Show Thyself a Man

"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 "Tells the story of the rise and fall of black militia units in Georgia during … Continue reading Show Thyself a Man

Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold

Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina By Shepherd W. McKinley From our New Perspectives on the History of the South series comes the first ever book on the role of phosphates in the South Carolina plantation economy. In this top-down, bottom-up history, Shepherd McKinley shows how phosphate … Continue reading Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold