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Behold the Land

Behold the Land

The Black Arts Movement in the South

James Smethurst

Divided by Terror

Divided by Terror

American Patriotism after 9/11

John Bodnar

Half in Shadow

Half in Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

Shanna Greene Benjamin

Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired

An Intimate History of Fatigue

Emily K. Abel

No Common Ground

No Common Ground

Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

Karen L. Cox

The Ballad of Robert Charles

The Ballad of Robert Charles

Searching for the New Orleans Riot of 1900

K. Stephen Prince

Chronicling Stankonia

Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

Regina Bradley

Movie-Made Appalachia

Movie-Made Appalachia

History, Hollywood, and the Highland South

John C. Inscoe

Shipwrecked

Shipwrecked

Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach

Jamin Wells

Abusive Policies

Abusive Policies

How the American Child Welfare System Lost Its Way

Mical Raz

Diners, Dudes, and Diets

Diners, Dudes, and Diets

How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

Emily J. H. Contois

Whose Blues?

Whose Blues?

Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music

Adam Gussow

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

Reality TV's Shark Tank and the American Dream in Uncertain Times

Daniel Horowitz

Step It Up and Go

Step It Up and Go

The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk

David Menconi

That Middle World

That Middle World

Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing

Julia S. Charles

Visualizing Equality

Visualizing Equality

African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Aston Gonzalez

Harnessing Harmony

Harnessing Harmony

Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788–1865

Billy Coleman

White Balance

White Balance

How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

Justin Gomer

Black Market

Black Market

The Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865

Aaron Carico

Roadside Americans

Roadside Americans

The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation

Jack Reid

A Wall of Our Own

A Wall of Our Own

An American History of the Berlin Wall

Paul M. Farber

Road Through Midnight

Road Through Midnight

A Civil Rights Memorial

Jessica Ingram

Kika Kila

Kika Kila

How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

John W. Troutman

Policing Los Angeles

Policing Los Angeles

Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

The Portrait's Subject

The Portrait's Subject

Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Sarah Blackwood