Magnolias, and Madness

by Peter McCandless The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2013)

Moonlight, Magnolias, and Madness is a social history of the perceptions and treatment of the mentally ill in South Carolina over two centuries. Examining insanity in both an institutional and a community context,...


The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

by Linda Garland Page & Hilton Smith The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses,...


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...


Benjamin Constant's Philosophy of Liberalism

by Guy H. Dodge The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

This first work in English to focus on Constant as a political theorist shows that his thinking was molded by the French Revolution of 1789 and by Napoleon's regime. Constant is identified as the first to recognize...


Feeble-Minded in Our Midst

by Steven Noll The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

The problem of how to treat the mentally handicapped attracted much attention from American reformers in the first half of the twentieth century. In this book, Steven Noll traces the history and development...


The German Influence in France after 1870

by Allan Mitchell The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Mitchell believes that the history of the French Third Republic remains incomplete until one understands the German impact on France after the Franco-Prossian War. As the French groped unsteadily toward a redefinition...


The Crisis of Argentine Capitalism

by Paul H. Lewis The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

At the end of World War II, Argentina was the most industrialized nation in Latin America, with a highly urbanized, literate, and pluralistic society. But over the past four decades, the country has suffered...


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...


Southern Cultures Volume 15 Omnibus E-book

by Harry L. Watson & Larry J. Griffin The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2013)

This Omnibus E-book brings together all four issues of Southern Cultures Volume 15, published in 2009.

Volume 15 of Southern Cultures explores Lee's Tomb, how Southern evangelicals kept sin from sacred spaces,...


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...


Wilson's Creek

by William Garrett Piston & Richard W. Hatcher Iii The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2002)

In the summer of 1861, Americans were preoccupied by the question of which states would join the secession movement and which would remain loyal to the Union. This question was most fractious in the border states...


U.S. History As Women's History

by Linda K. Kerber, Alice Kessler-Harris & Kathryn Kish Sklar The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

This outstanding collection of fifteen original essays represents innovative work by some of the most influential scholars in the field of women's history. Covering a broad sweep of history from colonial to...


The Masterless

by Wilfred M. McClay The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In this provocative book, Wilfred McClay considers the long-standing tension between individualism and social cohesion in conceptions of American culture. Exploring ideas of unity and diversity as they have...