Browse by Subject: Southern

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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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After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

This book moves beyond broad generalizations concerning black life during Reconstruction in order to address the varied experiences of freed slaves across the South.

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The Union, the Confederacy, and the Atlantic Rim: Revised Edition

From French intervention in Mexico to British interests in the Caribbean, the impact of Civil War extended far beyond military campaigns in Virginia, diffusing widely into the Atlantic World.

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James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War

A collection of essays that grapple honestly with the complexities of the issues faced by the man who sat in the White House prior to the towering figure of Lincoln, and contribute to a deeper understanding of a turbulent and formative era.

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Notes on Writing the History of the Ku Klux Klan

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

Balancing art, social theory, and history and drawing from family records, oral histories, and photographs rescued from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Anthony gives us a rich look at the cultural landscape of New Orleans nearly a century ago.

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Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

This examination of a Quaker community in northern Virginia, between its first settlement in 1730 and the end of the Civil War, explores how an antislavery, pacifist, and equalitarian religious minority maintained its ideals and campaigned for social justice in a society that violated those values on a daily basis.

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Life and Labor in the New New South

This collection of essays explores the dynamic new face of Southern labor since 1950.

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Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Today, the actions of the Johns Committee are easily dismissed as homophobic and bigoted. Communists and Perverts under the Palms reveals how the creation of the committee was a logical and unsurprising result of historic societal anxieties about race, sexuality, obscenity, and liberalism.