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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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


France and the American Civil War

by Stève Sainlaude, Jessica Edwards & Don H. Doyle The University of North Carolina Press (February 05, 2019)

France's involvement in the American Civil War was critical to its unfolding, but the details of the European power's role remain little understood. Here, Steve Sainlaude offers the first comprehensive history...


Lethal State

by Seth Kotch The University of North Carolina Press (January 10, 2019)

For years, American states have tinkered with the machinery of death, seeking to align capital punishment with evolving social standards and public will. Against this backdrop, North Carolina had long stood...


Easy Money

by Roger M. Olien & Diana Davids Hinton The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

During the great oil speculations in the 1920s, both promoters and investors became victims of their common greed. Outlining the activities of several different promoters and drawing on business papers, federal...


Trading Blows

by James Shoch The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

For the past two decades, trade policy has been high on the American political agenda, thanks to the growing integration of the United States into the global economy and the wealth of debate this development...


Politics and Planning

by Michael Vasu The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Vasu analyzes the attitudes of a national sample of both public and private planners, using a questionnaire he devised and administered, and contrasts the results with a nationwide sample of the American public....


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...


Migration and Politics

by Thad A. Brown The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions...


The Dynamics of Interdependence

by Andrew M. Scott The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Scott makes an informed case for a global perspective on world politics and a compelling plea for policies that will improve chances for human survival. Because important evolutionary processes -- particularly...


Between Authority and Liberty

by Marc W. Kruman The University of North Carolina Press (March 24, 2014)

In a major reinterpretation of American political thought in the revolutionary era, Marc Kruman explores the process of constitution making in each of the thirteen original states and shows that the framers...


The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

by Gene R. Nichol The University of North Carolina Press (November 02, 2018)

These are the faces of poverty in North Carolina: scores of homeless men, women, and children take refuge in makeshift camps, barely hidden in the woods near some of our most affluent neighborhoods. Hundreds...


Liberalism Is Not Enough

by Robin Marie Averbeck The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

In this intellectual history of the fraught relationship between race and poverty in the 1960s, Liberalism Is Not Enough offers a sustained critique of the fundamental assumptions that structured thought and...


Working in Hollywood

by Ronny Regev The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system...


From the Barrel of a Gun

by Gerald Horne The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

In November 1965, Ian Smith's white minority government in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) made a unilateral declaration of independence, breaking with Great Britain. With a European population of a few hundred...


State and Revolution in Cuba

by Robert Whitney The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Between 1920 and 1940, Cuba underwent a remarkable transition, moving from oligarchic rule to a nominal constitutional democracy. The events of this period are crucial to a full understanding of the nation's...


Response to Revolution

by Richard E. Welch Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

The Cuban Revolution was a catalyst in shaping American foreign policy over the past generation. Welch's study is the first detailed evaluation of U.S. policy toward Cuba in the early years of the Castro regime...


Republics Ancient and Modern, Volume I

by Paul A. Rahe The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

An assessment of the ancient Greek city and its subsequent influence. A masterwork of political theory and comparative politics for the classroom.

"In a series of sketches touching on everything from the lust...


The Limits of Judicial Power

by William Lasser The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2017)

Lasser examines in detail four periods during which the Court was widely charged with overstepping its constitutional power: the late 1850s, with the Dred Scott case and its aftermath; the Reconstruction era;...


Labor’s Great War

by Joseph A. McCartin The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Since World War I, says Joseph McCartin, the central problem of American labor relations has been the struggle among workers, managers, and state officials to reconcile democracy and authority in the workplace....


Republics Ancient and Modern, Volume III

by Paul A. Rahe The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

First published in 1992 and now available in paperback in three volumes, Paul Rahe's ambitious and provocative book bridges the gap between political theory, comparative history and government, and constitutional...


Republics Ancient and Modern, Volume II

by Paul A. Rahe The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

This is a work vast in scale, soaring in its scholarly ambition, and magnificent . . . in its achievement. The author's command of the primary sources is staggering in breadth and depth, deftly orchestrated...


Eisenhower and Latin America

by Stephen G. Rabe The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

Stephen Rabe's timely book examines President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Latin American policy and assesses the president's actions in light of recent "Eisenhower revisionism."

During his first term, Eisenhower paid...


