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In Praise of Prometheus

by Leon Golden The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

This book analyzes in detail the argument that Aeschylus was a great poet whose views on religious and political thought were naive and primitive. The author cites relevant evidence to discount this theory and...


Philosophy and the Modern Mind

by E. Maynard Adams The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this unique philosophical critique of modern Western civilization, Adams argues that contemporary culture is deranged by false assumptions about the human mind. He sees a growing gap between the subjectivistic...


Josephus Daniels Says . . .

by Joseph L. Morrison The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this study, Morrison traces Daniels's editorial opinions and policies from his early editorial apprenticeship to his appointment as Wilson's secretary of the navy. Morrison sheds light on the relationship...


Causal Inferences in Nonexperimental Research

by Hubert M. Blalock Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Taking an exploratory rather than a dogmatic approach to the problem, this book pulls together materials bearing on casual inference that are widely scattered in the philosophical, statistical, and social science...


Categorial Analysis

by E. Maynard Adams The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

The essays in this volume have been selected for their contribution to Everett W. Hall's mature philosophical position, which was grounded in careful linguistic analysis and directed toward philosophically clarifying...


Let Us Make Men

by D'Weston Haywood The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

During its golden years, the twentieth-century black press was a tool of black men's leadership, public voice, and gender and identity formation. Those at the helm of black newspapers used their platforms to...


The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940–1976

by Benjamin T. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (August 07, 2018)

Mexico today is one of the most dangerous places in the world to report the news, and Mexicans have taken to the street to defend freedom of expression. As Benjamin T. Smith demonstrates in this history of the...


The End of Modernism

by William Collins Donahue The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Nobel laureate Elias Canetti wrote his novel Auto-da-Fe (Die Blendung) when he and the twentieth century were still quite young. Rooted in the cultural crises of the Weimar period, Auto-da-Fe first received...


Yours in Sisterhood

by Amy Erdman Farrell The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In the winter of 1972, the first issue of Ms. magazine hit the newsstands. For some activists in the women's movement, the birth of this new publication heralded feminism's coming of age; for others, it signaled...


Fact and Fiction

by John Hollowell The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Journalists and novelists responded to the pervasive social changes of the 1960s in America with a variety of experiments in nonfiction. Those who have praised the vitality of the new journalism have seen it...


Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Western Culture

by Pamela Major-Poetzl The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

The author argues that Foucault's archaeology is an attempt to separate historical and philosophical analysis from the evolutionary model of nineteenth-century biology and to establish a new form of social thought...


The Phenomenology of Henry James

by Paul B. Armstrong The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Armstrong suggests that James's perspective is essentially phenomenological--that his understanding of the process of knowing, the art of fiction, and experience as a whole coincides in important ways with the...


Language Variety in the New South

by Jeffrey Reaser, Eric Wilbanks, Karissa Wojcik & Walt Wolfram The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2018)

Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to assess the use and meaning of language in the South, a region rich in dialects and variants, this comprehensive edited collection reflects the cutting-edge...


Print News and Raise Hell

by Kenneth Joel Zogry The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

For over 125 years, the Daily Tar Heel has chronicled life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at times pushed and prodded the university community on issues of local, state, and national...


Bergson and American Culture

by Tom Quirk The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Bergsonian "vitalism" challenged the dominance of Spencerian determinism in the early twentieth century and seemed to offer a new foundation for belief in human freedom and individual possibility. Quirk traces...


Henry James and Pragmatistic Thought

by Richard A. Hocks The University of North Carolina Press (December 10, 2017)

This brilliant new study is the first comprehensive and penetrating exploration of the complex and important aesthetic and intellectual relationship between the Jameses. Hocks relates organically what William...


Rudolf Otto

by Philip C. Almond The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Almond places Otto's theory of religion within the context of his life (1869-1937), looking closely at the significant influences on Otto's thought, among them thinkers as different as Kant and the German Pietists....


Lost Sound

by Jeff Porter The University of North Carolina Press (March 11, 2016)

From Archibald MacLeish to David Sedaris, radio storytelling has long borrowed from the world of literature, yet the narrative radio work of well-known writers and others is a story that has not been told before....


Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks

by Walt Wolfram & Natalie Schilling-Estes The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating...


Psychology and Selfhood in the Segregated South

by Anne C. Rose The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2009)

In the American South at the turn of the twentieth century, the legal segregation of the races and psychological sciences focused on selfhood emerged simultaneously. The two developments presented conflicting...


King Football

by Michael Oriard The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college...


The Rebuke of History

by Paul V. Murphy The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In 1930, a group of southern intellectuals led by John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Donald Davidson, and Robert Penn Warren published I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition. A stark attack on...


Peirce on Signs

by James Hoopes The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is rapidly becoming recognized as the greatest American philosopher. At the center of his philosophy was a revolutionary model of the way human beings think. Peirce, a logician,...


Jane Grey Swisshelm

by Sylvia D. Hoffert The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued...


