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Poll PowerThe Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Poll Power: The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Evan Faulkenbury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469652009
eISBN:
9781469651330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652009.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The civil rights movement required money. In the early 1960s, after years of grassroots organizing, civil rights activists convinced non-profit foundations to donate in support of voter education and ... More

Black Food GeographiesRace, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651507
eISBN:
9781469651521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this book, Ashanté M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents’ navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution ... More

Shelter in a Time of StormHow Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Jelani M. Favors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648330
eISBN:
9781469648354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648330.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For generations, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been essential institutions for the African American community. Their nurturing environments not only provided educational ... More

Department Stores and the Black Freedom MovementWorkers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Traci Parker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this book, Traci Parker examines the movement to racially integrate white-collar work and consumption in American department stores, and broadens our understanding of historical transformations in ... More

The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880

The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880

Wendy Gonaver

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648446
eISBN:
9781469648460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648446.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Though the origins of asylums can be traced to Europe, the systematic segregation of the mentally ill into specialized institutions occurred in the United States only after 1800, just as the struggle ... More

An Anthropology of Marxism

An Anthropology of Marxism

Cedric J. Robinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649917
eISBN:
9781469649931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649917.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

An Anthropology of Marxism offers Cedric Robinson’s analysis of the history of communalism that has been claimed by Marx and Marxists. Suggesting that the socialist ideal was embedded both in Western ... More

Integration NowAlexander v. Holmes and the End of Jim Crow Education

Integration Now: Alexander v. Holmes and the End of Jim Crow Education

William P. Hustwit

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648552
eISBN:
9781469648576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648552.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Recovering the history of an often-ignored landmark Supreme Court case, William P. Hustwit assesses the significant role that Alexander v. Holmes (1969) played in integrating the South’s public ... More

On Freedom and the Will to AdornThe Art of the African American Essay

On Freedom and the Will to Adorn: The Art of the African American Essay

Cheryl A. Wall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646909
eISBN:
9781469646923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646909.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Although they have written in various genres, African American writers as notable and diverse as W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker have done their most influential work in the essay ... More

Every Nation Has Its DishBlack Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645216
eISBN:
9781469645230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645216.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book gives a nuanced history of black foodways across the twentieth century, challenging traditional narratives of "soul food" as a singular style of historical African American cuisine. It ... More

Mapping DiasporaAfrican American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Brazil, like some countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic ... More

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