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Crowds and Soldiers in Revolutionary North Carolina: The Culture of Violence in Riot and War

Wayne Lee examines how a scoiety shapes, directs, restrains, understands, and reacts to violence, with particular attention to riot and war in 18th-century North Carolina.

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El Niño in History: Storming Through the Ages

The first comprehensive historical account of the El Nino weather phenomenon that has affected weather cycles (and human history) around the globe for centuries.

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Media, Culture, and the Modern African American Freedom Struggle

These essays on the relationship among the media, popular culture, and the postwar African American freedom struggle offer new perspectives on the nature of the Civil Rights Movement and its legacies.

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Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord: The Beginnings of the AME Church in Florida

This book examines the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Florida from the beginning of Reconstruction to the institution of Jim Crow segregation, a period when the AME Church played a crucial role in the religious, cultural, and

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The Wild East: A Biography of the Great Smoky Mountains

Explores the social, political, and environmental changes in the Great Smoky Mountains during the 19th & 20th centuries. Although this national park is often portrayed as a triumph of preservation, Brown concludes that the largest forested region in the

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Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South

A timely collection of essays examining the controversy surrounding the use & display of Confederate symbols in the modern South. Scholars from many disciplines explore the battle between traditionalists who favor use of confederate symbols and reconstru

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The Other South: Southern Dissenters in the Nineteenth Century

Degler argues that if one is to understand who southerners were and are today, southern dissent of the 19th century must be understood and appreciated, since those years shaped southern ideas, customs, and values. This book

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Sinking Columbus: Contested History, Cultural Politics, and Mythmaking during the Quince

This fascinating book describes and analyzes the failure of the 1992 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage from Spain to the New World. The authors draw upon their personal experiences as organizers and observers of the

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Balancing Evils Judiciously: The Proslavery Writings of Zephaniah Kingsley

The first complete edition of the complex, pro-black, pro-slavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley (1765-1843). A slave trader & plantation owner in Spanish Florida, he married a slave & had children with others, all of whom he emancipated. Influenced by ex

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"In the Country of the Enemy": The Civil War Reports of a Massachusetts Corporal

Last printed by the Boston Herald in 1863, these dispatches provide a lively, detailed, firsthand account of a New England regiment of middle-class urban soldiers operating in the hostile southern coastal lowlands during the Civil War,