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
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
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
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,
Through the use of oral histories, this book examines the participation of nearly 200,000 young African Americans in all-black camps of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of Roosevelt’s most successful New Deal agencies.
Levine traces the changing face of a half century of England’s feminist movement, the personalities who dominated it, its pressing issues, and the tactics employed in the fight. Political themes common to the specific protests, she finds, included women’s moral superiority, a close-knit sense of a supportive female community, and a conscious woman-centeredness of interests.