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Welsh AmericansA History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Ronald L. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832202
eISBN:
9781469605814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887905_lewis
Subject:
History, Economic History

In 1890, more than 100,000 Welsh-born immigrants resided in the United States. A majority of them were skilled laborers from the coal mines of Wales who had been recruited by American mining ... More

West Pointers and the Civil WarThe Old Army in War and Peace

West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832783
eISBN:
9781469605081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898567_hsieh
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into ... More

The Weston SistersAn American Abolitionist Family

The Weston Sisters: An American Abolitionist Family

Lee V. Chambers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618173
eISBN:
9781469618197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618173.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Westons were among the most influential abolitionists in antebellum Massachusetts, and each of the family's sisters played an integral role, with the eldest, Maria Weston Chapman, becoming one of ... More

What's Wrong with the Poor?Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

What's Wrong with the Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

Mical Raz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608877
eISBN:
9781469612669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608884_Raz
Subject:
History, Social History

In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. This interdisciplinary history examines the interplay between ... More

When We Were Free to BeLooking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff
Subject:
History, Cultural History

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be … You and Me—the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. ... More

White Over BlackAmerican Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Winthrop D. Jordan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book sets out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and ... More

Whiting UpWhiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance

Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance

Marvin McAllister

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835081
eISBN:
9781469602431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869062_mcallister
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just over a century ... More

Why Confederates FoughtFamily and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831588
eISBN:
9781469605203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887653_sheehan-dean
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book is a study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War. It aims to capture the inner world of the rank-and-file. Utilizing new statistical evidence and ... More

The Wilderness Campaign

The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More

William Alexander PercyThe Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

Benjamin E. Wise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835357
eISBN:
9781469601908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869956_wise
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885–1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative ... More

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