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Ambivalent EmbraceJewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Rachel Kranson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635439
eISBN:
9781469635446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This new cultural history of Jewish life and identity in the United States after World War II focuses on the process of upward mobility. Rachel Kranson challenges the common notion that most American ... More

American TropicsThe Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Megan Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the ... More

Black Firefighters and the FDNYThe Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

David Goldberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as ... More

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Kimberly M. Welch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636436
eISBN:
9781469636450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636436.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, ... More

Children of Uncertain FortuneMixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Daniel Livesay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634432
eISBN:
9781469634449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634432.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book traces the lives of more than three hundred mixed-race Jamaicans who left the Caribbean for Britain in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Born to free and enslaved women of ... More

Chocolate CityA History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation’s capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America’s ... More

A Communion of ShadowsReligion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Rachel McBride Lindsey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

When the revolutionary technology of photography erupted in American culture in 1839, it swiftly became, in the day’s parlance, a “mania.” This richly illustrated book positions vernacular ... More

Cuban Revolution in AmericaHavana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Teishan A. Latner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469635460
eISBN:
9781469635484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635460.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Cuba’s grassroots revolution prevailed on America's doorstep in 1959, fueling intense interest within the multiracial American Left even as it provoked a backlash from the U.S. political ... More

Devotions and DesiresHistories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

At a moment when “freedom of religion” rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern U.S. history. Yet, by ... More

The F Street MessHow Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Pushing back against the idea that the Slave Power conspiracy was merely an ideological construction, Alice Elizabeth Malavasic argues that some southern politicians in the 1850s did indeed hold an ... More

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