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The University of North Carolina Press

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  • 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...

  • American Orientalismby Douglas Little

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 33.95

    Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist"... more...

  • Book of Salsaby César Miguel Rondón

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading... more...

  • Learning to Winby Pamela Grundy

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Over the past century, high school and college athletics have grown into one of America's most beloved--and most controversial--institutions, inspiring great loyalty while sparking fierce disputes. In this richly detailed book, Pamela Grundy examines the many meanings that school sports took on in North Carolina, linking athletic programs at state... more...

  • Proudly We Can Be Africansby James Meriwether

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 30.00

    The mid-twentieth century witnessed nations across Africa fighting for their independence from colonial forces. By examining black Americans' attitudes toward and responses to these liberation struggles, James Meriwether probes the shifting meaning of Africa in the intellectual, political, and social lives of African Americans. Paying particular attention... more...

  • Plain Folk's Fightby Mark V. Wetherington

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    In an examination of the effects of the Civil War on the rural Southern home front, Mark V. Wetherington looks closely at the experiences of white "plain folk"--mostly yeoman farmers and craftspeople--in the wiregrass region of southern Georgia before, during, and after the war. Although previous scholars have argued that common people in the South... more...

  • From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmersby Allan Kulikoff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers more...

  • Long, Obstinate, and Bloodyby Lawrence E. Babits; Joshua B. Howard

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 49.50

    Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse more...

  • Making Marriage Workby Kristin Celello

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    By the end of World War I, the skyrocketing divorce rate in the United States had generated a deep-seated anxiety about marriage. This fear drove middle-class couples to seek advice, both professional and popular, in order to strengthen their relationships. In Making Marriage Work , historian Kristin Celello offers an insightful and wide-ranging... more...

  • Wonderby Robert C. Fuller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 23.00

    The attempt to identify the emotional sources of religion goes back to antiquity. In an exploration that bridges science and spirituality, Robert C. Fuller makes the convincing case that a sense of wonder is a principal source of humanity's belief in the existence of an unseen order of life. Like no other emotion, Fuller argues, wonder prompts us... more...