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The University of North Carolina Press

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cities of the Deadby William A. Blair

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 20.00

    Exploring the history of Civil War commemorations from both sides of the color line, William Blair places the development of memorial holidays, Emancipation Day celebrations, and other remembrances in the context of Reconstruction politics and race relations in the South. His grassroots examination of these civic rituals demonstrates that the politics... more...

  • Jane Grey Swisshelmby Sylvia D. Hoffert

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 20.00

    Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued and successfully challenged gender conventions that restricted her personal behavior, limited her political and economic opportunities, and attempted... more...

  • Advancing Democracyby Amilcar Shabazz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), it is important to consider the historical struggles that led to this groundbreaking decision. Four years earlier in Texas, the Sweatt v. Painter decision allowed blacks access to the University of Texas's law school for the first time. Amilcar Shabazz shows that the... more...

  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slaveryby Matt D. Childs

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 20.00

    In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the rebellion, situating it in local, colonial, imperial, and Atlantic World contexts. Childs explains... more...

  • Little Zionby Shelly O'Foran

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    The arson attacks in early 2006 on a number of small Baptist churches in rural Alabama recalled the rash of burnings at dozens of predominantly black houses of worship in the South during the mid-1990s. One of the churches struck by probable arson in 1996 was Little Zion Baptist Church in Boligee, Alabama. This book draws on the voices and memories... more...

  • Kingdom to Communeby Patricia Appelbaum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    American religious pacifism is usually explained in terms of its practitioners' ethical and philosophical commitments. Patricia Appelbaum argues that Protestant pacifism, which constituted the religious center of the large-scale peace movement in the United States after World War I, is best understood as a culture that developed dynamically in the... more...

  • New Women of the Old Faithby Kathleen Sprows Cummings

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture. Cummings highlights... more...

  • Andean Cocaineby Paul Gootenberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine. Gootenberg traces cocaine's history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century... more...