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The Revolution That Failed Reconstruction in Natchitoches ADAM FAIRCLOUGH

Available in February “A masterful and revelatory examination of Reconstruction populated by a cast of compelling characters who leap to life in all their glory, gore, and pathos.” —Lawrence N. Powell, author of The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

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The chaotic years after the Civil War are often seen as a revolutionary attempt to rebuild the nation that paved the way for the civil rights movement of the twentieth century. But Adam Fairclough rejects this prevailing view, arguing that Reconstruction was, quite simply, a disaster, and that the civil rights movement triumphed despite it, not because of it.

New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization BEVERLY C. TOMEK AND MAT THEW J. HETRICK, EDS.

“Never has the story of American African colonization been so thoroughly explored.”—Violet Showers Johnson, coauthor of African & American: West Africans in Post–Civil Rights America

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“Succeeds admirably in putting us back in touch with the diverse sources of support for the American Colonization Society. We learn much about the complex nature of human motivations and about the changes in attitudes, goals, and government policy that occurred over time.”—Paul D. Escott, author of Uncommonly Savage

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The Denmark Vesey Affair A Documentary History DOUGLAS R. EGERTON AND ROBERT L. PAQUET TE, EDS.

“Aims to prove that even if the revolt itself didn’t actually happen, the plot did exist, and that it was the most sophisticated collective plot against slavery in the U.S.”—Time “A truly invaluable collocation of documents. Highly recommended.”—Choice “Will surely become the definitive source on the Vesey conspiracy. Such an impressive assemblage and explication of records show not only how Vesey’s actions contributed to America’s Civil War but also why he continues to influence us, particularly in the South.”—Bernard E. Powers Jr., author of Black Charlestonians: A Social History, 1822–1885

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The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America JEFFREY L. LIT TLEJOHN, REGINALD K. ELLIS, AND PETER B. LEVY, EDS.

Available in February “A vital work: one that links and contextualizes activism in the present with over one hundred years of organizing, resisting, and rebelling against racial injustice.” —Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement This volume expands the chronology and geography of the black freedom struggle beyond the traditional emphasis on the old South and the years 1954–1968.

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Show Thyself a Man Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865–1905 GREGORY MIXON

“A tremendously valuable study. . . . [For] anyone who wants to understand African American military service and the ambiguous relationship between military service and American citizenship.” —Civil War Book Review

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“Mixon’s examination of black militias in post-emancipation Georgia and their fight for citizenship and equality provides a powerful and compelling portrait of the social revolution process at the grassroots level.”—Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, author of Freedom’s Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation

Known for My Work African American Ethics from Slavery to Freedom LYNDA J. MORGAN

“[The] primary subject is the folk thought regarding ethics that was grounded in the slave’s experience, more so than on policies and political outcomes. Slave histories rarely give the voice of slaves such priority.”—Choice

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“Demonstrates that the ‘emancipation generation’ bequeathed values, ethical frameworks, and identities to multiple ensuing generations, shaping religious, educational, and cultural institutions as well as labor and political organizations.“ —Peter Rachleff, editor of Starving Amidst Too Much and Other IWW Writings on the Food Industry

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Freedom and Resistance A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas CHRISTOPHER CURRY

“Brilliant. Puts the Bahamas on the map with Jamaica, Antigua, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone as sites where black refugees who fled the American victory in the War of Independence added mightily to the economy and religious life in their new homes.”—John Saillant, author of Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753–1833 “A rich social history that recognizes both the unique nature of Bahamian society and the ways in which it fit into an Atlantic context.”—Carla Gardina Pestana, author of Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World

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Borderland Narratives Negotiation and Accommodation in North America’s Contested Spaces, 1500–1850 ANDREW K. FRANK AND A. GLENN CROTHERS, EDS.

“Breathes new life into the borderlands debate by reinforcing that ‘borderlands’ are more than mere locations—they are also imagined spaces and metaphorical tools with which scholars can explore the commonalities of human experiences across time and place.”—Kristofer Ray, author of Middle Tennessee, 1775–1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier

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Race, Place, and Memory Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina MARGARET M. MULROONEY

Available in January “An immensely welcome longitudinal study of the intersection of race, place, and historical memory in Wilmington, North Carolina. Richly researched, beautifully written, and deeply analytical, Mulrooney’s study is a tour de force.” —John David Smith, editor of Interpreting American History: Reconstruction

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A revealing work of public history that shows how communities remember their pasts in different ways to fit specific narratives, this book charts the ebb and flow of racial tension in Wilmington, North Carolina, from the 1730s to the present.

