Wayne Lee examines how a scoiety shapes, directs, restrains, understands, and reacts to violence, with particular attention to riot and war in 18th-century North Carolina.
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The first comprehensive historical account of the El Nino weather phenomenon that has affected weather cycles (and human history) around the globe for centuries.
These essays on the relationship among the media, popular culture, and the postwar African American freedom struggle offer new perspectives on the nature of the Civil Rights Movement and its legacies.
The Wild East explores the social, political, and environmental changes in the Great Smoky Mountains during the 19th & 20th centuries.
A timely collection of essays examining the controversy surrounding the use & display of Confederate symbols in the modern South. Scholars from many disciplines explore the battle between traditionalists who favor use of confederate symbols and reconstru
Degler argues that if one is to understand who southerners were and are today, southern dissent of the 19th century must be understood and appreciated, since those years shaped southern ideas, customs, and values. This book
The first complete edition of the complex, pro-black, pro-slavery writings of Zephaniah Kingsley (1765-1843). A slave trader & plantation owner in Spanish Florida, he married a slave & had children with others, all of whom he emancipated. Influenced by ex
Through the use of oral histories, this book examines the participation of nearly 200,000 young African Americans in all-black camps of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of Roosevelt’s most successful New Deal agencies.
Levine traces the changing face of a half century of England’s feminist movement, the personalities who dominated it, its pressing issues, and the tactics employed in the fight. Political themes common to the specific protests, she finds, included women’s moral superiority, a close-knit sense of a supportive female community, and a conscious woman-centeredness of interests.