Talkin' Tar Heel

by Walt Wolfram & Jeffrey Reaser The University of North Carolina Press (April 07, 2014)

Are you considered a "dingbatter," or outsider, when you visit the Outer Banks?

Have you ever noticed a picture in your house hanging a little "sigogglin," or crooked?

Do you enjoy spending time with your "buddyrow,"...


Froth and Scum

by Andie Tucher The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Two notorious antebellum New York murder cases--a prostitute slashed in an elegant brothel and a tradesman bludgeoned by the brother of inventor Samuel Colt--set off journalistic scrambles over the meanings...


The Language of the Heart

by Trysh Travis The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2010)

In The Language of the Heart, Trysh Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger "recovery movement" that has grown out of them. Moving from AA's beginnings...


Secrets of Victory

by Michael S. Sweeney The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

During World War II, the civilian Office of Censorship supervised a huge and surprisingly successful program of news management: the voluntary self-censorship of the American press. In January 1942, censorship...


Presenting Japanese Buddhism to the West

by Judith Snodgrass The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Japanese Buddhism was introduced to a wide Western audience when a delegation of Buddhist priests attended the World's Parliament of Religions, part of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In describing...


A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle

by Peter L. Phillips Simpson The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The Politics, Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community, has been a touchstone of Western debates about society and government. In this volume, Peter Simpson presents a complete philosophical...


Removable Type

by Phillip H. Round The University of North Carolina Press (October 11, 2010)

In 1663, the Puritan missionary John Eliot, with the help of a Nipmuck convert whom the English called James Printer, produced the first Bible printed in North America. It was printed not in English but in Algonquian,...


The Double

by Otto Rank & Harry Tucker Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

Alive, fresh, and stimulating, the theme of The Double comprises the issues of identity, narcissism, and the fear of death--actually the core of human existence. Rank's book is primarily a study of the double...


Self-Exposure

by Charles L. Ponce de Leon The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2003)

Few features of contemporary American culture are as widely lamented as the public's obsession with celebrity--and the trivializing effect this obsession has on what appears as news. Nevertheless, America's...


To Die in Cuba

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary...


A History of the Book in America

by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin & Michael Schudson The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. During this period factors such as the expansion...


Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination

by Ebrahim Moosa The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, a Muslim jurist-theologian and polymath who lived from the mid-eleventh to the early twelfth century in present-day Iran, is a figure equivalent in stature to Maimonides in Judaism and...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Michael Montgomery & Ellen Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

The fifth volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores language and dialect in the South, including English and its numerous regional variants, Native American languages, and other non-English...


Revolutions Revisited

by Ralph Lerner The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In this elegant extended essay, Ralph Lerner concentrates on the politics of enlightenment--the process by which those who sought to set minds free went about their work. Eighteenth-century revolutionaries in...


Community Journalism

by Jock Lauterer The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2009)

No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting...


Pages from the Past

by Carolyn Kitch The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

American popular magazines play a role in our culture similar to that of public historians, Carolyn Kitch contends. Drawing on evidence from the pages of more than sixty magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling...


Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

by George A. Kennedy The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

Since its original publication by UNC Press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but...


A History of the Book in America

by Carl F. Kaestle & Janice A. Radway The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. Books, magazines, and newspapers...


Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920

by William G. Jordan The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

During World War I, the publishers of America's crusading black newspapers faced a difficult dilemma. Would it be better to advance the interests of African Americans by affirming their patriotism and offering...


James J. Kilpatrick

by William P. Hustwit The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2013)

James J. Kilpatrick was a nationally known television personality, journalist, and columnist whose conservative voice rang out loudly and widely through the twentieth century. As editor of the Richmond News...


A History of the Book in America

by Robert A. Gross & Mary Kelley The University of North Carolina Press (July 15, 2010)

Volume Two of A History of the Book in America documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic.

Between 1790 and 1840 printing and publishing expanded, and literate publics...


Out on Assignment

by Alice Fahs The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2011)

Out on Assignment illuminates the lives and writings of a lost world of women who wrote for major metropolitan newspapers at the start of the twentieth century. Using extraordinary archival research, Alice Fahs...


Prozac as a Way of Life

by Carl Elliott & Tod Chambers The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2016)

Prozac and its chemical cousins, Paxil, Celexa, and Zoloft, are some of the most profitable and most widely used drugs in America. Their use in the treatment of a multitude of disorders--from generalized anxiety...


Slang and Sociability

by Connie Eble The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

Slang is often seen as a lesser form of language, one that is simply not as meaningful or important as its 'regular' counterpart. Connie Eble refutes this notion as she reveals the sources, poetry, symbolism,...


Epistolary Practices

by William Merrill Decker The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Letters have long been read as primary sources for biography and

history, but their performative, fictive, and textual dimensions

have only recently attracted serious notice. In this book, William Merrill Decker...


Reality Radio

by John Biewen & Alexa Dilworth The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2010)

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of...