Browse by Subject: History

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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

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The Life and Crimes of Railroad Bill: Legendary African American Desperado

Ride, ride, ride--The true story of America’s most infamous black outlaw

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Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920–1970

Anne Stefani examines and compares two generations of white women—before and after the 1954 Brown decision—who spoke out against Jim Crow while remaining deeply attached to their native South. She demonstrates how their unique grassroots community-oriented activism functioned within—and even used to its advantage—southern standards of respectability.

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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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Endgame for Empire: British-Creek Relations in Georgia and Vicinity, 1763–1776

John Juricek explains how British failures, including the growing gap between promises and actions, led not only to a loss of potential allies among the Creeks but also to the rapid conversion of dutiful British subjects into outraged revolutionaries.