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Southern History & Culture



link to catalog page HEWITT, Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort

Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt
Pub Date: Cloth: 2001; Paper: 2004

A historical examination of multiracial women’s activism in the cigar factories of Tampa Florida   learn more...

link to catalog page SHOCKLEY,

"We, Too, Are Americans"

African American Women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940-54

Author: Megan Taylor Shockley
Pub Date: November 2004

The story of how African American women used their wartime contributions on the home front to push for increased rights to equal employment,welfare benefits, worker equity and desegration of volunteer associations during WWII. The crucible for the civil rights movement.   learn more...

link to catalog page CANTWELL, Bluegrass Breakdown

Bluegrass Breakdown

The Making of the Old Southern Sound

Author: Robert Cantwell
Pub Date: November 2003

“Best single academic book on bluegrass”   learn more...

link to catalog page FRANK, Holiday Author: Waldo Frank
Pub Date: December 2003

Waldo Frank’s 1923 novel "Holiday" is the compelling account of a Southern lynching presented through a white author’s modernist, experimental style. Written by a white, middle class Jewish northerner educated at Yale posing as a black man while traveling with Jean Toomer.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Making Race, Making Power

Making Race, Making Power

North Carolina's Road to Disfranchisement

Author: Kent Redding
Pub Date: July 2003

The how, why, and when of black disfranchisement in the American South   learn more...

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"Seeing the Elephant"

Raw Recruits at the Battle of Shiloh

Author: Joseph Allan Frank and George A. Reaves
Pub Date: March 2003

Study of the impact of one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War on the soldiers who fought in it.   learn more...

link to catalog page EPSTEIN, Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Black Folk Music to the Civil War

Author: Dena J. Epstein
Pub Date: September 2003

Classic study of black slave music in America   learn more...

link to catalog page GUTMAN, Slavery and the Numbers Game

Slavery and the Numbers Game

A Critique of Time on the Cross

Author: Herbert G. Gutman
Pub Date: September 2003

A brilliant contribution to continuing debates about slavery and slave consciousness in pre-Civil War America   learn more...

link to catalog page FULTZ, Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Playing with Difference

Author: Lucille P. Fultz
Pub Date: June 2003

An in depth study uncovering Morrison’s use of difference as a strategy to explore the African American experience beyond race to include gender, class, and region.   learn more...

link to catalog page BRENNAN, When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote

When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote

African-Native American Literature

Author: Edited by Jonathan Brennan
Pub Date: June 2003

An exploration of the literature, history, and culture of people of mixed African-Native American descent   learn more...

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