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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...


Gender and Jim Crow, Second Edition

by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore The University of North Carolina Press (January 09, 2019)

This classic work helps recover the central role of black women in the political history of the Jim Crow era. Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore explores the pivotal and interconnected roles played by gender and race...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


To Marry an Indian

by Theresa Strouth Gaul The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

When nineteen-year-old Harriett Gold, from a prominent white family in Cornwall, Connecticut, announced in 1825 her intention to marry a Cherokee man, her shocked family initiated a spirited correspondence debating...


The Soul's Economy

by Jeffrey Sklansky The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Tracing a seismic shift in American social thought, Jeffrey Sklansky offers a new synthesis of the intellectual transformation entailed in the rise of industrial capitalism.

For a century after Independence,...


Growing Up in the 1850s

by Agnes Lee The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Eleanor Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's fifth child, began her journal in December 1852 at the early age of twelve. An articulate young woman, her stated ambitions were modest: "The everyday life of a little school...


Relative Intimacy

by Rachel Devlin The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Celebrated as new consumers and condemned for their growing delinquencies, teenage girls emerged as one of the most visible segments of American society during and after World War II. Contrary to the generally...


Religion on Campus

by Conrad Cherry, Betty A. DeBerg & Amanda Porterfield The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

The first intensive, close-up investigation of the practice and teaching of religion at American colleges and universities, Religion on Campus is an indispensable resource for all who want to understand what...


Dying in the City of the Blues

by Keith Wailoo The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American...


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 Limits of Sisterhood

by Jeanne Boydston, Mary Kelley & Anne Margolis The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In a century almost continually at odds with the proper place of females, Catherine Esther Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Isabella Beecher Hooker shared a commitment to women's power. Although they did...


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...


Time before History

by H. Trawick Ward & R. P. Stephen Davis Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

North Carolina's written history begins in the sixteenth century with the voyages of Sir Walter Raleigh and the founding of the ill-fated Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. But there is a deeper, unwritten past...


Hurtin' Words

by Ted Ownby The University of North Carolina Press (October 31, 2018)

When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide range of...


Jim Crow Capital

by Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2018)

Local policy in the nation's capital has always influenced national politics. During Reconstruction, black Washingtonians were first to exercise their new franchise. But when congressmen abolished local governance...


Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

by E. Patrick Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (October 22, 2018)

Drawn from the life narratives of more than seventy African American queer women who were born, raised, and continue to reside in the American South, this book powerfully reveals the way these women experience...


Let Us Make Men

by D'Weston Haywood The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

During its golden years, the twentieth-century black press was a tool of black men's leadership, public voice, and gender and identity formation. Those at the helm of black newspapers used their platforms to...


Freedom Farmers

by Monica M. White & LaDonna Redmond The University of North Carolina Press (November 06, 2018)

In May 1967, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural and economic development...


Every Nation Has Its Dish

by Jennifer Jensen Wallach The University of North Carolina Press (November 13, 2018)

Jennifer Jensen Wallach's nuanced history of black foodways across the twentieth century challenges traditional narratives of "soul food" as a singular style of historical African American cuisine. Wallach investigates...


On Freedom and the Will to Adorn

by Cheryl A. Wall The University of North Carolina Press (October 26, 2018)

Although they have written in various genres, African American writers as notable and diverse as W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker have done their most influential work in the essay form. The...


A Political Education

by Elizabeth Todd-Breland The University of North Carolina Press (October 03, 2018)

In 2012, Chicago's school year began with the city's first teachers' strike in a quarter century and ended with the largest mass closure of public schools in U.S. history. On one side, a union leader and veteran...


God with Us

by Ansley L. Quiros The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2018)

For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. Since both activists and segregationists ardently...


Transforming the Elite

by Michelle A. Purdy The University of North Carolina Press (August 17, 2018)

When traditionally white public schools in the South became sites of massive resistance In the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, numerous white students exited the public system...


