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With Faith in God and Heart and Mind

With Faith in God and Heart and Mind

A History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Maurice J. Hobson, Eddie R. Cole, Jim C. Harper, Derrick P. Alridge

What Side Are You On?

What Side Are You On?

A Tohono O'odham Life across Borders

Michael Steven Wilson, José Antonio Lucero

Making Never-Never Land

Making Never-Never Land

Race and Law in the Creation of Puerto Rico

Mónica A. Jiménez

What Jane Knew

What Jane Knew

Anishinaabe Stories and American Imperialism, 1815–1845

Maureen Konkle

Vital Relations

Vital Relations

How the Osage Nation Moves Indigenous Nationhood into the Future

Jean Dennison

The Violent World of Broadus Miller

The Violent World of Broadus Miller

A Story of Murder, Lynch Mobs, and Judicial Punishment in the Carolinas

Kevin W. Young

Remembering Conquest

Remembering Conquest

Mexican Americans, Memory, and Citizenship

Omar Valerio-Jiménez

The Sandinista Revolution

The Sandinista Revolution

A Global Latin American History

Mateo Jarquín

Quitting the Nation

Quitting the Nation

Emigrant Rights in North America

Eric R. Schlereth

Sexual Violence and American Slavery

Sexual Violence and American Slavery

The Making of a Rape Culture in the Antebellum South

Shannon Eaves

Building Power, Breaking Power

Building Power, Breaking Power

The United Teachers of New Orleans, 1965-2008

Jesse Chanin

Rap and Redemption on Death Row

Rap and Redemption on Death Row

Seeking Justice and Finding Purpose behind Bars

Alim Braxton, Mark Katz

Cracks in the Outfield Wall

Cracks in the Outfield Wall

The History of Baseball Integration in the Carolinas

Chris Holaday

DARE to Say No

DARE to Say No

Policing and the War on Drugs in Schools

Max Felker-Kantor

Cold War Country

Cold War Country

How Nashville's Music Row and the Pentagon Created the Sound of American Patriotism

Joseph M. Thompson

On the Swamp

On the Swamp

Fighting for Indigenous Environmental Justice

Ryan Emanuel

The Carceral City

The Carceral City

Slavery and the Making of Mass Incarceration in New Orleans, 1803-1930

John Bardes

Ascension

Ascension

The Sociology of an African American Family's Generational Journey

Lois Benjamin

The War That Made America

The War That Made America

Essays Inspired by the Scholarship of Gary W. Gallagher

Caroline E. Janney, Peter S. Carmichael, Aaron Sheehan-Dean

The After

The After

A Veteran's Notes on Coming Home

Michael Ramos

The Vote Collectors, Second Edition

The Vote Collectors, Second Edition

The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers behind the Nation's Greatest Electoral Fraud

Michael Graff, Nick Ochsner

Being Black in the Ivory

Being Black in the Ivory

Truth-Telling about Racism in Higher Education

Shardé M. Davis

The Politics of Safety

The Politics of Safety

The Black Struggle for Police Accountability in La Guardia's New York

Shannon King

Catastrophic Diplomacy

Catastrophic Diplomacy

US Foreign Disaster Assistance in the American Century

Julia F. Irwin

Live from the Underground

Live from the Underground

A History of College Radio

Katherine Rye Jewell

Bundok

Bundok

A Hinterland History of Filipino America

Adrian De Leon

White Man’s Work

White Man’s Work

Race and Middle-Class Mobility into the Progressive Era

Joseph O. Jewell

Accommodating the Republic

Accommodating the Republic

Taverns in the Early United States

Kirsten E. Wood

Feeding New Orleans

Feeding New Orleans

Celebrity Chefs and Reimagining Food Justice

Jeanne K. Firth

Magic City

Magic City

How the Birmingham Jazz Tradition Shaped the Sound of America

Burgin Mathews

Prison Capital

Prison Capital

Mass Incarceration and Struggles for Abolition Democracy in Louisiana

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Surgery and Salvation

Surgery and Salvation

The Roots of Reproductive Injustice in Mexico, 1770–1940

Elizabeth O'Brien

Boardinghouse Women

Boardinghouse Women

How Southern Keepers, Cooks, Nurses, Widows, and Runaways Shaped Modern America

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

This Is Our Home

This Is Our Home

Slavery and Struggle on Southern Plantations

Whitney Nell Stewart

Beyond Norma Rae

Beyond Norma Rae

How Puerto Rican and Southern White Women Fought for a Place in the American Working Class

Aimee Loiselle

Encyclopédie noire

Encyclopédie noire

The Making of Moreau de Saint-Méry's Intellectual World

Sara E. Johnson

Gun Country

Gun Country

Gun Capitalism, Culture, and Control in Cold War America

Andrew C. McKevitt

Excavating the Lost Colony Mystery

Excavating the Lost Colony Mystery

The Map, the Search, the Discovery

Eric Klingelhofer

Beyond the Kitchen Table

Beyond the Kitchen Table

Black Women and Global Food Systems

Priscilla McCutcheon, Latrica E. Best, Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley

