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The Struggle for Equal AdulthoodGender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Corinne T. Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the fight for equality, early feminists often cited the infantilization of women by white men as a method used to keep them out of positions of power. This book argues that adulthood—and the ... More

The Struggle to Save the Soviet EconomyMikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Chris Miller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

For half a century the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did this happen? And what role did Soviet leader ... More

Sugar and CivilizationAmerican Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

April Merleaux

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the ... More

Surrogate SuburbsBlack Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Todd M. Michney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631943
eISBN:
9781469631967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631943.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The story of white flight and the neglect of black urban neighbourhoods has been well told by urban historians in recent decades. Yet much of this scholarship has downplayed black agency and tended ... More

Sweatshops at SeaMerchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Leon Fink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834503
eISBN:
9781469603322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877807_fink
Subject:
History, Economic History

As the main artery of international commerce, merchant shipping was the world's first globalized industry, often serving as a vanguard for issues touching on labor recruiting, the employment ... More

Tales From the Haunted SouthDark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Tiya Miles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of “ghost tours,” frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of ... More

Talk with You Like a WomanAfrican American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Cheryl D. Hicks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early twentieth-century New York. ... More

The Tejano DiasporaMexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834640
eISBN:
9781469603254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877661_rodriguez
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Each spring during the 1960s and 1970s, a quarter million farm workers left Texas to travel across the nation, from the Midwest to California, to harvest America's agricultural products. During this ... More

Telling HistoriesBlack Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Deborah Gray White (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white
Subject:
History, African-American History

The field of black women's history gained recognition as a legitimate field of study only late in the twentieth century. Collecting stories that are both deeply personal and powerfully political, ... More

Terms of InclusionBlack Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Paulina L. Alberto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834374
eISBN:
9781469603186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877715_alberto
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This history of black thought and racial activism in twentieth-century Brazil demonstrates that black intellectuals, and not just elite white Brazilians, shaped discourses about race relations and ... More

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