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The Historian's EyePhotography, History, and the American Present

The Historian's Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present

Matthew Frye Jacobson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649665
eISBN:
9781469649689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649665.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 2009 and 2013, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out with a camera to explore and ... More

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead BoysNorth Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys: North Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

Rob Christensen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651040
eISBN:
9781469651064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Louisiana had the Longs, Virginia had the Byrds, Georgia had the Talmadges, and North Carolina had the Scotts. In this history of North Carolina’s most influential political family, Rob Christensen ... More

The Men and the MomentThe Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Aram Goudsouzian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The presidential election of 1968 forever changed American politics. In this character-driven narrative history, Aram Goudsouzian portrays the key transformations that played out over that dramatic ... More

Lethal StateA History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

Seth Kotch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649870
eISBN:
9781469649894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649870.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For years, American states have tinkered with the machinery of death, seeking to align capital punishment with evolving social standards and public will. Against this backdrop, North Carolina had ... More

Armageddon InsuranceCivil Defense in the United States and Soviet Union, 1945-1991

Armageddon Insurance: Civil Defense in the United States and Soviet Union, 1945-1991

Edward M. Geist

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645254
eISBN:
9781469645278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645254.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The dangerous, decades-long arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War begged a fundamental question: how did these superpowers actually plan to survive a nuclear ... More

Hurtin' WordsDebating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Ted Ownby

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide ... More

This War Ain't OverFighting the Civil War in New Deal America

This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Nina Silber

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646541
eISBN:
9781469646565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646541.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The New Deal era witnessed a surprising surge in popular engagement with the history and memory of the Civil War era. From the omnipresent book and film Gone with the Wind and the scores of popular ... More

Capturing the SouthImagining America's Most Documented Region

Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Scott L. Matthews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646459
eISBN:
9781469646473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646459.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This expansive history of documentary work in the South during the twentieth century examines the motivations and methodologies of several pivotal documentarians, including sociologists Howard Odum ... More

Working in HollywoodHow the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Ronny Regev

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood ... More

From Asylum to PrisonDeinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Anne E. Parsons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

To many, insane asylums are a relic of a bygone era. State governments took steps between 1950 and 1990 to minimize the involuntary confinement of people in mental hospitals, and many mental health ... More

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