Browse by Subject: History

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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

In Embracing Protestantism, John Catron argues that people of African descent in America who adopted Protestant Christianity during the eighteenth century did not become African Americans but instead assumed more fluid Atlantic-African identities.

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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.

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Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

In Challenge and Change, June Melby Benowitz draws on a wide variety of primary sources to highlight the connections between the women of the Old Right, the New Right, and today's Tea Party. 

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Mission Control: Inventing the Groundwork of Spaceflight

This book is a long-overdue history of three major centers that have managed important missions since the dawn of the space age.

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No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá’í Community

In No Jim Crow Church, Louis Venters traces the history of South Carolina’s Bahá’í community from its early origins through the civil rights era and presents an organizational, social, and intellectual history of the movement

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Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War–Era Charleston

Jeff Strickland examines how German and Irish immigrants in Charleston were both agents of change during the transition from slavery to freedom, as well as embodiments of that change.

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Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House

Inside the "Most Haunted" House in New Orleans