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Shame

A Brief History

Peter N. Stearns

Leaders of Their Race

Educating Black and White Women in the New South

Sarah H. Case

Recasting Folk in the Himalayas

Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Stefan Fiol

I Fight for a Living

Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Wes Anderson

Donna Kornhaber

My Curious and Jocular Heroes

Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia

Loyal Jones

Hillbilly Hellraisers

Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks

J. Blake Perkins

Making an Antislavery Nation

Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom

Graham A. Peck

Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler

My Life with Jimmy Martin, the King of Bluegrass

Barbara Martin Stephens

Teaching with Tenderness

Toward an Embodied Practice

Becky Thompson

The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

Claude Barnett’s Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Gerald Horne

Building the Black Metropolis

African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Edited by Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers

Libby Larsen

Composing an American Life

Denise Von Glahn

Newspaper Wars

Civil Rights and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965

Sid Bedingfield

Baking Powder Wars

The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Linda Civitello

Curious Encounters with the Natural World

From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post

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