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Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Elizabeth Keckley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869635
eISBN:
9781469602905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869642_keckley
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she ... More

Behind the White Picket FencePower and Privilege in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

Behind the White Picket Fence: Power and Privilege in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618630
eISBN:
9781469618654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618630.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Creekridge Park is a multi-ethnic, mixed-income urban neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina. In order to better understand what living in a multi-ethnic neighborhood means to residents and what kind ... More

Belligerent MuseFive Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War

Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War

Stephen Cushman and Gary W. Gallagher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618777
eISBN:
9781469618791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618791.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

War destroys, but it is also inspires, stimulates, and creates. It is, in this way, a muse, and a powerful one at that. The American Civil War was a particularly prolific muse—inspiring countless ... More

Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the MovementA Biography

Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography

Randal Maurice Jelks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835364
eISBN:
9781469601748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869871_jelks
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This full-length biography of Benjamin Mays (1894–1984) chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr. called his “spiritual and intellectual father.” Dean of the Howard University School of ... More

Beyond BlackfaceAfrican Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

W. Fitzhugh Brundage (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage
Subject:
History, African-American History

This collection brings together original work from sixteen scholars in various disciplines, ranging from theater and literature to history and music, to address the complex roles of black performers, ... More

Beyond IntegrationThe Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

J. Michael Butler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627472
eISBN:
9781469627496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627472.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1960s civil rights movement has been properly memorialized as an era of tremendous social progress in America. Yet the integration of public accommodations and passage of federal laws started a ... More

Beyond the AlamoForging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861

Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861

Raul A. Ramos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832073
eISBN:
9781469604657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888933_ramos
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Introducing a new model for the transnational history of the United States, this book places Mexican Americans at the center of the Texas creation story. It focuses on Mexican-Texan, or Tejano, ... More

Beyond the FoundersNew Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, and David Waldstreicher (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In pursuit of a more sophisticated and inclusive American history, the contributors to this book propose new directions for the study of the political history of the republic before the Civil War. In ... More

Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for ChristThe Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

John G. Turner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Founded as a local college ministry in 1951, Campus Crusade for Christ has become one of the world's largest evangelical organizations, today boasting an annual budget of more than $500 million. ... More

Black Culture and the New DealThe Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the 1930s, the Roosevelt administration—unwilling to antagonize a powerful southern congressional bloc—refused to endorse legislation that openly sought to improve political, economic, and social ... More

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