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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...


In Praise of Prometheus

by Leon Golden The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

This book analyzes in detail the argument that Aeschylus was a great poet whose views on religious and political thought were naive and primitive. The author cites relevant evidence to discount this theory and...


Sweet Carolina

by Foy Allen Edelman The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2009)

Crisscrossing her home state of North Carolina over the course of six tasty years, Foy Allen Edelman visited families in their own kitchens and communities and discovered a treasure trove of delicacies. Sweet...


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...


Growing with Gardening

by Bibby Moore The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Growing with Gardening offers step-by-step guidance in planning a year-round horticultural program for therapy, recreation, or education. Developed under the auspices of the North Carolina Botanical Garden,...


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...


Walter Hines Page

by John Milton Cooper Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The varied career of Walter Hines Page affected many facets of the American political and social milieu from the end of Reconstruction through World War I. A North Carolinian, Page was one of the first southerners...


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...


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...


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...


Juvenile Offenders for a Thousand  Years

by Wiley B. Sanders The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although much is being published on the subject of juvenile delinquency, this volume of selected British and American source material provides something new. It includes material so old that it is practically...


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...


Solitary Comrade

by Joan Hedrick The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Hedrick examines London's inner life, primarily as it is revealed in his art, to discover the man concealed beneath the public persona. Although London was wealthy, famous, and one of the last great self-made...


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,...


Dr. John Mitchell

by Edmund Berkeley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This is the first full-length biography of a man who was primarily a botanist but who is best known for his map of North America. He left a well-established medical practice in his native Virginia in 1746 to...


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....


Philosophy and the Modern Mind

by E. Maynard Adams The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this unique philosophical critique of modern Western civilization, Adams argues that contemporary culture is deranged by false assumptions about the human mind. He sees a growing gap between the subjectivistic...


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...


The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

by Phillis Wheatley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

For nearly thirty-five years Julian Mason's The Poems of Phillis Wheatley (1966) has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston. This new edition...


The Greensboro Reader

by Robert Watson & Gibbons Ruark The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

This volume of distinguished stories and poems brings together a number of writers who have either taught or studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the past thirty years. The fiction...


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"...


River of the Carolinas

by Henry Savage Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

The story of the Santee is, in fact, the story of a major part of the Carolinas east of the Appalachians, for the river drains an immense area of both states from the mountains to the ocean. Savage also describes...


Charles Brantley Aycock

by Oliver Orr The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Orr traces Aycock's growth from farm boy to practicing lawyer and on to that final eminence in which his fame spread beyond the state in connection with his brilliant oratory, his interest in public education,...


Josephus Daniels Says . . .

by Joseph L. Morrison The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this study, Morrison traces Daniels's editorial opinions and policies from his early editorial apprenticeship to his appointment as Wilson's secretary of the navy. Morrison sheds light on the relationship...


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...


Government Without Passing Laws

by Michael W. Kirst The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This book demonstrates both the limits and unique role of non statutory controls in a world that demands a flexible administrative response that might be overly constrained by rigid statutes. It also explains...


Skialetheia, or A Shadowe of Truth, in Certaine Epigrams and Satyres

by Everard Guilpin The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although well known to experts in English literature, Guilpin's Skialetheia has been available only in inadequate texts until now. This edition of the 1598 work presents an old-spelling critical text and provides...


Flowers of the South

by Wilhelmina F. Greene & Hugo L. Blomquist The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This book is composed of two sections: the first dealing with native wild flowers; the second, with the exotic or cultivated varieties. The descriptions accompanying the illustrations are concise and explicit...


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...


From Tobacco Road to Route 66

by Sylvia Jenkins Cook The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

In the early nineteenth century, the southern poor white had a reputation for comic vulgarity and absurd violence; postbellum writers saw him as a quaint peasant; the 1920s transformed him into a revolutionary...


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....


Pickles and Preserves

by Marion Brown The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

"The conservation of food by pickling and preserving is an old and honorable art," writes Marion Brown in her introduction to Pickles and Preserves, first published in 1955. While the art of food preservation...