Browse by Subject: History

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Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics is the first multidisciplinary, comprehensive examination of the American veteran experience.

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Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

In this bold and provocative book, historian Gregory Smithers investigates how African Americans have narrated, remembered, and represented slave-breeding practices.

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The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Using Mary Musgrove's life as a narrative thread, Steven Hahn explores the connected histories of the Creek Indians and the colonies of South Carolina and Georgia.

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I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

A first-of-its-kind investigation of Civil War prison conditions.

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Part of a Complete Breakfast: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era

Vivid pictures give flavors of the earliest cereal commercials aired and the role they played in claiming the loyalties of young breakfast eaters up to the present day.

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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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The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement

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From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

From Sit-Ins to SNCC brings together the work of leading civil rights scholars to offer a new and groundbreaking perspective on student-oriented activism in the 1960s.

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Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

This collection chronicles the tumultuous history of landowning African American farmers from the end of the Civil War to today. Each essay provides a case study of people in one place at a particular time and the factors that affected their ability to acquire, secure, and protect their land.

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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.