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Daily Life in the Jim Crow South, 1900–1945  

Jennifer Ritterhouse

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May 2018
Distinctive patterns of daily life defined the Jim Crow South. Contrary to many observers’ emphasis on de jure segregation—meaning racial separation demanded by law—neither law nor the ... More

Frontier Politics, Providentialism, and “Hobbism” in Bacon’s Rebellion  

Alexander B. Haskell

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Apr 2018
Bacon’s Rebellion (1676–1677) was an uprising in the Virginia colony that its participants experienced as both a civil breakdown and a period of intense cosmic disorder. Although Thomas ... More

Latinas/os in the Southern United States  

Perla M. Guerrero

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Mar 2017
Latinas/os were present in the American South long before the founding of the United States of America, yet knowledge about their southern communities in different places and time periods ... More

Liberty, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase of 1803: The Incorporation of the Territory of Orleans  

Jennifer M. Spear

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Mar 2018
On December 20, 1803, residents of New Orleans gathered at the Place d’Armes in the city center to watch as the French flag was lowered and the flag of the United States was raised in its ... More

Soldiers in the Union Army  

Lorien Foote

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Feb 2018
Soldiers enlisted in the Union Army from every state in the Union and the Confederacy. The initial volunteers were motivated to preserve the accomplishments of the American Revolution and ... More

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Freedom Struggle of the 1960s  

Charles M. Payne

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Nov 2018
The only youth-led national civil rights organization in the 1960s in the United States, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), grew out of sit-ins, with the base of its ... More

Urban Destruction during the Civil War  

Megan Kate Nelson

During the American Civil War, Union and Confederate commanders made the capture and destruction of enemy cities a central feature of their military campaigns. They did so for two reasons. ... More

Urban Exceptionalism in the American South  

David Goldfield

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Jul 2018
While colonial New Englanders gathered around town commons, settlers in the Southern colonials sprawled out on farms and plantations. The distinctions had more to do with the varying ... More

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