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Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865–1905

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Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida

Investigating this dark period of the state's history and focusing on a rash of anti-black violence that took place during the 1940s, Tameka Hobbs explores the reasons why lynchings continued in Florida when they were starting to wane elsewhere.

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Known for My Work: African American Ethics from Slavery to Freedom

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Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Less than a decade after the conclusion of the Civil War, northern promoters began pushing images of a mythic South to boost tourism. By creating a hierarchical relationship based on region and race in which northerners were always superior, promoters saw tourist dollars begin flowing southward, but this cultural construction was damaging to southerners, particularly African Americans.

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We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South

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Seams of Empire: Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States

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Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Exploring parts of the city’s early nineteenth-century history that have previously been neglected, Dessens examines how New Orleans came to symbolize progress, adventure, and culture to so many

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Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Atlanta stands out among southern cities for many reasons, not least of which is the role African Americans have played in local politics. Black Power in Dixie offers the first comprehensive study of black politics in the city.

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Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World

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Dirty Harry's America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash

In Dirty Harry's America, Joe Street argues that the movies shed critical light on the culture and politics of the post-1960s era and locates San Francisco as the symbolic cultural battleground of the time.