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Books by William A. Link

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Futures of Black Power: Reimagining the Black Past

This book uncovers and centers unexpected sites of Black Power activism within the Black freedom struggle. In essays interspersed with oral history interviews, leading scholars look at how we study the past and suggest new ways historians can recognize Black Power and Black radicalism in the future.

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Reckoning with Rebellion: War and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century

In this innovative global history of the American Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean compares and contrasts the American experience with other civil and national conflicts that happened at nearly the same time—the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Polish Insurrection of 1863, and China’s Taiping Rebellion.

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United States Reconstruction across the Americas

Historians have examined the American Civil War and its aftermath for more than a century, yet little work has situated this important era in a global context. Contributors to this volume open up ways of viewing Reconstruction not as an insular process but as an international phenomenon.  

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Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

This book explores the politics and meanings of citizenry and citizens’ rights in the nineteenth-century American South.

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Creating and Consuming the American South

The contributors emphasize how narratives and images of "the South" have real social, political, and economic ramifications, and that they register at various local, regional, national, and transnational scales.

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The American South and the Atlantic World

This book focuses explicitly on how contacts with the peoples, cultures, ideas, and economies of the Atlantic World have decisively shaped the history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the modern era.

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Links: My Family in American History

In Links, Arthur and Margaret Link's youngest son--an accomplished and award-winning historian--offers a moving and unsentimental biography of two individuals who experienced the intense change and tumult of the South during the mid-twentieth century.