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Battling the Plantation MentalityMemphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Laurie B. Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green
Subject:
History, African-American History

African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel. This book argues that no single ... More

Before Eminent DomainToward a History of Expropriation of Land for the Common Good

Before Eminent Domain: Toward a History of Expropriation of Land for the Common Good

Susan Reynolds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833537
eISBN:
9781469604282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895863_reynolds
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book presents a history of expropriation of land for the common good in Europe and North America from medieval times to 1800. It contextualizes the history of an important legal doctrine ... More

Before Jim CrowThe Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia

Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia

Jane Dailey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825877
eISBN:
9781469604824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899182_dailey
Subject:
History, African-American History

Long before the Montgomery bus boycott ushered in the modern civil rights movement, black and white southerners struggled to forge interracial democracy in America. This book examines the most ... More

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

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