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Allegories of EncounterColonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Andrew Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes representations of reading, writing, and recollecting texts – “literacy events” – in early America’s best-known literary genre. Captivity narratives reveal how colonial captives ... 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

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.An Oral History

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469641102
eISBN:
9781469641126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641102.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History reveals how identity is made through race, gender, sexuality, class, and region. In particular, it centers the life stories of more than seventy Black, ... 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

City of a Million DreamsNew Orleans at Year 300

City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans at Year 300

Jason Berry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647142
eISBN:
9781469647166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647142.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by ... More

Crafting an Indigenous NationKiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era

Crafting an Indigenous Nation: Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643663
eISBN:
9781469643687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643663.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this in-depth interdisciplinary study, Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote reveals how Kiowa people drew on the tribe's rich history of expressive culture to assert its identity at a time of profound challenge. ... More

Embattled FreedomJourneys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643625
eISBN:
9781469643649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643625.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of ... 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

Fighting for AtlantaTactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643427
eISBN:
9781469643441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643427.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

As William T. Sherman’s Union troops began their campaign for Atlanta in the spring of 1864, they encountered Confederate forces employing field fortifications located to take advantage of rugged ... More

God with UsLived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Ansley L. Quiros

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646763
eISBN:
9781469646787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. Since both activists and segregationists ... More

Gone HomeRace and Roots through Appalachia

Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647036
eISBN:
9781469647050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647036.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Since the 2016 presidential election, Americans have witnessed countless stories about Appalachia: its changing political leanings, its opioid crisis, its increasing joblessness, and its declining ... 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

The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

Kevin D. Greene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646497
eISBN:
9781469646510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646497.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the turn of the twentieth century to his death in 1958, William “Big Bill Broonzy” was one of the most successful and recorded bluesmen of the period. Widley regarded as the most important of ... More

Jim Crow CapitalWomen and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Jim Crow Capital tells the story of how black women in Washington, D.C. transformed civil rights politics between 1920 and 1945. Even though no resident of the nation’s capital could cast a ballot, ... More

Liberalism Is Not EnoughRace and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought

Liberalism Is Not Enough: Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought

Robin Marie Averbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646640
eISBN:
9781469646664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646640.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In this intellectual history of the fraught relationship between race and poverty in the 1960s, Robin Marie Averbeck offers a sustained critique of the fundamental assumptions that structured liberal ... 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

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

The Mismeasure of MindsDebating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

The Mismeasure of Minds: Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Michael E. Staub

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643595
eISBN:
9781469643618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643595.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision required desegregation of America’s schools, but it also set in motion an agonizing multidecade debate over race, class, and IQ. In this innovative book, ... More

The Occupation of HavanaWar, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645353
eISBN:
9781469645377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645353.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1762, British forces mobilized more than 230 ships and 26,000 soldiers, sailors, and enslaved Africans to attack Havana, one of the wealthiest and most populous ports in the Americas. They met ... 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

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