Gotham’s War within a War

Gotham’s War within a War

Policing and the Birth of Law-and-Order Liberalism in World War II–Era New York City

Emily Brooks

The Edwin Fox

The Edwin Fox

How an Ordinary Sailing Ship Connected the World in the Age of Globalization, 1850–1914

Boyd Cothran, Adrian Shubert

Awakening the Ashes

Awakening the Ashes

An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

Ambivalent Affinities

Ambivalent Affinities

A Political History of Blackness and Homosexuality after World War II

Jennifer Dominique Jones

Captivity's Collections

Captivity's Collections

Science, Natural History, and the British Transatlantic Slave Trade

Kathleen S. Murphy

Oh, Didn't They Ramble

Oh, Didn't They Ramble

Rounder Records and the Transformation of American Roots Music

David Menconi, Robert Plant

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Untold Life of Julia Chinn

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

The Race for America

The Race for America

Black Internationalism in the Age of Manifest Destiny

R. J. Boutelle

High Bias

High Bias

The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape

Marc Masters

Wondrous Transformations

Wondrous Transformations

A Maverick Physician, the Science of Hormones, and the Birth of the Transgender Revolution

Alison Li

Sharing Yerba Mate

Sharing Yerba Mate

How South America's Most Popular Drink Defined a Region

Rebekah E. Pite

Earning Their Wings

Earning Their Wings

The WASPs of World War II and the Fight for Veteran Recognition

Sarah Parry Myers

Making the Latino South

Making the Latino South

A History of Racial Formation

Cecilia Márquez

The Famous Lady Lovers

The Famous Lady Lovers

Black Women and Queer Desire before Stonewall

Cookie Woolner

Muddy Ground

Muddy Ground

Native Peoples, Chicago's Portage, and the Transformation of a Continent

John William Nelson

We Pursue Our Magic

We Pursue Our Magic

A Spiritual History of Black Feminism

Marina Magloire

Food Power Politics

Food Power Politics

The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Bobby J. Smith II

Urban Specters

Urban Specters

The Everyday Harms of Racial Capitalism

Sarah Mayorga

A Man of Bad Reputation

A Man of Bad Reputation

The Murder of John Stephens and the Contested Landscape of North Carolina Reconstruction

Drew A. Swanson

The Cutting-Off Way

The Cutting-Off Way

Indigenous Warfare in Eastern North America, 1500–1800

Wayne E. Lee

The Afro-Latino Memoir

The Afro-Latino Memoir

Race, Ethnicity, and Literary Interculturalism

Trent Masiki

Rendered Obsolete

Rendered Obsolete

Energy Culture and the Afterlife of US Whaling

Jamie L. Jones

Resistance from the Right

Resistance from the Right

Conservatives and the Campus Wars in Modern America

Lauren Lassabe Shepherd

In Pursuit of Health Equity

In Pursuit of Health Equity

A History of Latin American Social Medicine

Eric D. Carter

Vodou en Vogue

Vodou en Vogue

Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States

Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

Convicting the Mormons

Convicting the Mormons

The Mountain Meadows Massacre in American Culture

Janiece Johnson

Country Capitalism

Country Capitalism

How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet

Bart Elmore

Higher Education for All

Higher Education for All

Racial Inequality, Cold War Liberalism, and the California Master Plan

Andrew Stone Higgins

Making the Green Revolution

Making the Green Revolution

Agriculture and Conflict in Colombia

Timothy W. Lorek

Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe

Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe

Complicity and Conscience in America's World War II Concentration Camps

Eric L. Muller

Theater of a Separate War

Theater of a Separate War

The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865

Thomas W. Cutrer

Teaching Public History

Teaching Public History

Julia Brock, Evan Faulkenbury

Radical Prescription

Radical Prescription

Citizenship and the Politics of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-Century Cuba

Kelly Urban

A City without Care

A City without Care

300 Years of Racism, Health Disparities, and Health Care Activism in New Orleans

Kevin McQueeney

The Future of Rock and Roll

The Future of Rock and Roll

97X WOXY and the Fight for True Independence

Robin James

An Army Afire

An Army Afire

How the US Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era

Beth Bailey

Dreamland

Dreamland

America's Immigration Lottery in an Age of Restriction

Carly Goodman

A New History of the American South

A New History of the American South

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Laura F. Edwards, Jon F. Sensbach

Behind Crimmigration

Behind Crimmigration

ICE, Law Enforcement, and Resistance in America

Felicia Arriaga

Ybor City

Ybor City

Crucible of the Latina South

Sarah McNamara

White Gloves, Black Nation

White Gloves, Black Nation

Women, Citizenship, and Political Wayfaring in Haiti

Grace Sanders Johnson

Fit Citizens

Fit Citizens

A History of Black Women's Exercise from Post-Reconstruction to Postwar America

Ava Purkiss

Brutal Campaign

Brutal Campaign

How the 1988 Election Set the Stage for Twenty-First-Century American Politics

Robert L. Fleegler

Struggle for the Street

Struggle for the Street

Social Networks and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Pittsburgh

