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Speaking of Feminism

by Rachel F. Seidman The University of North Carolina Press (September 23, 2019)

From the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement...


Blood, Sweat, and Tears

by Derrick E. White The University of North Carolina Press (June 27, 2019)

Black college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before the Supreme Court ruled segregation legal in...


Lift Up Your Voice Like a Trumpet

by Michael B. Friedland The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

When the Supreme Court declared in 1954 that segregated public

schools were unconstitutional, the highest echelons of

Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious organizations

enthusiastically supported the ruling,...


Selling Tradition

by Jane S. Becker The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The first half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in America's folk heritage, as Americans began to enthusiastically collect, present, market, and consume the nation's folk traditions. Examining...


Arming the Free World

by Chester J. Pach Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

In this important study, Chester Pach traces the emergence of military assistance as a major instrument of contemporary American foreign policy. During the early Cold War, arms aid grew from a few country and...


Writing the American Classics

by James Barbour & Tom Quirk The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

This collection of essays describes the genesis of ten classic works of American literature. Using biographical, cultural, and manuscript evidence, the contributors tell the "stories of stories," plotting the...


Poverty and Politics

by Sidney Baldwin The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

This book is more than a case study of the Farm Security Administration. It not only deals with the history of farm politics but also provides a fresh perspective and gives depth of understanding to issues such...


Wiley Buck and Other Stories of the Concord Community

by Henry McGilbert Wagstaff The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

A gifted teller of tales sketches a lively picture of his boyhood in the old tobacco section of Person County, North Carolina, just south of the Virginia line. All the white grown-ups of the boy's childhood...


Community Power Succession

by Floyd Hunter The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

Hunter returns to Atlanta and reveals how the power structure of the 1950s has changed during the 1960s and 1970s. By combining scholarly analysis, personal reminiscences, observation, and social prescription,...


The Freedman's Savings Bank

by Walter L. Fleming The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2018)

The Freedmen's Savings Bank was a result of the efforts of the friends of the Afro-American in the North to find a means of elevating the newly emancipated race. Organized in 1865, it grew rapidly and established...


Knave, Fool, and Genius

by Susan Kuhlmann The University of North Carolina Press (October 25, 2018)

The confidence man held a fascination for Melville, Hawthorne, Howells, Johnson J. Hooper, Bret Harte, and Mark Twain. In this study the writers are grouped in such a way as to emphasize certain large-scale...


The Freedmen's Bureau in South Carolina, 1865 - 1872

by Martin Abbott The University of North Carolina Press (October 25, 2018)

Abbott's book deals with the Freedmen's Bureau, the agency that faced the main challenge of defining the meaning of freedom for four million slaves after the Civil War. He records the difficulties that resulted...


A Garden of One's Own

by Barbara Scott & Bobby J. Ward The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Gardening enthusiasts and those who love to read about gardening will be delighted by this new collection of Elizabeth Lawrence's work. A gifted landscape architect and writer, Lawrence (1904-85) chronicled...


Tar Heel Ghosts

by John W. Harden Sr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

An amazing assortment of twenty-three stories and ten "short shorts" comprise this popular selection. More than merely entertaining, Tar Heel Ghosts captures the "spirit" of North Carolina's past.

North Carolina's...


An Anthropology of Marxism

by Cedric J. Robinson, Avery F. Gordon & H. L. T. Quan The University of North Carolina Press (January 18, 2019)

An Anthropology of Marxism offers Cedric Robinson's analysis of the history of communalism that has been claimed by Marx and Marxists. Suggesting that the socialist ideal was embedded both in Western and non-Western...


Rice in the Time of Sugar

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (March 28, 2019)

In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Perez shows how...


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...


Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

by Candy Gunther Brown The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Yoga and mindfulness activities, with roots in Asian traditions such as Hinduism or Buddhism, have been brought into growing numbers of public schools since the 1970s. While they are commonly assumed to be secular...


The Abortion Rights Controversy in America

by N. E. H. Hull, Williamjames Hoffer & Peter Charles Hoffer The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

Beginning with the introduction of abortion law in the nineteenth century, this reader includes important documents from nearly two hundred years of debate over abortion. These legal briefs, oral arguments,...


Virginia 1619

by Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall & James Horn The University of North Carolina Press (April 23, 2019)

Virginia 1619 provides an opportunity to reflect on the origins of English colonialism around the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic world. As the essays here demonstrate, Anglo-Americans have been simultaneously...


The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

by Glenn Morris The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches is an invaluable resource for every coastal traveler in the Tar Heel State. This descriptive guide to North Carolina's coastal counties goes far beyond the basics to showcase...


Backpacking Virginia

by Johnny Molloy The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Covering 40 of the best trips the state of Virginia has to offer, Backpacking Virginia provides all the information necessary for beginner and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from...


