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When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

Examines the agriculture of the South's original staple crop in the Old Bright Belt--a diverse region named after the unique bright, or flue-cured, tobacco variety it spawned.

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Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

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Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States

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Black Power in the Caribbean

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The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

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Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina

In the first book ever written about the impact of phosphate mining on the South Carolina plantation economy, Shepherd McKinley explains how the convergence of the phosphate and fertilizer industries carried long-term impacts for America and the South.

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Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

Examining the tumultuous years during and after World War II, Jones-Branch contends that these women are the unsung heroes of South Carolina’s civil rights history. Their efforts to cross the racial divide in South Carolina helped set the groundwork for the broader civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Extremism in America

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Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

The decline of traditional manufacturing--deindustrialization--has been one of the most significant aspects of the restructuring of the American economy. In this volume, David Koistinen examines the demise of the textile industry in New England from the 1920s through the 1980s to better understand the impact of industrial decline.