Browse by Subject: American Ethnic

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Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

In this bold and provocative book, historian Gregory Smithers investigates how African Americans have narrated, remembered, and represented slave-breeding practices.

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The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Using Mary Musgrove's life as a narrative thread, Steven Hahn explores the connected histories of the Creek Indians and the colonies of South Carolina and Georgia.

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I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

A first-of-its-kind investigation of Civil War prison conditions.

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From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

From Sit-Ins to SNCC brings together the work of leading civil rights scholars to offer a new and groundbreaking perspective on student-oriented activism in the 1960s.

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Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

This collection chronicles the tumultuous history of landowning African American farmers from the end of the Civil War to today. Each essay provides a case study of people in one place at a particular time and the factors that affected their ability to acquire, secure, and protect their land.

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After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965–1986

No one disagrees that 1964--Freedom Summer--forever changed the political landscape of Mississippi. How those changes played out is the subject of Chris Danielson’s fascinating book, After Freedom Summer.

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Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Has the South, once the "Solid South" of the Democratic Party, truly become an unassailable Republican stronghold? If so, when, where, why, and how did this seismic change occur? Moreover, what are the implications for the U.S. body politic? Painting Dixie Red is the first volume to grapple with these difficult yet critical questions.

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The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

The Challenge of Blackness examines the history and legacy of the Institute of the Black World (IBW), one of the most important Black Freedom Struggle organizations to emerge in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Deconstructing the Cherokee Nation: Town, Region, and Nation among Eighteenth-Century Cherokees

This significant contribution to Cherokee studies examines the tribe’s life during the eighteenth century, up to the Removal.

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The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South