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers Reflections from the Deep South, 1964–1980 KENT SPRIGGS, ED.

“Fascinating. . . . The kind of book you can open anywhere, maybe thumb back or forth a few pages, and settle into a good story.”—USA Today

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“One of the great, largely unknown stories of American history. This volume is a wonderfully evocative demonstration of something often discounted—how important law and lawyers were, and remain, in realizing the promise of full equality for all citizens.”—Kenneth W. Mack, author of Representing the Race

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Available in February “Deftly interrogates the past, present, and future of race and justice in the United States through the lens of the Selma campaign’s various meanings and legacies.”—John A. Kirk, author of Redefining the Color Line

The Shadow of Selma provides a comprehensive assessment of the 1965 civil rights campaign, the historical memory of the marches, and the continuing relevance of and challenges to the Voting Rights Act. It considers Selma not just as a keystone event but, much like Ferguson today, as a transformative place: a supposedly unimportant location that became the focal point of epochal historical events.

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Between Washington and Du Bois The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard REGINALD K. ELLIS

“Resurrects from the annals of history one of the most understudied yet important black college administrators and race leaders of the twentieth century.” —Crystal R. Sanders, author of A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle “Provides a deep exploration of black higher education and its uneasy relationship with white politicians in the Jim Crow South.”—Dennis C. Dickerson, author of African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

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Everybody’s Problem The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina KAREN M. HAWKINS

“Offers a new interpretation of the war on poverty by demonstrating the centrality of moderate local leadership (both white and black) in launching and operating antipoverty programs.”—Marisa Chappell, author of The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America

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“Hawkins has done a remarkable job of mining the sources and reconstructing the reality of what was going on in eastern North Carolina.”—Frank Stricker, author of Why America Lost the War on Poverty—And How to Win It

The President and American Capitalism since 1945 MARK H. ROSE AND ROGER BILES, EDS.

“A compelling case for the prominent role of presidents in the social and economic fabric of American life.”—Vicki Howard, author of From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store

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This volume describes the many ways presidential actions have affected the development of capitalism in the post– World War II era. Contributors show how, since Harry S. Truman took office in 1945, the American “Consumer-in-Chief “ has exerted a decisive hand as well as behind-the-scenes influence on the national economy.

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Home Front North Carolina during World War II JULIAN M. PLEASANTS

“A powerful book; a tale of heroism, volunteerism, and sacrifice.”—Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida “Personal anecdotes humanize the narrative and add a poignant impact. The use of newspaper editorials also provides an understanding of how North Carolinians responded to the war.”—Melton A. McLaurin, author of The Marines of Montford Point: America’s First Black Marines Home Front argues that World War II was the most significant event in the history of modern North Carolina.

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The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era ROBERT MASON AND IWAN MORGAN, EDS.

“Contributors offer a broad range of insights into Hodgson’s thesis, considering it in the context of historiography, its roots in the 1930s, and its relation to Keynesian thought and policy. . . . Essential.”—Choice “An exceptionally fine collection that distills the very latest writing on midtwentieth-century U.S. politics and society.”—Gareth Davies, author of From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism

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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida A New Manuscript GONZALO SOLÍS DE MERÁS DAVID ARBESÚ, ED. AND TRANS.

“The most authoritative edition of Gonzalo Solís de Merás’s rare eye-witness account of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés’s 1565 expedition to Florida, one of the earliest and most valuable accounts written about any region in the United States.”—J. Michael Francis, author of Invading Colombia: Spanish Accounts of the Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada Expedition of Conquest

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Florida’s Other Courts Unconventional Justice in the Sunshine State ROBERT M. JARVIS, ED.

