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The University of North Carolina Press

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  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • Bentonvilleby Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 1996; US$ 23.99

    Bentonville: The Final Battle of Sherman and Johnston more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • Unspeakableby Hannah Joyner; Susan Burch

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent seventy-six years at a state mental hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, including six in the criminal ward. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. But he was deaf and black in the Jim Crow South. Unspeakable is the story of his life. Using legal records,... more...

  • Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathersby Karl E. Campbell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Many Americans remember Senator Sam Ervin (1896-1985) as the affable, Bible-quoting, old country lawyer who chaired the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. Ervin's stories from down home in North Carolina, his reciting literary passages ranging from Shakespeare to Aesop's fables, and his earnest lectures in defense of civil liberties and constitutional... more...

  • Critical Americansby Leslie Butler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    In this intellectual history of American liberalism during the second half of the nineteenth century, Leslie Butler examines a group of nationally prominent and internationally oriented writers who sustained an American tradition of self-consciously progressive and cosmopolitan reform. She addresses how these men established a critical perspective... 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...

  • 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...

  • In Pursuit of the Almighty's Dollarby James Hudnut-Beumler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Every day of the week in contemporary America (and especially on Sundays) people raise money for their religious enterprises--for clergy, educators, buildings, charity, youth-oriented work, and more. In a fascinating look into the economics of American Protestantism, James Hudnut-Beumler examines how churches have raised and spent money from colonial... more...

  • American Ascendancyby Michael H. Hunt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    A simple question lurks amid the considerable controversy created by recent U.S. policy: what road did Americans travel to reach their current global preeminence? Taking the long historical view, Michael Hunt demonstrates that wealth, confidence, and leadership were key elements to America's ascent. In an analytic narrative that illuminates the past... more...