All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental

by Pete Minard The University of North Carolina Press (April 22, 2019)

Species acclimatization--the organized introduction of organisms to a new region--is much maligned in the present day. However, colonization depended on moving people, plants, and animals from place to place,...


Indians on the Move

by Douglas K. Miller The University of North Carolina Press (February 20, 2019)

In 1972, the Bureau of Indian Affairs terminated its twenty-year-old Voluntary Relocation Program, which encouraged the mass migration of roughly 100,000 Native American people from rural to urban areas. At...


Sovereign Entrepreneurs

by Courtney Lewis The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2019)

By 2009, reverberations of economic crisis spread from the United States around the globe. As corporations across the United States folded, however, small businesses on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band...


The Historian's Eye

by Matthew Frye Jacobson The University of North Carolina Press (March 26, 2019)

Between 2009 and 2013, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out with a camera to explore and document what...


Slave No More

by Aline Helg & Lara Vergnaud The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Commanding a vast historiography of slavery and emancipation, Aline Helg reveals as never before how significant numbers of enslaved Africans across the entire Western Hemisphere managed to free themselves hundreds...


Prescribing the Dharma

by Ira Helderman The University of North Carolina Press (February 08, 2019)

Interest in the psychotherapeutic capacity of Buddhist teachings and practices is widely evident in the popular imagination. News media routinely report on the neuropsychological study of Buddhist meditation...


The Men and the Moment

by Aram Goudsouzian The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

The presidential election of 1968 forever changed American politics. In this character-driven narrative history, Aram Goudsouzian portrays the key transformations that played out over that dramatic year. It...


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...


New World Cities

by John Tutino & Martin V. Melosi The University of North Carolina Press (February 20, 2019)

For millennia, urban centers were pivots of power and trade that ruled and linked rural majorities. After 1950, explosive urbanization led to unprecedented urban majorities around the world. That transformation--inextricably...


Circa 1903

by Larry E. Tise The University of North Carolina Press (March 22, 2019)

Standing along the coast of today's Outer Banks, it can be hard to envision the barrier island world at Kitty Hawk as it appeared to Wilbur and Orville Wright when they first arrived in 1900 to begin their famous...


The Wild and the Toxic

by Jennifer Thomson The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Health figures centrally in late twentieth-century environmental activism. There are many competing claims about the health of ecosystems, the health of the planet, and the health of humans, yet there is little...


Mothers and Strangers

by Samia Serageldin & Lee Smith The University of North Carolina Press (February 26, 2019)

In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don't know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin have curated...


Black Food Geographies

by Ashanté M. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2019)

In this book, Ashante M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents' navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking...


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...


Poll Power

by Evan Faulkenbury The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2019)

Creating and sustaining a social movement costs money. In the early 1960s, after years of grassroots organizing, civil rights activists convinced non-profit foundations to donate in support of voter education...


Left of Poetry

by Sarah Ehlers The University of North Carolina Press (April 11, 2019)

In this incisive study, Sarah Ehlers returns to the Depression-era United States in order to unsettle longstanding ideas about poetry and emerging approaches to poetics. By bringing to light a range of archival...


We Are the Music Makers!

by Timothy Duffy & Denise Duffy The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2019)

America tells its stories through song. Consolation to the lovelorn, courage to the oppressed, warning to the naive, or a ticket to the Promised Land, a great song can deliver the wisdom of ages directly to...


Music Makers

by Timothy Duffy The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2019)

When he was in graduate school in the late 1980s, Timothy Duffy began documenting the "roots" music styles of largely forgotten southern musicians in a series of field recordings. Recognizing that too many artists...


Conquered

by Larry J. Daniel The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

Operating in the vast and varied trans-Appalachian west, the Army of Tennessee was crucially important to the military fate of the Confederacy. But under the principal leadership of generals such as Braxton...


The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

by Rob Christensen The University of North Carolina Press (March 28, 2019)

Louisiana had the Longs, Virginia had the Byrds, Georgia had the Talmadges, and North Carolina had the Scotts. In this history of North Carolina's most influential political family, Rob Christensen tells the...


Caging Borders and Carceral States

by Robert T. Chase The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2019)

This volume considers the interconnection of racial oppression in the U.S. South and West, presenting thirteen case studies that explore the ways in which people have been caged and incarcerated, and what these...


Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

by Jeff Broadwater The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and James Madison, "Father of the Constitution," were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well as the closest of political...


North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

by Jeff Broadwater & Troy L. Kickler The University of North Carolina Press (March 27, 2019)

This collection of essays profiles a diverse array of North Carolinians, all of whom had a hand in the founding of the state and the United States of America. It includes stories of how men who stood together...


Monumental Mobility

by Lisa Blee & Jean M. O'Brien The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Installed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1921 to commemorate the tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrims, Cyrus Dallin's statue Massasoit was intended to memorialize the Pokanoket Massasoit (leader) as a...


Every True Pleasure

by Wilton Barnhardt The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the volume—featuring...


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...