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Love Lyrics from the Carmina Burana

by P. G. Walsh The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

Walsh's book should be a vade mecum for anyone who would teach the Carmina Burana on any level and be of considerable value in general to medievalists, comparatists, and those in related disciplines.--New England...


On the Laws and Customs of England

by Morris S. Arnold, Thomas A. Green, Sally A. Scully & Stephen D. White The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2017)

Investigating a wide range of problems in the development of English law, this collection of original essays honors the contributions of Samuel D. Thorne to the study of English legal history from the eleventh...


The Metamorphoses of Apuleius

by Carl C. Schlam The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2017)

This book examines the comic and philosophical aspects of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, the ancient Roman novel also known as The Golden Ass. The tales that comprise the novel, long known for their bawdiness and...


Hermogenes' On Types of Style

by Cecil W. Wooten Iii The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

Cecil Wooten has produced the first translation into any modern langauage of a key treatise of the ancient world. He provides a faithful English translation of Hermogenes' analysis based on a reliable Greek...


Beyond Love and Loyalty

by Thomas Wolfe The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Letters--mostly of the nuts-and-bolts, practical variety--between Thomas Wolfe and his literary agent, Elizabeth Nowell. Nowell served as Wolfe's editor for many of his short stories, paring them down to make...


The North Carolina Miscellany

by Richard Walser The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

This collection of diverse pieces--excerpts from novels, essays, poems, historical records, and newspaper and magazine articles--is a warm and interesting summing-up of North Carolina. The tone of the contents...


Down and Out in the Great Depression

by Robert S. Mcelvaine The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

Down and Out in the Great Depression is a moving, revealing collection of letters by the forgotten men, women, and children who suffered through one of the greatest periods of hardship in American history. Sifting...


The Works of James M. Whitfield

by Robert S. Levine & Ivy G. Wilson The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2011)

In this comprehensive volume of the collected writings of James Monroe Whitfield (1822-71), Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson restore this African American poet, abolitionist, and intellectual to his rightful...


Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville

by Robert S. Levine & Samuel Otter The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and Herman Melville (1819-1891) addressed in their writings a range of issues that continue to resonate in American culture: the reach and limits of democracy; the nature of freedom;...


Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club

by Christopher B. Teuton & America Meredith The University of North Carolina Press (October 08, 2012)

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of forty interwoven stories,...


The Politics of Aristotle

by Peter L. Phillips Simpson The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities...


A Soldier's General

by John C. Oeffinger The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

During his service in the Confederate army, Major General Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) served under and alongside such famous officers as Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, James Longstreet, and John B. Hood....


The Bravest of the Brave

by George G. Kundahl The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2010)

Born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, Stephen Dodson Ramseur rose meteorically through the military ranks. Graduating from West Point in 1860, he joined the Confederate army as a captain. By the time...


No Chariot Let Down

by Michael P Johnson & James L. Roark The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2016)

These thirty-four letters, written by members of the William Ellison family, comprise the only sustained correspondence by a free Afro-American family in the late antebellum South. Born a slave, Ellison was...


Dear Mrs. Roosevelt

by Robert Cohen The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Impoverished young Americans had no greater champion during the Depression than Eleanor Roosevelt. As First Lady, Mrs. Roosevelt used her newspaper columns and radio broadcasts to crusade for expanded federal...


Old Pines and Other Stories

by James Boyd The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

This is the first collection in book form of a number of Boyd's short stories. These stories are as particularly southern as their subject, the small southern community. They emphasize dialogue rather than description...


A Paul Green Reader

by Laurence G. Avery The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

North Carolina's Paul Green (1894-1981) was part of that remarkable generation of writers who first brought southern writing to the attention of the world. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1927, Green...


The North Carolina Roots of African American Literature

by William L. Andrews The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

The first African American to publish a book in the South, the author of the first female slave narrative in the United States, the father of black nationalism in America--these and other founders of African...


Come Go Home with Me

by Sheila Kay Adams The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Sheila Adams has been performing Appalachian ballads and telling stories for over twenty years. A native of Madison County, North Carolina, she was introduced to the tale-telling tradition by her great-aunt...


The Real Thing

by Miles Orvell The University of North Carolina Press (August 25, 2014)

In this classic study of the relationship between technology and culture, Miles Orvell demonstrates that the roots of contemporary popular culture reach back to the Victorian era, when mechanical replications...


A Southern Life

by Laurence G. Avery The University of North Carolina Press (February 15, 2017)

This exceptional collection provides new insight into the life of North Carolina writer and activist Paul Green (1894-1981), the first southern playwright to attract international acclaim for his socially conscious...


Rhetorical Occasions: Essays on Humans and the Humanities

by Michael Bérubé The University of North Carolina Press (September 06, 2007)

A nationally known scholar, essayist, and public advocate for the humanities, Michael Berube has a rapier wit and a singular talent for parsing complex philosophical, theoretical, and political questions. Rhetorical...