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  • The Land of Saddle-bagsby James Watt Raine; Dwight B. Billings

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This charming account of life in Appalachia at the turn of the century is one of the three most important books from the early twentieth century that, as Dwight Billings writes in his foreword, have "had a profound and lasting impact on how we think about Appalachia and, indeed, on the fact that we commonly believe that such a place and people can... more...

  • The Life and Death of the Solid Southby Dewey W. Grantham

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Southern-style politics was one of those peculiar institutions that differentiated the South from other American regions. This system -- long referred to as the Solid South -- embodied a distinctive regional culture and was perpetuated through an undemocratic distribution of power and a structure based on disfranchisement, malapportioned legislatures,... more...

  • The South and the New Dealby Roger Biles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    When Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in as president, the South was unmistakably the most disadvantaged part of the nation. The region's economy was the weakest, its educational level the lowest, its politics the most rigid, and its laws and social mores the most racially slanted. Moreover, the region was prostrate from the effects of the Great Depression.... more...

  • Ninety Degrees in the Shadeby Clarence Cason; H. Bailey Thomson

    University of Alabama Press 2001; US$ 24.95

    Clarence Cason belonged to that restless generation of southern intellectuals who, between the world wars, questioned the South's stubborn traditionalism, even as they tried to explain and defend its distinctiveness. From his professorial perch at The University of Alabama, Cason wrote polished essays for leading national publications while contributing... more...

  • Jugendliche maghrebinischer Herkunft zwischen Stadtpolitik und Lebensweltby Dietmar Loch

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 54.88

    Dietmar Loch untersucht das Verhältnis zwischen der Lebenswelt sozial ausgegrenzter Jugendlicher nordafrikanischer Herkunft und den Institutionen der französischen Stadtpolitik in einer Vorstadt der sozialräumlich polarisierten Eurocity Lyon. more...

  • Creating and Consuming the American Southby Martyn Bone; Brian Ward; William A. Link

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    Stories of decline, endurance, invasion, and resistance have shaped southern identity. Whether they originate in chambers of commerce, neo-Confederate websites, jazz songs, or forces outside the region, the narratives and images that give shape to ?the South? have real social, political, and economic ramifications. Featuring interdisciplinary contributions... more...

  • The Great Meldingby Glenn Feldman

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Audacious in its scope, subtle in its analysis, and persuasive in its arguments, The Great Melding is the second book in Glenn Feldman?s magisterial recounting of the South?s transformation from a Reconstruction-era citadel of Democratic Party inertia to a cauldron of GOP agitation. In this pioneering study, Feldman shows how the transitional years... more...

  • Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformationby Marco G. Meniketti

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    In this deeply researched and multifaceted study, Marco G. Meniketti demonstrates how the landscape of the small Caribbean island of Nevis preserves and reveals artifacts and evidence of the highly complex and interrelated seventeenth- to nineteenth-century ?Atlantic Economy,? comprising early capitalist sugar production, the African slave trade,... more...

  • The Tutu Archaeological Village Siteby Elizabeth Righter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    Excavations at the Tutu site represent a dramatic chapter in the annals of Caribbean archaeological excavation. The site was discovered in 1990 during the initial site clearing for a shopping mall in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The site was excavated with the assistance of a team of professional archaeologists and volunteers. Utilizing resources... more...

  • Masters and Lordsby Shearer Davis Bowman

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    Among the regional landed elites in the Western World of the mid-1800s, the two most formidable were the owners of slave plantations in the Southern states of the U.S. and the proprietors of manorial estates in the provinces of Prussian East Elbia. Masters and Lords surveys the economic, social, and political histories of the two classes from the... more...