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What Would Jesus Read?Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Erin A. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the late nineteenth century, religiously-themed books in America have been commercially popular yet scorned by critics. Working at the intersection of literary history, lived religion, and ... More

What's Wrong with the Poor?Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

What's Wrong with the Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

Mical Raz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608877
eISBN:
9781469612669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608884_Raz
Subject:
History, Social History

In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. This interdisciplinary history examines the interplay between ... More

When Sun Meets MoonGender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More

When the Fences Come DownTwenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

How we provide equal educational opportunity to an increasingly diverse, highly urbanized student population is one of the central concerns facing our nation. We are currently allowing a labyrinthine ... More

When We Were Free to BeLooking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff
Subject:
History, Cultural History

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be … You and Me—the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. ... More

White Ethnic New YorkJews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Joshua M. Zeitz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830956
eISBN:
9781469602691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872802_zeitz
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Historians of postwar American politics often identify race as a driving force in the dynamically shifting political culture. This book instead places religion and ethnicity at the fore, arguing that ... More

White Over BlackAmerican Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Winthrop D. Jordan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book sets out in encyclopedic detail the evolution of white Englishmen's and Anglo-Americans' perceptions of blacks, perceptions of difference used to justify race-based slavery, and liberty and ... More

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

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Bruce Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620039
eISBN:
9781469623276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620039.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the ... More

Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Frank Stricker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This assessment of poverty and policy in the United States from 1950 to the present examines an era that has seen serious discussion about the causes of poverty and unemployment. Analyzing the War on ... More

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