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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...


The Mismeasure of Minds

by Michael E. Staub The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision required desegregation of America's schools, but it also set in motion an agonizing multi-decade debate over race, class, and IQ. In this innovative book, Michael...


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...


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...


For the People

by Ronald P. Formisano The University of North Carolina Press (February 25, 2008)

For the People offers a new interpretation of populist political movements from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War and roots them in the disconnect between the theory of rule by the people and the reality...


A Golden Haze of Memory

by Stephanie E. Yuhl The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Charleston, South Carolina, today enjoys a reputation as a destination city for cultural and heritage tourism. In A Golden Haze of Memory, Stephanie E. Yuhl looks back to the crucial period between 1920 and...


Southern Cultures: Southern Lives Issue

by Harry L. Watson & Jocelyn Neal The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2010)

In this special Southern Lives issue:

* Billy Carter dresses for all occasions.

* Virginia Foster Durr opens her home to recently released inmates.

* Michael McFee tours the Billy Graham Library.

* Septima Poinsette...


The Body in the Reservoir

by Michael Ayers Trotti The University of North Carolina Press (February 15, 2010)

Centered on a series of dramatic murders in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Richmond, Virginia, The Body in the Reservoir uses these gripping stories of crime to explore the evolution of sensationalism...


Wounded Hearts

by Jennifer Travis The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

The literary study of emotion is part of an important revisionary movement among scholars eager to recast emotional politics for the twenty-first century. Looking beyond the traditional categories of sentiment,...


A Shattered Nation

by Anne Sarah Rubin The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2009)

Historians often assert that Confederate nationalism had its origins in pre-Civil War sectional conflict with the North, reached its apex at the start of the war, and then dropped off quickly after the end of...


Little Zion

by Shelly O'Foran The University of North Carolina Press (January 05, 2009)

The arson attacks in early 2006 on a number of small Baptist churches in rural Alabama recalled the rash of burnings at dozens of predominantly black houses of worship in the South during the mid-1990s. One...


Making a Living

by Chad Montrie The University of North Carolina Press (January 05, 2009)

In an innovative fusion of labor and environmental history, Making a Living examines work as a central part of Americans' evolving relationship with nature, revealing the unexpected connections between the fight...


Iron and Steel

by Henry M. McKiven Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

In this study of Birmingham's iron and steel workers, Henry McKiven unravels the complex connections between race relations and class struggle that shaped the city's social and economic order. He also traces...


Americanism

by Michael Kazin & Joseph A. McCartin The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

What is Americanism? The contributors to this volume recognize Americanism in all its complexity--as an ideology, an articulation of the nation's rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political...


The Sino-Soviet Alliance

by Austin Jersild The University of North Carolina Press (February 03, 2014)

In 1950 the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China signed a Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance to foster cultural and technological cooperation between the Soviet bloc and the PRC....


Feminism, Sexuality, and Politics

by Estelle B. Freedman The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

One of a small group of feminist pioneers in the historical profession, Estelle B. Freedman teaches and writes about women's history with a passion informed by her feminist values. Over the past thirty years,...


Ask and Tell

by Steve Estes The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was the directive of President Clinton's 1993 military policy regarding gay and lesbian soldiers. This official silence continued a collective amnesia about the patriotic service and courageous...


Her Best Shot

by Laura Browder The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. For over two centuries, women who pick up guns have disrupted the popular association of guns and masculinity, spurring debates...


Infectious Ideas

by Jennifer Brier The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2009)

Viewing contemporary history from the perspective of the AIDS crisis, Jennifer Brier provides rich, new understandings of the United States' complex social and political trends in the post-1960s era. Brier describes...


Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men through American History

by Mary P. Ryan The University of North Carolina Press (January 06, 2009)

In a sweeping synthesis of American history, Mary Ryan demonstrates how the meaning of male and female has evolved, changed, and varied over a span of 500 years and across major social and ethnic boundaries....