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  • Uncommonly Savageby Paul D. Escott

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Spain and the United States both experienced extremely bloody and divisive civil wars that left social and emotional wounds, many of which still endure today. In Uncommonly Savage, award-winning historian Paul Escott considers the impact of internecine violence on memory and ideology, on politics, and on the process of reconciliation. He also examines... more...

  • Slavery Rememberedby Paul D. Escott

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Slavery Remembered is the first major attempt to analyze the slave narratives gathered as part of the Federal Writers' Project. Paul Escott's sensitive examination of each of the nearly 2,400 narratives and his quantitative analysis of the narratives as a whole eloquently present the differing beliefs and experiences of masters and slaves. The book... more...

  • Many Excellent Peopleby Paul D. Escott

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Many Excellent People examines the nature of North Carolina's social system, particularly race and class relations, power, and inequality, during the last half of the nineteenth century. Paul Escott portrays North Carolina's major social groups, focusing on the elite, the ordinary white farmers or workers, and the blacks, and analyzes their attitudes,... more...

  • North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstructionby Paul D. Escott

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Although North Carolina was a "home front" state rather than a battlefield state for most of the Civil War, it was heavily involved in the Confederate war effort and experienced many conflicts as a result. North Carolinians were divided over the issue of secession, and changes in race and gender relations brought new controversy. Blacks fought for... more...

  • "What Shall We Do with the Negro?"by Paul D. Escott

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 32.50

    Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for those in both the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books,... more...

  • Lincoln's Dilemmaby Paul D. Escott

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Civil War forced America finally to confront the contradiction between its founding values and human slavery. At the center of this historic confrontation was Abraham Lincoln. By the time this Illinois politician had risen to the office of president, the dilemma of slavery had expanded to the question of all African Americans’ future. In this... more...

  • The South for New Southernersby Paul D. Escott; David R. Goldfield

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    The South often seems like a foreign country to newcomers from other parts of the United States. And for people from other countries, Southern customs and lifestyle can be even more bewildering. For anyone who has ever wondered why the style of conducting busines in the South is different or why some Southerners are still fighting the Civil War,... more...

  • The Battlefield and Beyondby Clayton E. Jewett; Orville Vernon Burton; Paul D. Escott; Bertram Wyatt-Brown; Rosemarie Zagarri; Alan M. Kraut; Leonne Hudson; Michael Connolly; Daniel E. Sutherland; Emory M. Thomas; David Kyvig; Judith Gentry; Herman Hattaway; Ken Nivison; Jane Turner Censer

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 37.50

    In The Battlefield and Beyond leading Civil War historians explore a tragic part of our nation's history though the lenses of race, gender, leadership, politics, and memory. The essays in this strong collection shed new light on the defining issues of the Civil War era. Orville Vernon Burton, Leonne M. Hudson, and Daniel E. Sutherland delve into the... more...

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