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The University of North Carolina Press

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  • Joining Placesby Anthony E. Kaye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their owners' plantations to adjacent farms to go courting and take spouses, to work, to run away, and to otherwise contend with owners and their... more...

  • Movement Without Marchesby Lisa Levenstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms,... more...

  • Game, Set, Matchby Susan Ware

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's "Battle of the Sexes" in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this winning combination of biography and history, Susan Ware argues that King's challenge to sexism, the supportive climate of second-wave feminism, and the legislative clout of... more...

  • Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermathby Robert Pierce Forbes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    Robert Pierce Forbes goes behind the scenes of the crucial Missouri Compromise, the most important sectional crisis before the Civil War, to reveal the high-level deal-making, diplomacy, and deception that defused the crisis, including the central, unexpected role of President James Monroe. Although Missouri was allowed to join the union with slavery,... more...

  • For the Peopleby Ronald P. Formisano

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    For the People offers a new interpretation of populist political movements from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War and roots them in the disconnect between the theory of rule by the people and the reality of rule by elected representatives. Ron Formisano seeks to rescue populist movements from the distortions of contemporary opponents as... more...

  • Causes Won, Lost, and Forgottenby Gary W. Gallagher

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 52.00

    Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War more...

  • Lincoln and the Decision for Warby Russell McClintock

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    When Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 prompted several Southern states to secede, the North was sharply divided over how to respond. In this groundbreaking and highly praised book, McClintock follows the decision-making process from bitter partisan rancor to consensus. From small towns to big cities and from state capitals to Washington, D.C., McClintock... more...

  • Divine Hierarchiesby Sean McCloud

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Placing the neglected issue of class back into the study and understanding of religion, Sean McCloud reconsiders the meaning of class in today's world. More than a status grounded in material conditions, says McCloud, class is also an identity rhetorically and symbolically made and unmade through representations. It entails relationships, identifications,... more...

  • Unruly Bodiesby Susannah B. Mintz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    The first critical study of personal narrative by women with disabilities, Unruly Bodies examines how contemporary writers use life writing to challenge cultural stereotypes about disability, gender, embodiment, and identity. Combining the analyses of disability and feminist theories, Susannah Mintz discusses the work of eight American autobiographers:... more...

  • Making a Livingby Chad Montrie

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 22.00

    In an innovative fusion of labor and environmental history, Making a Living examines work as a central part of Americans' evolving relationship with nature, revealing the unexpected connections between the fight for workers' rights and the rise of the modern environmental movement. Chad Montrie offers six case studies: textile "mill girls" in antebellum... more...