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A Way ForwardBuilding a Globally Competitive South

A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Daniel P. Gitterman and Peter A. Coclanis (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873359
eISBN:
9781469602424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872895_gitterman
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the last half-century, North Carolina and the South have experienced rapid economic growth. Much of the best analysis of this progress came from two North Carolina-based research organizations: ... More

Way Up North in LouisvilleAfrican American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970

Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970

Luther Adams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834220
eISBN:
9781469603865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899434_adams
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book demonstrates that in the wake of World War II, when roughly half the black population left the South seeking greater opportunity and freedom in the North and West, the same desire often ... More

We Have a ReligionThe 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom

We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom

Tisa Wenger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832622
eISBN:
9781469605869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894217_wenger
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

For Native Americans, religious freedom has been an elusive goal. From nineteenth-century bans on indigenous ceremonial practices to twenty-first-century legal battles over sacred lands, peyote use, ... More

The Weight of Their VotesSouthern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s

The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s

Lorraine Gates Schuyler

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830666
eISBN:
9781469606224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876695_schuyler
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

After the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, hundreds of thousands of southern women went to the polls for the first time. The author of this book examines the consequences this had in ... More

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 America ReadTaste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Gordon Hutner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. This book describes the distorted, canonized history of the ... More

What Is a Madrasa?

What Is a Madrasa?

Ebrahim Moosa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620138
eISBN:
9781469623337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taking us inside the world of the madrasa—the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world—this book provides a resource on orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on ... More

What Is Veiling?

What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617756
eISBN:
9781469619804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Islamic women around the world. This book explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood ... More

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