Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Wars The University of North Carolina Press Anastasia Curwood

The so-called New Negroes of the period between World Wars I and II embodied a new sense of racial pride and upward mobility for the race. Many of them thought that relationships between spouses could be a crucial factor in realizing this dream. But there was little agreement about how spousal relationships should actually function […]

The Antietam Campaign The University of North Carolina Press Gary W. Gallagher

The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan maneuvered and fought in the western part of the state. The climactic clash came on September 17 at the battle […]

Contesting the New South Order: The 1914-1915 Strike at Atlanta’s Fulton Mills The University of North Carolina Press Clifford M. Kuhn

In May 1914, workers walked off their jobs at Atlanta’s Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, launching a lengthy strike that was at the heart of the American Federation of Labor’s first major attempt to organize southern workers in over a decade. In its celebrity, the Fulton Mills strike was the regional contemporary of the well-known […]

A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War The University of North Carolina Press First Edition edition Daniel E. Sutherland

The American Civil War is famous for epic battles involving massive armies outfitted in blue and gray uniforms, details that characterize conventional warfare. A Savage Conflict is the first work to treat guerrilla warfare as critical to understanding the course and outcome of the Civil War. Daniel Sutherland argues that irregular warfare took a large […]

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 The University of North Carolina Press Gary W. Gallagher

Generally regarded as the most important of the Civil War campaigns conducted in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, that of 1864 lasted more than four months and claimed more than 25,000 casualties. The armies of Philip H. Sheridan and Jubal A. Early contended for immense stakes. Beyond the agricultural bounty and the boost in morale […]

Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America 1740-1845 The University of North Carolina Press Catherine A. Brekus

Margaret Meuse Clay, who barely escaped a public whipping in the 1760s for preaching without a license; “Old Elizabeth,” an ex-slave who courageously traveled to the South to preach against slavery in the early nineteenth century; Harriet Livermore, who spoke in front of Congress four times between 1827 and 1844these are just a few of […]

Philadelphia Divided: Race and Politics in the City of Brotherly Love The University of North Carolina Press James Wolfinger

Wolfinger demonstrates how racial tensions in working-class neighborhoods and job sites shaped the contours of mid-twentieth-century liberal and conservative politics. As racial divisions fractured the working class, he argues, Republican leaders exploited these racial fissures to reposition their party as the champion of ordinary white citizens besieged by black demands and overwhelmed by liberal government […]

Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender Class and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South The University of North Carolina Press Leslie Brown

In the 1910s, both W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington praised the black community in Durham, North Carolina, for its exceptional race progress. Migration, urbanization, and industrialization had turned black Durham from a post-Civil War liberation community into the “capital of the black middle class.” African Americans owned and operated mills, factories, […]

Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines The University of North Carolina Press Carolyn Kitch

American popular magazines play a role in our culture similar to that of public historians, Carolyn Kitch contends. Drawing on evidence from the pages of more than sixty magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Reader’s Digest, Kitch examines the role of journalism in creating collective memory and identity for Americans. […]

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 The University of North Carolina Press Gary W. Gallagher

This volume explores the Shenandoah Valley campaign, best known for its role in establishing Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson’s reputation as the Confederacy’s greatest military idol. The authors address questions of military leadership, strategy and tactics, the campaign’s political and social impact, and the ways in which participants’ memories of events differed from what is revealed […]