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Grassroots Medicine

by Gregory L. Weiss

This book describes the emergence of the free health clinic from its roots in the late 1960s and early 1970s, created by medical and lay social activists for young, alienated persons with substance abuse problems...

Race Harmony and Black Progress

by Mark Ellis

Founded by white males, the interracial cooperation movement flourished in the American South in the years before the New Deal. The movement sought local dialogue between the races, improvement of education,...

Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

by Jim Dann, Tracy Sugarman & John Harris

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi,...

The Freedom Rides and Alabama

by Arlam Carr

This concise guidebook gives a brief overview of the 1961 Freedom Rides, a crucial moment in American history in which an interracial group traveled across the South to protest segregated transportation. The...

Almost Hollywood

by Blair Miller

Blair Miller tells the story of the motion picture industry as it developed in Jacksonville after the turn of the twentieth century. Almost Hollywood reveals the meteoric rise of Jacksonville in early silent...


by Sandra B. Tooze

A dazzling, epic biography of Levon Helm??the beloved, legendary drummer and singer of the Band.

He sang the anthems of a generation: "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek," and "Life Is a Carnival." Levon Helm's...

Cole City

by Hundley,Garry

Cole City was an unforgiving and evil place where the refuse of Southern society was locked away, out of sight, by the wealthy and powerful.In the 1890s, convicts leased from the state of Georgia to the coal...

Sorting Out the New South City, Second Edition

by Thomas W. Hanchett

One of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the South, Charlotte, North Carolina, came of age in the New South decades of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, transforming itself from a rural...

Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway

by Tim Jackson, Taryn Chase Jackson & F. Lynne Bachleda

The Best Road Trip Through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee

In the heart of the Deep South, the Natchez Trace Parkway traverses 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to its northern terminus near Nashville,...

Amazing Alabama: a Potpourri of Fascinating Facts, Tall Tales and Storied Stories

by Joseph W. Lewis Jr. M.D.

Amazing Alabama: A Potpourri of Fascinating Facts, Tall Tales and Storied Stories chronicles a brief history of the state, famous personages associated with Alabama, a discussion of state firsts, unique occurrences,...

A Higher Mission

by Kimberly D. Hill

In this vital transnational study, Kimberly D. Hill critically analyzes the colonial history of central Africa through the perspective of two African American missionaries: Alonzo Edmiston and Althea Brown Edmiston....

History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte (1740 - 1903)

by Daniel Augustus Tompkins

This volume is one of the best county histories which have appeared in the South. It does not confine itself to genealogical and patriotic matters; but it very properly goes into the field of industrial and...

History of Wake County, North Carolina

by Hope Summerell Chamberlain

Wake County, N. C., was one of the latest of the pre-Revolutionary counties to be set off from the rest, and its boundaries were not in any sense natural boundaries, dependent upon natural barriers or the course...

Haunted by Slavery

by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall & Pero G. Dagbovie

The memoir of Gwendolyn Midlo Hall offers today's activists and readers an accessible and intimate examination of a crucial era in American radical history.

Born in 1929 New Orleans to left-wing Jewish parents,...

Slavery, Fatherhood, and Paternal Duty in African American Communities over the Long Nineteenth Century

by Libra R. Hilde

Analyzing published and archival oral histories of formerly enslaved African Americans, Libra R. Hilde explores the meanings of manhood and fatherhood during and after the era of slavery, demonstrating that...

UNC A to Z

by Nicholas Graham & Cecelia Moore

Covering everything from the Old Well to the Speaker Ban and more, UNC A to Z is a concise, easy-to-read introduction to the nation's first public university, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill....

Live at Jackson Station

by Daniel M. Harrison

The smoke was thick, the music was loud, and the beer was flowing. In the fast-and-loose 1980s, Jackson Station Rhythm & Blues Club in Hodges, South Carolina, was a festive late-night roadhouse filled with people...

Jazz and Blues Musicians of South Carolina

by V Benjamin Franklin

From Jabbo Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, and Drink Small to Johnny Helms, Dick Goodwin, and Chris Potter, South Carolina has been home to an impressive number of regionally, nationally, and internationally known jazz...

The Outer Banks Gazetteer

by Roger L. Payne

The rich history of North Carolina's Outer Banks is reflected in the names of its towns, geographic features, and waterways. A book over twenty years in the making, The Outer Banks Gazetteer is a comprehensive...

The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina

by Lawrence S. Rowland, Alexander Moore & Jr. George C. Rogers

In the first volume of The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, three distinguished historians of the Palmetto State recount more than three centuries of Spanish and French exploration, English and Huguenot...