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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...

  • The Negro in the French West Indiesby Shelby T. McCloy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the research for his book on the opportunities of the black population in Metropolitan France, Shelby T. McCloy found the treatment accorded to people of color in the French colonies so significantly different as to warrant a separate book. This historical study examines the black experience in the French West Indies -- the islands of Martinique,... more...

  • The Self-Inflicted Woundby Robert F. Durden

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The essentially tragic political fate of the American South in the nineteenth century resulted from what Robert F. Durden calls a "self-inflicted wound" -- the gradual surrender of the white majority to the pride, fears, and hates of racism. In this gracefully written and closely reasoned study, Durden traces the course of southern political life... more...

  • Three American Frontiersby Thomas D. Clark; Holman Hamilton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The casual and the serious of American history -- fiddlers, yarn spinners, and riverboat gamblers, politicians, educators, and social reformers -- have all concerned Thomas D. Clark, celebrated historian of the Western frontier and the changing South. Three American Frontiers , a volume of his selected writings, draws from works produced throughout... more...

  • The Civilization of the Old Southby Clement Eaton; Albert D. Kirwan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Exhibiting a clear, straightforward style, his many works are marked by a comprehensiveness and a catholicity of view. There is hardly an element of southern thought or society, hardly a major movement of any kind or an event of any significance that has escaped his penetrating thought and discerning analysis. This volume of Eaton's selected writings... more...

  • Prologue to Democracyby Lisle A. Rose

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This study of the Southern Federalists examines their contribution to the formation of the party system at the end of the eighteenth century and to the liberalization of politics in America. Despite their belief in rule by the elite and their reluctance to develop an organized party system, the Southern Federalists are shown by Lisle A. Rose to have... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 21.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Washington DC divides the city into forty-six mapped neighborhoods. Each map is marked by NFT?s user-friendly icons, which help locate the essential services and entertainment venues in the area. From restaurants, bars, shopping, and museums to information on airports, public transportation, landmarks, and city events—NFT... more...

  • Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500-1821by F. Todd Smith

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    F. Todd Smith is professor of history at the University of North Texas and the author or coauthor of five books, including Colonial Natchitoches: A Creole Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier and From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786-1859 . more...