The Struggle for Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic

by Jonathan Hartlyn The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Over the past several decades, the Dominican Republic has

experienced striking political stagnation in spite of dramatic

socioeconomic transformations. In this work, Jonathan Hartlyn

offers a new explanation for...


The United States in Puerto Rico, 1898-1900

by Edward J. Berbusse The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Through a close examination of the United States military governments established in Puerto Rico, and with careful attention to the important Foraker Act of 1900, the author presents in detail the results of...


Crisis and Commitment

by Robert Accinelli The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

This analytical study examines in comprehensive detail the making of the American military and political commitment to Taiwan during the first half of the 1950s. Starting with President Truman's declaration...


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,...


Racial Taxation

by Camille Walsh The University of North Carolina Press (February 02, 2018)

In the United States, it is quite common to lay claim to the benefits of society by appealing to "taxpayer citizenship--the idea that, as taxpayers, we deserve access to certain social services like a public...


Organic Resistance

by Venus Bivar The University of North Carolina Press (March 12, 2018)

France is often held up as a bastion of gastronomic refinement and as a model of artisanal agriculture and husbandry. But French farming is not at all what it seems. Countering the standard stories of gastronomy,...


American Studies Encounters the Middle East

by Alex Lubin & Marwan M. Kraidy The University of North Carolina Press (August 24, 2016)

In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of U.S. engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab uprisings in...


Prompt and Utter Destruction, Third Edition

by J. Samuel Walker The University of North Carolina Press (June 27, 2016)

In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not...


The Road to Confrontation

by William W. Stueck Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Concentrating on U.S. concerns for credibility abroad, Stueck uses recently declassified documents and many interviews to analyze the origins of the Sino-American confrontation in Korea in late 1950. He demonstrates...


Helms and Hunt

by William D. Snider The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

In 1984 Jesse Helms, television-commentator-turned-politician and high priest of the New Right in the U.S. Senate, and James Hunt Jr., North Carolina's first two-term governor in the twentieth century, clashed...


Managing Privacy

by H. Jeff Smith The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

The ongoing revolution in electronic information technology raises critical questions about our right to privacy. As more personal information is gathered and stored at breathtaking speed, corporate America...


Hidden Spending

by Dennis S. Ippolito The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

Ippolito examines the least publicized source of our current fiscal troubles--federal credit programs. Since the 1970s these programs (primary components of the federal policy in such areas as housing, agriculture,...


Planning with Neighborhoods

by William M. Rohe & Lauren B. Gates The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

Neighborhood planning programs involve citizens in developing plans and self-help projects for their neighborhoods through local organizations. They also assist residents in reviewing projects developed by city...


The Economics and Politics of Health

by Rita Ricardo-Campbell The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

This study analyzes the entire health scene, providing valuable insights into the working of the health care practices, and offering policy recommendations for more effective distribution. Although the study...


Search for Security

by Aaron David Miller The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

Miller shows how the American stake in Saudi Arabian oil challenged the United States to create closer ties with the Saudi kingdom, compelling the move from isolation to involvement with the Middle East. He...


The Third Electoral System, 1853-1892

by Paul Kleppner The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

This analysis of the contours and social bases of mass voting behavior in the United States over the course of the third electoral era, from 1853 to 1892, provides a deep and rich understanding of the ways in...


The Party of Eros

by Richard King The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

In this provocative study, the author treats Goodman, Marcuse, and Brown as the three most important radical social theorists in America since the end of World War II. His reasoned conclusions will attract anyone...


To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty

by Howard Jones The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2017)

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, which led to the settlement of the Canadian boundary dispute, was instrumental in maintaining peace between Great Britain and the United States. Jones analyzes the events...


Congressional Careers

by John R. Hibbing The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

According to a Gallup poll, 70 percent of Americans want elected officials to serve only a limited number of terms. Nevertheless, every two years American voters return, on average, more than 95 percent of incumbents...


Antitrust and the Triumph of Economics

by Marc Allen Eisner The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Some of the chief aims of President Ronald Reagan's economic agenda were to reduce the "regulatory burden," minimize state intervention, and reinvigorate market mechanisms. Toward these ends, his administration...


A City and Its Universities

by Steven J. Diner The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

By focusing on Chicago's first generation of activist professors, Diner shows how modern public policy evolved. Chicago's early academic professionals, believing that they alone could solve the problems of a...