Jessica D. Klanderud

Oconaluftee

Oconaluftee

The History of a Smoky Mountain Valley

Elizabeth Giddens

Citizens of a Stolen Land

Citizens of a Stolen Land

A Ho-Chunk History of the Nineteenth-Century United States

Stephen Kantrowitz

Solidarity across the Americas

Solidarity across the Americas

The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and Anti-imperialism

Margaret M. Power

The Demands of Justice

The Demands of Justice

Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia

Tamika Y. Nunley

Making Moral Citizens

Making Moral Citizens

How Faith-Based Organizers Use Vocation for Public Action

Jack Delehanty

Reading Territory

Reading Territory

Indigenous and Black Freedom, Removal, and the Nineteenth-Century State

Kathryn Walkiewicz

Seattle in Coalition

Seattle in Coalition

Multiracial Alliances, Labor Politics, and Transnational Activism in the Pacific Northwest, 1970–1999

Diana K. Johnson

Indigenous Civil Society in Latin America

Indigenous Civil Society in Latin America

Collective Action in the Digital Age

Pascal Lupien

Seeing Things

Seeing Things

Technologies of Vision and the Making of Mormonism

Mason Kamana Allred

The Multiracial Promise

The Multiracial Promise

Harold Washington's Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan's America

Gordon K. Mantler

Who We Are Now

Who We Are Now

Stories of What Americans Lost and Found during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michelle Fishburne

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women

Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South

Kami Ahrens

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

The Making of a Pan-African North America

Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey

The Strikers of Coachella

The Strikers of Coachella

A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement

Christian O. Paiz

The Struggle for Iran

The Struggle for Iran

Oil, Autocracy, and the Cold War, 1951–1954

David S. Painter, Gregory Brew

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics

Anastasia C. Curwood

Consent in the Presence of Force

Consent in the Presence of Force

Sexual Violence and Black Women's Survival in Antebellum New Orleans

Emily A. Owens

The Southern Way of Life

The Southern Way of Life

Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South

Charles Reagan Wilson

Unmoored

Unmoored

The Search for Sincerity in Colonial America

Ana Schwartz

Before Equiano

Before Equiano

A Prehistory of the North American Slave Narrative

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

Guaraná

Guaraná

How Brazil Embraced the World's Most Caffeine-Rich Plant

Seth Garfield

The Three Deaths of Cerro de San Pedro

The Three Deaths of Cerro de San Pedro

Four Centuries of Extractivism in a Small Mexican Mining Town

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

The End of Public Execution

The End of Public Execution

Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South

Michael Ayers Trotti

Before Busing

Before Busing

A History of Boston's Long Black Freedom Struggle

Zebulon Vance Miletsky

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Queer Women in the Urban South

La Shonda Mims

Agriculture's Energy

Agriculture's Energy

The Trouble with Ethanol in Brazil's Green Revolution

Thomas D. Rogers

A New Kind of Youth

A New Kind of Youth

Historically Black High Schools and Southern Student Activism, 1920–1975

Jon N. Hale

On Our Own Terms

On Our Own Terms

Development and Indigeneity in Cold War Guatemala

Sarah Foss

Free Joan Little

Free Joan Little

The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence, and Imprisonment

Christina Greene

Making Our Future

Making Our Future

Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia

Emily Hilliard

Borders of Violence and Justice

Borders of Violence and Justice

Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Law Enforcement in the Southwest, 1835-1935

Brian D. Behnken

American Dreams, American Nightmares

American Dreams, American Nightmares

Culture and Crisis in Residential Real Estate from the Great Recession to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Daniel Horowitz

Hurricane Jim Crow

Hurricane Jim Crow

How the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 Shaped the Lowcountry South

Caroline Grego

Culture in the Clinic

Culture in the Clinic

Miami and the Making of Modern Medicine

Catherine Mas

The Vietnam War in the Pacific World

The Vietnam War in the Pacific World

Brian Cuddy, Fredrik Logevall

Capital's Terrorists

Capital's Terrorists

Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Chad E. Pearson

Masters of Health

Masters of Health

Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools

Christopher Willoughby

The Democratic Collapse

The Democratic Collapse

How Gender Politics Broke a Party and a Nation, 1856-1861

Lauren N. Haumesser

Indigenuity

Indigenuity

Native Craftwork and the Art of American Literatures

Caroline Wigginton

Up Against the Law

Up Against the Law

Radical Lawyers and Social Movements, 1960s–1970s

Luca Falciola

A Compact History of Latin America's Cold War

A Compact History of Latin America's Cold War

Vanni Pettinà, Quentin Pope