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Tennessee: A Bicentennial History

by Wilma Dykeman

Tennessee, the long, thin state stretching from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River, is as richly varied in history as in terrain. And from Davy Crockett, "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson, and presidential...


Singing From the Gallows: The Story of "Bad Tom" Smith

by Wayne Combs

Hazard, Kentucky is the setting for this historical story enhanced with some fiction, amazingly well told by author Wayne Combs, the great grandson of Bad Tom Smith. "Bad Tom" Smith was a notorious and murderous...


Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town

by Jack Shuler

A fresh perspective on the Orangeburg Massacre and its legacy


Shrill Hurrahs: Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900

by Kate Côté| Gillin

A new perspective on gender roles and racial violence in South Carolina after the Civil War


Minding the South

by John Shelton Reed

“These essays are both timed and timeless. Timed because they are products of a man and his era. They are his thoughts, shaped by what was happening to him when he wrote them. Timeless because they offer...


The Secrets of the Hopewell Box: Stolen Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's Coming of Age

by James D. Squires

"Squires' . . . grandfather was a sheriff's deputy who carried a gun and a clenched fist, a man whose talk with cronies was full of references to 'sonofabitching judges' and 'goddamn niggers.' He was also, Squires...


Miami: City of the Future

by T. D. Allman

With trenchant observations and witty prose, T. D. Allman takes readers on a tour of Miami's people, cultures, politics, and neighborhoods. In doing so he lays out a portrait of the profound changes overtaking...


Louisiana Haunted Forts

by Elaine Coleman

Although there are numerous books about Louisiana, little information about the forts are included and none combines the forts with ghost stories. Louisiana has five distinct regions, and all have historic forts,...


de Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

by John F. Kvach

In the decades preceding the Civil War, the South struggled against widespread negative characterizations of its economy and society as it worked to match the North's infrastructure and level of development....


The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

by Ted Ownby

Based on new research and combining multiple scholarly approaches, these twelve essays tell new stories about the civil rights movement in the state most resistant to change. Wesley Hogan, Françoise N. Hamlin,...


The U.S. South and Europe: Transatlantic Relations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Cornelis A. van Minnen & Manfred Berg

The U.S. South is a distinctive political and cultural force -- not only in the eyes of Americans, but also in the estimation of many Europeans. The region played a distinctive role as a major agricultural center...


The Fort Pillow Massacre: North, South, and the Status of African Americans in the Civil War Era

by Bruce Tap

On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of...


The American South: A History

by William J., Jr. Cooper & Thomas E. Terrill

In The American South, Cooper and Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United States. Each volume includes a substantial biographical...


Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney

by Raymond Arsenault & Orville Vernon Burton

Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney brings together essays by some of the nation's most distinguished Southern historians. Each contributor has a personal as well as professional connection to Sheldon...


The American South: A History

by William J., Jr. Cooper & Thomas E. Terrill

In The American South, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the south from the history of the United States. Each volume includes...


The Louisiana Purchase: A Global Context

by Robert D. Bush

In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation's geography and its political future. In...


The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia

by Brent Tarter

From the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and into...


The Dunning School: Historians, Race, and the Meaning of Reconstruction

by J. Vincent Lowery, John David Smith & Eric Foner

From the late nineteenth century until World War I, a group of Columbia University students gathered under the mentorship of the renowned historian William Archibald Dunning (1857--1922). Known as the Dunning...


In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

by Kathryn Lee Johnson, Bernard Jr. LaFayette & Congressman John Robert Lewis

Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King...


Emigration to Liberia: From the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903

by Matthew F. K. McDaniel

Between 1853 and 1903, some 500 African Americans left the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama to start new lives in the West African Republic of Liberia. Most of the emigrants departed for Liberia during...