Everybody’s Problem

“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   “Hawkins has done a remarkable job of mining the sources and reconstructing the reality … Continue reading Everybody’s Problem

Between Washington and Du Bois

"Resurrects from the annals of history James Edward Shepard, one of the most understudied yet important black college administrators and race leaders of the twentieth century. Ellis recounts how Shepard successfully navigated the halls of power within both black and white circles to fund his institution, and in doing so, Ellis challenges the notion that … Continue reading Between Washington and Du Bois

Borderland Narratives

“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.”—Kristo fer Ray, author of Middle Tennessee, 1775–1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier “Offers a wide-ranging … Continue reading Borderland Narratives

The President and American Capitalism since 1945

"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 "A fascinating look at how presidents have handled their economic responsibilities since World War II."—Julian E. Zelizer, coeditor of What’s … Continue reading The President and American Capitalism since 1945

5 Books on the True History Behind Confederate Monuments

Note to our readers: We are no longer giving away free PDFs of Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture by Karen L. Cox and Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War by William B. Lees and Frederick P. Gaske. If you would like to order … Continue reading 5 Books on the True History Behind Confederate Monuments

Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami