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American BaroquePearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

Molly A. Warsh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638973
eISBN:
9781469638980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638973.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Patterns of pearl cultivation and circulation reveal vernacular practices that shaped emerging imperial ideas about value and wealth in the early modern world. Pearls’ variability and subjective ... More

American HonorThe Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Craig Bruce Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” As Craig Bruce ... More

Bernardo de GálvezSpanish Hero of the American Revolution

Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640792
eISBN:
9781469640808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640792.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Although Spain was never a formal ally of the United States during the American Revolution, its entry into the war tipped the balance against Britain. Led by Bernardo de Gálvez, supreme commander of ... More

Beyond ChrismukkahThe Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Samira K. Mehta

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636368
eISBN:
9781469636375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The rate of interfaith marriage in the United States has risen so radically since the sixties that it is difficult to recall how taboo the practice once was. How is this development understood and ... More

Campaign of Giants--The Battle for PetersburgVolume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

A. Wilson Greene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in ... More

City of Second SightNineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Justin T. Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the decades before the U.S. Civil War, the city of Boston evolved from a dilapidated, haphazardly planned, and architecturally stagnant provincial town into a booming and visually impressive ... More

Constructing the Dynamo of DixieRace, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie: Race, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469637273
eISBN:
9781469637280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637273.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What can local histories of interracial conflict and collaboration teach us about the potential for urban equity and social justice in the future? Courtney Elizabeth Knapp chronicles the politics of ... More

Criminalization of Black ChildrenRace, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago's Juvenile Justice System, 1899-1945

Criminalization of Black Children: Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago's Juvenile Justice System, 1899-1945

Tera Eva Agyepong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636443
eISBN:
9781469638669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636443.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the late nineteenth century, progressive reformers recoiled at the prospect of the justice system punishing children as adults. Advocating that children’s inherent innocence warranted ... More

Defiant IndigeneityThe Politics of Hawaiian Performance

Defiant Indigeneity: The Politics of Hawaiian Performance

Stephanie Nohelani Teves

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640556
eISBN:
9781469640563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640556.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

"Aloha" is at once the most significant and the most misunderstood word in the Indigenous Hawaiian lexicon. For Kānaka Maoli people, the concept of "aloha" is a representation and articulation of ... More

Edna LewisAt the Table with an American Original

Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original

Sara B. Franklin (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638553
eISBN:
9781469638560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638553.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Edna Lewis (1916-2006) wrote some of America's most resonant, lyrical, and significant cookbooks, including the now classic The Taste of Country Cooking. Lewis cooked and wrote as a means to explore ... More

Fugitives, Smugglers, and ThievesPiracy and Personhood in American Literature

Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ... More

Indigenous Prosperity and American ConquestIndian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640587
eISBN:
9781469640594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640587.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Examines the Ohio River valley though an environmental lens and explores the role that American Indian women played in creating a sedentary agrarian village world in this rich and fertile landscape. ... More

Islam without EuropeTraditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Islam without Europe: Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641409
eISBN:
9781469640358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641409.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal’s pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as ... More

Keep the DaysReading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women

Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women

Steven M. Stowe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640969
eISBN:
9781469640976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640969.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans wrote fiercely during their civil war. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans’ words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ... More

Liberia, South CarolinaAn African American Appalachian Community

Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

John M. Coggeshall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable ... More

The Loyal RepublicTraitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Erik Mathisen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636320
eISBN:
9781469636337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636320.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the story of how Americans attempted to define what it meant to be a citizen of the United States, at a moment of fracture in the republic's history. As Erik Mathisen demonstrates, prior to ... More

Making a Slave StatePolitical Development in Early South Carolina

Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Ryan A. Quintana

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

How is the state produced? In what ways did enslaved African Americans shape modern governing practices? Ryan A. Quintana provocatively answers these questions by focusing on the everyday production ... More

May We Forever StandA History of the Black National Anthem

May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem, tells an essential yet understudied part of that ... More

Men of MobtownPolicing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Adam Malka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

What if racialized mass incarceration is not a perversion of our criminal justice system’s liberal ideals, but rather a natural conclusion? Adam Malka raises this disturbing possibility through a ... More

Migrant LongingLetter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Miroslava Chávez-García

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641034
eISBN:
9781469641041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Drawing upon a personal collection of more than 300 letters exchanged between her parents and other family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, Miroslava Chávez-García recreates and gives meaning ... More

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