Available in February “Addresses fascinating aspects of obtaining justice in Florida: both historical court systems before Florida became a state and alternative courts operating within Florida now. Anyone with an interest in the diversity of Florida’s legal past and present will find this book invaluable.”—Mary E. Adkins, author of Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution Pushing past the standard federal-state narrative, the essays in Florida’s Other Courts examine eight little-known Florida courts. Including extensive notes, a detailed index, and a complete table of cases, this volume offers a new and compelling look at the development of justice in Florida.

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Before the Pioneers Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami ANDREW K. FRANK

“In this riveting account, Frank moves beyond stories of recent development to uncover the deep history of a place profoundly shaped by mound-builders, slaves, raiders, and traders. This book will change the way you think about Florida history.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “A marvelous read that offers new perspectives on old history.”—Jerald T. Milanich, author of Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe

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Key to the New World A History of Early Colonial Cuba LUIS MARTÍNEZ-FERNÁNDEZ

Available in March “A splendid work of historical craftsmanship. In tone and content it offers a generally balanced survey of Cuban history through the end of the seventeenth century and in this regard it promises to offer a very usable introductory text. The writing is accessible and thoughtful, organized around an informative and engaging narrative.”—Louis A. Pérez Jr., author of On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture “A commendable and important achievement.”—Jason M. Yaremko, author of Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515–1900 Key to the New World fills the gap in our knowledge of the island before 1700, examining Cuba’s formative centuries in depth.

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Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home

Racial Violence in Florida TAMEKA BRADLEY HOBBS

“Stresses that lynchings continued in Florida much longer than almost anywhere else in the country. . . . A welcome and valuable contribution to the growing field of lynching and mob violence studies.”—H-Net

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The Silencing of Ruby McCollum

Race, Class, and Gender in the South TAMMY EVANS

“A superb study.”—Journal of Southern History “A tour de force.”—Florida Historical Quarterly

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No Jim Crow Church

The Origins of South Carolina’s Bahá’í Community

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Souvenirs of the Old South Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology



“Remarkably thorough and clear in telling an important story otherwise unfamiliar to most American historians.”—American Historical Review

“A richly detailed and finely written book that provides another window onto that ever-enticing question of southern identity.” —Journal of American History


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Conservative Bias

Unlikely Dissenters



“An important book that provides historians with another lens to evaluate the conservative movement.”—Southern Historian

“Brings to life a small but important group of women who worked hard to change the South.”—American Historical Review

How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party

White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920–1970

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Challenge and Change

Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation JUNE MELBY BENOWITZ

“The scope of the book is impressive. [Benowitz] covers every major rightist issue, including the Vietnam War and the Equal Rights Amendment.”—Choice

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The Culture War in the Civil Rights Movement JOE STREET

“Boldly suggests that cultural organizing shaped the trajectory and spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.”—Journal of American Ethnic History

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Constructing Floridians

The Politics of Disaster



“This compendium of quotations with its ample supporting bibliography is a gift to the field of Gulf South studies, in which the later colonies come into their own.” —American Historical Review

“[A] careful, nuanced approach in examining the effects of a hurricane on a region’s electoral politics at all levels of government.” —Political Science Quarterly

Natives and Europeans in the Colonial Floridas, 1513–1783

Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

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Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold

Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina SHEPHERD W. MCKINLEY

“A solid contribution.”—Journal of American History 14

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Winning While Losing

Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama KENNETH OSGOOD AND DERRICK E. WHITE, EDS.

“Explor[es] the paradoxical nature of racial politics in the post–civil rights period.” —American Historical Review

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Crossing the Line

A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II


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Endgame for Empire British-Creek Relations in Georgia and Vicinity, 1763–1776 JOHN T. JURICEK

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James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War JOHN W. QUIST AND MICHAEL J. BIRKNER, EDS.

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Georgia Democrats, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Shaping of the New South TIM S. R. BOYD

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The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World NATHANIEL MILLET T

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The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937–1955 LINDSEY R. SWINDALL

Slave Breeding Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History GREGORY D. SMITHERS

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Unequal Freedoms Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War–Era Charleston JEFF STRICKLAND

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The War Worth Fighting Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency and Civil War America STEPHEN D. ENGLE, ED.

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This series focuses on conflicts—political, social, cultural, and economic—along the ever-changing territorial boundaries of the American empire to explore the fluidity that characterized these borderlands as they transformed into modern nation states.


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New Books in Southern History 2017  
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