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

Fit for War

“Fitts combines archaeology and ethnohistory to explore Catawba strategies for retaining sovereignty and power in the colonial era. A model of interdisciplinary methodology, this book offers new insights into coalescence, colonialism, and Indigenous persistence.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “Recovers from obscurity the decisive role … Continue reading Fit for War

Home Front

“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, … Continue reading Home Front

Origins of the Dream

Though long suspected by some, the link between Langston Hughes’s poetry and Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches is conclusively revealed for the first time in Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric, by Langston Hughes expert W. Jason Miller. We are excited to announce the publication of this book today. Are you in … Continue reading Origins of the Dream

A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

"A compelling story of how alienated people found refuge in the alien landscape of the Great Dismal Swamp."---Randall H. McGuire, author of Archaeology as Political Action "These communities represent a largely unrecognized, alternative declaration of independence. They are a part of world history that is truly revolutionary."---Mark P. Leone, author of The Archaeology of Liberty … Continue reading A Desolate Place for a Defiant People