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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 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,...


Sugar and Railroads

by Oscar Zanetti & Alejandro Garcia The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

Though Cuba was among the first countries in the world to utilize rail transport, the history of its railroads has been little studied. This English translation of the prize-winning Caminos para el azucar traces...


The Collapse of the German War Economy, 1944-1945

by Alfred C. Mierzejewski The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

In this book Alfred Mierzejewski describes how the German economy collapsed under Allied bombing in the last year of World War II. He presents a broad-based, original study of German wartime industry and transportation,...


Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile

by Richard Schweid The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and...


Home on the Rails

by Amy G. Richter The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2006)

Recognizing the railroad's importance as both symbol and experience in Victorian America, Amy G. Richter follows women travelers onto trains and considers the consequences of their presence there.

For a time,...


The Most Valuable Asset of the Reich

by Alfred C. Mierzejewski The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1945, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway) was at the center of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. In this, the second...


The Most Valuable Asset of the Reich

by Alfred C. Mierzejewski The University of North Carolina Press (March 30, 2014)

The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1932, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway) was at the center of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. In the first detailed...


Dixie Highway

by Tammy Ingram The University of North Carolina Press (March 03, 2014)

At the turn of the twentieth century, good highways eluded most Americans and nearly all southerners. In their place, a jumble of dirt roads covered the region like a bed of briars. Introduced in 1915, the Dixie...


Black Life on the Mississippi

by Thomas C. Buchanan The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

All along the Mississippi--on country plantation landings, urban levees and quays, and the decks of steamboats--nineteenth-century African Americans worked and fought for their liberty amid the slave trade and...


Born to Be Wild

by Randy D. McBee The University of North Carolina Press (May 14, 2015)

In 1947, 4,000 motorcycle hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As images of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day gathering sparked the growth of a new subculture...