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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

Semi QueerStories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Anne Balay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Long-haul trucking is linked to almost every industry in America, yet somehow the working-class drivers behind big rigs remain largely hidden from public view. Gritty, inspiring, and often ... More

The Lumbee IndiansAn American Struggle

The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646374
eISBN:
9781469646398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646374.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Jamestown, the Lost Colony of Roanoke, and Plymouth Rock are central to America's mythic origin stories. Then, we are told, the main characters--the "friendly" Native Americans who met the ... More

Revolutionaries for the RightAnticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Revolutionaries for the Right: Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Kyle Burke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640730
eISBN:
9781469640754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640730.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Freedom fighters. Guerrilla warriors. Soldiers of fortune. The many civil wars and rebellions against communist governments drew heavily from this cast of characters. Yet from Nicaragua to ... 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:
9781469641058
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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