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  • Look Away Dixielandby James B. Twitchell

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    In Look Away, Dixieland Vermont-native James Twitchell sets out from his home in Florida on the inauguration day of America's first black president to find the ?real? South and to try to figure out the truth about his illustrious ancestor, Marshall Harvey Twitchell?a carpetbagger and a victim of the Coushatta Massacre (having both his arms shot off),... more...

  • Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world, 1750–1820by Douglas Hamilton

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00

    This is the first book wholly devoted to assessing the array of links between Scotland and the Caribbean in the later eighteenth century. It uses a wide range of archival sources to paint a detailed picture of the lives of thousands of Scots who sought fortunes and opportunities, as Burns wrote, ‘across th’ Atlantic roar’. It outlines... more...

  • The Silent Majorityby Matthew D. Lassiter

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Suburban sprawl transformed the political culture of the American South as much as the civil rights movement did during the second half of the twentieth century. The Silent Majority provides the first regionwide account of the suburbanization of the South from the perspective of corporate leaders, political activists, and especially of the ordinary... more...

  • Undoing Empireby Josť F. Buscaglia-Salgado

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50

    Undoing Empire brings to light the story of what Josť F. Buscaglia-Salgado terms mulataje?the ways Caribbean aesthetics offer the possibility of the ultimate erasure of racial difference. Undoing Empire gives a broad panorama stretching from the complex politics of medieval Iberian societies to the beginning of direct U.S. hegemony in the Caribbean... more...

  • Jewish Pirates of the Caribbeanby Edward Kritzler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and Portugal. The most adventurous among them took to the seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing... more...

  • Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968by Kari Frederickson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 26.00

    In 1948, a group of conservative white southerners formed the States' Rights Democratic Party, soon nicknamed the "Dixiecrats," and chose Strom Thurmond as their presidential candidate. Thrown on the defensive by federal civil rights initiatives and unprecedented grassroots political activity by African Americans, the Dixiecrats aimed to reclaim conservatives'... more...

  • Southern Heritage on Displayby Celeste Ray; Melissa Schrift; Celeste Ray; Helen Regis; Kathryn VanSpanckeren; Gwen Kennedy Neville; Susan Emley Keefe; Paul Monaghan; Joan Flocks; Laura Ehrisman; Steven Hoelscher; Clyde Ellis

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.50

    How ritualized public ceremonies affirm or challenge cultural identities associated with the American South * A Choice Outstanding Academic Title "From the jazz funeral processions in the streets of New Orleans to the annual Natchez Pilgrimage in Mississippi and the Scottish Highland games atop Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, the... more...

  • Super-Scenic Motorwayby Anne Mitchell Whisnant

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    The most visited site in the National Park system, the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the ridges of the Appalachian mountains in Virginia and North Carolina. According to most accounts, the Parkway was a New Deal "Godsend for the needy," built without conflict or opposition by landscape architects and planners who traced their vision along... more...

  • Red Heatby Alex Von Tunzelmann

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 24.99

    The Caribbean crises of the Cold War are revealed as never before in this riveting story of clashing ideologies, the rise of the politics of fear, the machinations of superpowers, and the brazen daring of the mavericks who took them on During the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, the Caribbean was in crisis. The men responsible... more...

  • Reconstructing Appalachiaby Andrew Slap

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    Families, communities, and the nation itself were irretrievably altered by the Civil War and the subsequent societal transformations of the nineteenth century. The repercussions of the war incited a broad range of unique problems in Appalachia, including political dynamics, racial prejudices, and the regional economy. Andrew L. Slap?s anthology Reconstructing... more...