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Highland Heritage: Scottish Americans in the American South

By: Celeste Ray.

Price: $21.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c2001

Seller ID: 849138

ISBN: 0807849138

Condition: 280 pages, 5 3/4 x 9 1/4, 35 illus., 4 maps, 1 fig., append., glossary, notes, bibl., index , paperback, University of North Carolina Press


Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, and to more than two hundred other locations across the country to attend Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings. There, kilt-wearing participants compete in athletics, Highland dancing, and bagpiping, while others join clan societies in celebration of a Scottish heritage. As Celeste Ray notes, however, the Scottish affiliation that Americans claim today is a Highland Gaelic identity th... View more info

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Italians in the Deep South

By: Frank Fede

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Starrhill Press:

Seller ID: 32009X

ISBN: 1-881320-09-X

Condition: 386 pages, 8 x 9 1/2, hardback, Starrhill Press


Second edition of history of Italian Americans in Birmingham. View more info

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Like A Family: The Making of A Southern Cotton Mill World

By: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall ... [Et Al.]; With A New Afterword by the Authors; foreword by Michael Frisch.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2000

Seller ID: 848794

ISBN: 0807848794

Condition: 544 pages, 6 x 9, 46 illus., 4 maps, notes, bibl., index , paperback, University of North Carolina Press


Since its original publication in 1987, Like a Family has become a classic in the study of American labor history. Basing their research on a series of extraordinary interviews, letters, and articles from the trade press, the authors uncover the voices and experiences of workers in the Southern cotton mill industry during the 1920s and 1930s. Now with a new afterword, this edition stands as an invaluable contribution to American social history.About Author... View more info

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The Origins of the Southern Middle Class, 1800-1861

By: Jonathan Daniel Wells.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c2004

Seller ID: 855537

ISBN: 0807855537

Condition: 344 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 15 illus., 9 tables, append., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


With a fresh take on social dynamics in the antebellum South, Jonathan Daniel Wells contests the popular idea that the Old South was a region of essentially two classes (planters and slaves) until after the Civil War. He argues that, in fact, the region had a burgeoning white middle class--including merchants, doctors, and teachers--that had a profound impact on southern culture, the debate over slavery, and the coming of the Civil War.Wells shows that the growth of ... View more info

Bloodgames: The Story of the Vaughans, a Southern Family and Its Neighbors

By: Terry Vaughn

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: V0944

ISBN: 788409441

Condition: (1998), 2009,5½x8½, index, 426 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Bloodgames is a story of many families and of many places. One family-the Vaughans-serves as a connecting thread as they move from Virginia, to the Carolinas, Alabama and Mississippi. From the start in New Kent County, Virginia, the story moves to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Next is Sumter, South Carolina; then the Creek Indian lands of Yazoo; and finally, the East Alabama Creek lands. Along the way, branches who moved to other areas are touched upon. Life upon the p... View more info

Slavery in the American Mountain South

By: Wilma A. Dunaway

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: May 2003

Seller ID: 812755

ISBN: 0521012155

Condition: 364 pages, 228 x 152mm, 32 half-tones 9 maps, paperback / softcover, Cambridge University Press


Series: Studies in Modern Capitalism Temporarily unavailable - no date availableWilma Dunaway breaks new ground by focusing on slave experiences on small plantations in the Upper South. She argues that the region was not buffered from the political, economic, and social impacts of enslavement simply because it was characterized by low black population density and small slaveholdings. Dunaway pinpoints several indicators that distinguished Mountain Sou... View more info