Tag: 19th Century

Unburied Treasure: Edgar Allan Poe and the South Carolina Lowcountry

Unburied Treasure: Edgar Allan Poe and the South Carolina Lowcountry

Scott Peeples with Michelle Van Parys
When Mail Was Armor: Envelopes of the Great Rebellion, 1861–1865

When Mail Was Armor: Envelopes of the Great Rebellion, 1861–1865

Stephen W. Berry
America’s Instrument The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century by Philip F. Gura and James F. Bollman (Review)

America’s Instrument The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century by Philip F. Gura and James F. Bollman (Review)

Mark Roberts
Adolescent Honor and College Student Behavior in the Old South

Adolescent Honor and College Student Behavior in the Old South

Christopher A. Bjornsen
Commemorating Wilmington’s Racial Violence of 1898: From Individual to Collective Memory

Commemorating Wilmington’s Racial Violence of 1898: From Individual to Collective Memory

Melton Alonza McLaurin

Scholars do not dispute the essential facts about the racial violence that occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina, more than a hundred years ago, although interpretations of the event by the city's current residents reflect the racial divide that is their common heritage. On November 10, 1898, an armed mob of whites led by some of Wilmington's most respected and influential citizens destroyed the state's only daily African American newspaper by burning the building in which it was housed.

After the Backcountry: Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900, ed. by Kenneth E. Koons and Warren R. Hofstra (Review)

After the Backcountry: Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900, ed. by Kenneth E. Koons and Warren R. Hofstra (Review)

John C. Inscoe
Sundown Towns and Counties: Racial Exclusion in the South

Sundown Towns and Counties: Racial Exclusion in the South

James W. Loewen
“The First of Our Hundred Battle Monuments”: Civil War Battlefield Monuments Built by Active-Duty Soldiers During the Civil War

“The First of Our Hundred Battle Monuments”: Civil War Battlefield Monuments Built by Active-Duty Soldiers During the Civil War

Michael W. Panhorst
The Cane of His Existence: Depression, Damage, and the Brooks–Sumner Affair

The Cane of His Existence: Depression, Damage, and the Brooks–Sumner Affair

Stephen Berry
Bottling Hell: Marketing St. Augustine, Florida’s Datil Pepper

Bottling Hell: Marketing St. Augustine, Florida’s Datil Pepper

Anna Hamilton
Southern Borderlands

Southern Borderlands

Alex E. Chávez

"The strumming of stringed instruments booms out through the PA, elaborate fiddle melodies erupt, followed by the soaring voice of the poet-practitioner, embracing those present, scanning the scene before him . . . drifting, shaping, moving verses that elicit a chorus of gritos."

Why North Carolinians Are Tar Heels

Why North Carolinians Are Tar Heels

Bruce E. Baker, illustrations by JP Trostle

“[T]his more complex tale of the origins of ‘Tar Heel’ shows that it is rooted in hard work by poor people, work that dirtied the bodies of both enslaved Africans and poor whites in the Piney Woods.”