Browse by Subject: Southern

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The Wild East: A Biography of the Great Smoky Mountains

The Wild East explores the social, political, and environmental changes in the Great Smoky Mountains during the 19th & 20th centuries.

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Southern History Remixed: On Rock ’n’ Roll and the Dilemma of Race

This book spotlights the key role of popular music in the shaping of the United States South from the late nineteenth century to the era of rock ‘n’ roll, showing how the region’s musical activities reveal deep histories of racial tensions in southern culture.

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NASA and the American South

This volume examines NASA’s strong ties to the American South, exploring how the space program and the region have influenced each other since NASA’s founding in 1958.

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Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer's View of the Early Twentieth Century

This book illuminates the fascinating story and visual legacy of Florestine Perrault Collins, who documented African American life in New Orleans between 1920 and 1949.

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Good Day Sunshine State: How the Beatles Rocked Florida

This book explores the musical and cultural impact of the Beatles in Florida, an important part of the revolution that helped make the Fab Four a worldwide phenomenon.

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Bertha Maxwell-Roddey: A Modern-Day Race Woman and the Power of Black Leadership

This biography of educational activist and Black studies pioneer Bertha Maxwell-Roddey examines a life of remarkable achievements and leadership in the early years of the desegregated South. Sonya Ramsey describes how Maxwell-Roddey and her peers turned hard-won civil rights and feminist milestones into tangible accomplishments in North Carolina and nationwide from the late 1960s to the 1990s.

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Dreams in the New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes, and Florida’s Turning Point

Eminent historian Gary Mormino illuminates early twenty-first-century Florida and its connections to some of the most significant events in contemporary American history, taking stock of a tumultuous decade of change and explaining the state’s social, cultural, and political intricacies.

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African American Studies: 50 Years at the University of Florida

African American Studies: 50 Years at the University of Florida provides an impactful overview of African American Studies; documents the research of Black faculty at UF; examines how African American Studies encourages community engagement and service; contains testimonies from community elders; and includes reflections by and about prominent UF alumni such as Judge Stephan Mickle and Dr. David Horne.

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The Citizenship Education Program and Black Women's Political Culture

This book details how African American women used lessons in basic literacy to crack the foundation of white supremacy and sow seeds for collective action during the civil rights movement.

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Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

This book examines the complexities of life for African Americans in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley from the antebellum period through Reconstruction, showing how enslaved and free African Americans resisted slavery and supported the Union war effort in a borderland that changed hands frequently during the Civil War.