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All Things Harmless, Useful, and OrnamentalEnvironmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental: Environmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

Pete Minard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469651613
eISBN:
9781469651637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651613.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Species acclimatization--the organized introduction of organisms to a new region--is much maligned in the present day. However, colonization depended on moving people, plants, and animals from place ... More

Black in PlaceThe Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Brandi Thompson Summers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469654010
eISBN:
9781469654034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654010.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

While Washington, D.C., is still often referred to as “Chocolate City,” it has undergone significant demographic, political, and economic change in the last decade. In D.C., no place represents this ... More

Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America

Thomas J. Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653747
eISBN:
9781469653761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653747.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This sweeping new assessment of Civil War monuments unveiled in the United States between the 1860s and 1930s argues that they were pivotal to a national embrace of military values. Americans' ... More

Democracy's CapitalBlack Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s

Democracy's Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s

Lauren Pearlman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653907
eISBN:
9781469653921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653907.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From its 1790 founding until 1974, Washington, D.C.--capital of "the land of the free"--lacked democratically elected city leadership. Fed up with governance dictated by white stakeholders, federal ... More

Eloquence EmbodiedNonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Céline Carayon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652627
eISBN:
9781469652641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652627.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Taking a fresh look at the first two centuries of French colonialism in the Americas, this book answers the long-standing question of how and how well Indigenous Americans and Europeans communicated ... More

Engines of RedemptionRailroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

R. Scott Jr. Huffard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652818
eISBN:
9781469652832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652818.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After the upheavals of the Civil War and Reconstruction shattered the plantation economy of the Old South, white southerners turned to the railroad to reconstruct capitalism in the region. Examining ... More

Freedom RootsHistories from the Caribbean

Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

“To tell the history of the Caribbean is to tell the history of the world," write Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and ... More

The Injustices of RapeHow Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950-1980

The Injustices of Rape: How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950-1980

Catherine O. Jacquet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653860
eISBN:
9781469653884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653860.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

From 1950 to 1980, activists in the black freedom and women's liberation movements mounted significant campaigns in response to the injustices of rape. These activists challenged the dominant legal ... More

Inventing DisasterThe Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood

Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood

Cynthia A. Kierner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652511
eISBN:
9781469652535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652511.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

When hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters strike, we count our losses, search for causes, commiserate with victims, and initiate relief efforts. Amply illustrated and expansively ... More

Living by InchesThe Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Evan A. Kutzler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653785
eISBN:
9781469653808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

From battlefields, boxcars, and forgotten warehouses to notorious prison camps like Andersonville and Elmira, prisoners seemed to be everywhere during the American Civil War. Yet there is much we do ... More

Modernism on the NileArt in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Alex Dika Seggerman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653044
eISBN:
9781469653068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653044.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Analyzing the modernist art movement that arose in Cairo and Alexandria from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, Alex Dika Seggerman reveals how the visual arts were part of a multifaceted ... More

No Barrier Can Contain ItCuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

No Barrier Can Contain It: Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Ariel Mae Lambe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652856
eISBN:
9781469652870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652856.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Vividly recasting Cuba’s politics in the 1930s as transnational, Ariel Mae Lambe has produced an unprecendented reimagining of Cuban activism during an era previously regarded as a lengthy, defeated ... More

The Portrait's SubjectInventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Sarah Blackwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652597
eISBN:
9781469652610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652597.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between the invention of photography in 1839 and the end of the nineteenth century, portraiture became one of the most popular and common art forms in the United States. In The Portrait's Subject, ... More

Race for ProfitHow Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653662
eISBN:
9781469653686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653662.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining. Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black ... More

Railroading ReligionMormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

Railroading Religion: Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

David Walker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653204
eISBN:
9781469653228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653204.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Railroads, tourism, and government bureaucracy combined to create modern religion in the American West, argues David Walker in this innovative study of Mormonism’s ascendency in the railroad era. The ... More

Red Coats and Wild BirdsHow Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Kirsten A. Greer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469649832
eISBN:
9781469649856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649832.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

During the nineteenth century, Britain maintained a complex network of garrisons to manage its global empire. While these bases helped the British project power and secure trade routes, they served ... More

Searching for Black ConfederatesThe Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Kevin M. Levin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought ... More

The Second American RevolutionThe Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

The Second American Revolution: The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652733
eISBN:
9781469652757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652733.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Much of the confusion about a central event in United States history begins with the name: the Civil War. In reality, the Civil War was not merely civil--meaning national--and not merely a war, but ... More

Standard-Bearers of EqualityAmerica's First Abolition Movement

Standard-Bearers of Equality: America's First Abolition Movement

Paul J. Polgar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653938
eISBN:
9781469653952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653938.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book recovers the racially inclusive vision of America's first abolition movement. In showcasing the activities of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, the New York Manumission Society, and their ... More

These People Have Always Been a RepublicIndigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912

These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912

Maurice S. Crandall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652665
eISBN:
9781469652689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652665.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Spanning three hundred years and the colonial regimes of Spain, Mexico, and the United States, Maurice S. Crandall’s sweeping history of Native American political rights in what is now New Mexico, ... More

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