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“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, […]

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We Come for Good

“Offers a unique perspective on tribal approaches to managing historic preservation and addresses the multiplicity of issues common to all tribal historic preservation groups.”—Joe Watkins, director, Tribal Relations and American Cultures Program, National Park Service “A concise, detailed account regarding the enormity of the task THPOs face in successfully navigating the two worlds of federal […]

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The Denmark Vesey Affair

Read TIME magazine’s review of The Denmark Vesey Affair . “Brilliantly conceptualized, exhaustively researched, and eloquently written, it is a gold mine for anyone interested in America’s ongoing dilemma with slavery and race.”—John Stauffer, author of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln “This stunning and magisterial documentary history accumulates and analyzes much evidence never […]

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Known for My Work

“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 “Shows how far off the mark arguments are that claim that […]

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We Will Always Be Here

“The Southeastern Indian people found their voices in this work. They are alive and well–still on their land!”–Hiram F. Gregory, coauthor of The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana: From 1542 to the Present “This collection fills a major void in our understanding of recent southern history by offering a wide-ranging selection of southern Indians a […]

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Guest Post: Where in the World Does Your Food Come From?

Special guest post by Amanda Harris, author of Fruits of Eden . Throughout his life, David Fairchild was America’s best-known plant explorer. He and a small group of other dedicated botanists, who each loved eating and traveling and swapping adventure stories, helped to transform American food. When they started their work at the end of […]

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Fruits of Eden

Many Americans might be surprised to learn that some of their favorite foods are not native to North America, but were introduced a hundred years ago by one devoted group of explorers. Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters, which we are publishing this week, tells the little-known story of the botanical expeditions that revolutionized […]

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Walking St. Augustine

Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America’s Oldest City By Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon Established in 1565, more than fifty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, St. Augustine radiates Old World charm like nowhere else in the United States. Vibrant history lurks around every corner, and the best way to […]

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Category 5

NOW IN PAPERBACK! “Compelling…demands to be read in one sitting…A sobering yet gripping account of the storm’s ferocity, and at the same time personalizes its consequences by making us care about the people it affected. If you are a fan of the Keys, the author’s descriptions of life there in the mid-1930s will add to […]

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Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Today we are proud to publish Nathalie Dessens’ Creole City: A Chronicle of Early New American New Orleans. Modern New Orleans is known as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, symbolizing progress, adventure, and culture. Exploring previously neglected aspects of this city’s early nineteenth-century history, Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a period of rapid expansion […]

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