Browse by Subject: History

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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

The contributors to this volume illustrate that the war on drugs has been ineffective at best and, at worst, has been highly detrimental to countries throughout the region. They present a clear picture of drug trafficking and its role in organized crime while discussing the major trends of the war on drugs in the twenty-first century, as well as its future.

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The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

The contributors to this volume examine how Lincoln actively and consciously managed the war--diplomatically, militarily, and in the realm of what we might now call public relations--and in doing so, reshaped and redefined the fundamental role of the president.


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Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock

The musically formative years of an American genius.

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From La Florida to La California: Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands

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When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont

Examines the agriculture of the South's original staple crop in the Old Bright Belt--a diverse region named after the unique bright, or flue-cured, tobacco variety it spawned.

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The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937–1955

By highlighting the cooperation that occurred between progressive activists from the Popular Front to the 1960s, Swindall adds to our understanding of the intergenerational nature of civil rights and anticolonial organizing.

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Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

Nation within a Nation features cutting-edge work by lead scholars in the fields of history, political science, and human geography, who examine the causes—real and perceived—for the South's perpetual state of rebellion, which remains one of its most defining characteristics.

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Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States

In Uncommonly Savage, award-winning historian Paul Escott considers the impact of internecine violence on memory and ideology, politics, and process of reconciliation.

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Black Power in the Caribbean

Black Power in the Caribbean highlights the unique origins and causes of Black Power mobilization in the Caribbean and its relationship to Black Power in the United States.

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The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

How, and why, one individual--once known as the most dangerous man in America--could become a loyal foot soldier on both sides of the Cold War ideological divide is the subject of this fascinating, incisive biography.