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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

William FridayPower, Purpose, and American Higher Education

William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education

William A. Link

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469611853
eISBN:
9781469612584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469611860_Link
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Few North Carolinians have been as well known or as widely respected as William Friday. The former president of the University of North Carolina (UNC) remained prominent in public affairs in the ... More

The Wilmington TenViolence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The case of the Wilmington Ten is one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post-World War II Black Freedom Struggle. In February 1971, racial tension ... More

Without PrecedentThe Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Anna R. Hayes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832141
eISBN:
9781469605807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887813_hayes
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court, Susie Marshall Sharp broke new ground for women in ... More

A Woman's Wartime JournalAn Account of the Passage over Georgia's Plantation of Sherman's Army on the March to the Sea, as Recorded in the Diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (Mrs. Thomas Burge)

A Woman's Wartime Journal: An Account of the Passage over Georgia's Plantation of Sherman's Army on the March to the Sea, as Recorded in the Diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (Mrs. Thomas Burge)

Dolly Sumner Lunt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607788
eISBN:
9781469607801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607795_Lunt
Subject:
History, African-American History

Dolly Sumner Lunt begins her diary, published in 1918, by recalling her anxiety about the approach of General Sherman's Union army on January 1, 1864. While she worries about the arrival of Sherman's ... More

The Won CauseBlack and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Barbara A. Gannon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the years after the Civil War, black and white Union soldiers who survived the horrific struggle joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)—the Union army's largest veterans' organization. This ... More

The Work of RecognitionCaribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship

The Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship

Jason McGraw

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617862
eISBN:
9781469617886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book presents a history of African-descended Colombians during the post-emancipation period. The book chronicles the history of Afro-Colombians—particularly along the Caribbean coast of ... More

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