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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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Feminism for the Americas

by Katherine M. Marino The University of North Carolina Press (February 05, 2019)

This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however,...


Illusions of Emancipation

by Joseph P. Reidy The University of North Carolina Press (January 15, 2019)

As students of the Civil War have long known, emancipation was not merely a product of Lincoln's proclamation or of Confederate defeat in April 1865. It was a process that required more than legal or military...


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...


Close Harmony

by James R. Goff Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Comprehensive and richly illustrated, Close Harmony traces the development of the music known as southern gospel from its antebellum origins to its twentieth-century emergence as a vibrant musical industry driven...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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....


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 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,...


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...


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...


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...


Environmental Policy Under Reagan's Executive Order

by V. Kerry Smith The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

For the first time, a formal benefit-cost requirement plays an integral role in U.S. environmental policymaking, and in this volume, some of the nation's leading experts on environmental policy appraise the...


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...