Mapping Diaspora

by Patricia de Santana Pinho The University of North Carolina Press (October 26, 2018)

Brazil, like several countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic research...


Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

by Mario T. Garcia The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2018)

This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement's champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934@–1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. Beginning...


Semi Queer

by Anne Balay The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2018)

Long-haul trucking is linked to almost every industry in America, yet somehow the working-class drivers behind big rigs remain largely hidden from public view. Gritty, inspiring, and often devastating oral histories...


Gone Home

by Karida L. Brown The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2018)

Since the 2016 presidential election, Americans have witnessed countless stories about Appalachia: its changing political leanings, its opioid crisis, its increasing joblessness, and its declining population....


Women with Alcoholic Husbands

by Ramona M. Asher The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

In this important study of women with alcoholic husbands, Asher vividly describes the process of coming to terms with a profound crisis in one's private life. From interviews with more than fifty women, all...


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...


Yours in Sisterhood

by Amy Erdman Farrell The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In the winter of 1972, the first issue of Ms. magazine hit the newsstands. For some activists in the women's movement, the birth of this new publication heralded feminism's coming of age; for others, it signaled...


John Brown's Body

by Franny Nudelman The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

Singing "John Brown's Body" as they marched to war, Union soldiers sought to steel themselves in the face of impending death. As the bodies of these soldiers accumulated in the wake of battle, writers, artists,...


Gendered Spaces

by Daphne Spain The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In hundreds of businesses, secretaries -- usually women -- do clerical work in "open floor" settings while managers -- usually men -- work and make decisions behind closed doors. According to Daphne Spain, this...


Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

by Gina M. Martino The University of North Carolina Press (March 23, 2018)

Across the borderlands of the early American northeast, New England, New France, and Native nations deployed women with surprising frequency to the front lines of wars that determined control of North America....


Radical Friend

by Nancy A. Hewitt The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2018)

A pillar of radical activism in nineteenth-century America, Amy Kirby Post (1802–1889) participated in a wide range of movements and labored tirelessly to orchestrate ties between issues, causes, and activists....


Keep the Days

by Steven M. Stowe The University of North Carolina Press (April 02, 2018)

Americans wrote fiercely during the Civil War. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans' words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ragged yet...


A Family of Women

by Jane H. Pease & William H. Pease The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

The often-stereotyped belles and matrons of the nineteenth-century South emerge as diverse personalities in this compelling account of three generations of women from a South Carolina family whose fate rose...


Black Neighbors

by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

Professing a policy of cultural and social integration, the American settlement house movement made early progress in helping immigrants adjust to life in American cities. However, when African Americans migrating...


Toward an Intellectual History of Women

by Linda K. Kerber The University of North Carolina Press (December 10, 2017)

As a leading historian of women, Linda K. Kerber has played an instrumental role in the radical rethinking of American history over the past two decades. The maturation and increasing complexity of studies in...


Private Woman, Public Stage

by Mary Kelley The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

In the decades spanning the nineteenth century, thousands of women entered the literary marketplace. Twelve of the century's most successful women writers provide the focus for Mary Kelley's landmark study:...


Community Power Structure

by Floyd Hunter The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

In this study of busy, complex Regional City -- and it is a real city -- the author has analyzed the power structure from top to bottom. He has searched out the men of power and, under fictitious names, has...


Shattering the Glass

by Pamela Grundy & Susan Shackelford The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play, Shattering the Glass is a sweeping chronicle of women's basketball in the United States. Offering vivid portraits of forgotten heroes and...


Liberia, South Carolina

by John M. Coggeshall The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2018)

In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia, in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable Owens Clarke...


Race Over Party

by Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2018)

In late-nineteenth-century Boston, battles over black party loyalty were fights over the place of African Americans in the post–Civil War nation. In his fresh in-depth study of black partisanship and politics,...


Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves

by Sharada Balachandran Orihuela The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2018)

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American...