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Birth Chairs, Midwives, and Medicine

There was a time when birth was treated as a natural process rather than a medical condition. Before 1800, women gave birth seated in birth chairs or on stools and were helped along by midwives. Then ...

A Spiral Way

Association of Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence
Best Research in the General History of Recorded Sound (2000)

The invention of the cylinder phonograph at the end of the nineteenth century ...

The WPA Guides

By Christine Bold
Categories: History

In 1935 the FDR administration put 40,000 unemployed artists to work in four federal arts projects. The main contribution of one unit, the Federal Writers Project, was the American Guide Series, a collectively ...

Shenandoah Valley Folklife

Bordered by the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley forms a natural corridor to the western parts of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Early American settlers followed ...

Pemberton

By Michael B. Ballard
Categories: History

It was the sad fate of General John C. Pemberton (1814-1881), a northerner serving in the Confederate army, to die in disgrace and humiliation. Because he surrendered Vicksburg to General Grant, many ...

Marxism for Our Times

Edited by Martin Glaberman
Categories: History

Rarely as in the collection here can one encounter an essayist, novelist, historian, and political leader like the late C. L. R. James in the working throes of forming and then fomenting personal political ...

Slavery, Propaganda, and the American Revolution

Under the leadership of Samuel Adams, patriot propagandists deliberately and conscientiously kept the issue of slavery off the agenda as goals for freedom were set for the American Revolution.

By comparing ...

The University of Mississippi

By David G. Sansing
Categories: History

"There is a mystique about Ole Miss," David G. Sansing says in his new book The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History (University Press of Mississippi, cloth $37. 00).

Sansing, a professor ...

The Pursuit of a Dream

Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the McLemore Prize of the Mississippi Historical Society, and the Silver Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California

Originally published in 1981, this fascinating ...

Mule Trader

By William R. Ferris
Foreword by Eudora Welty
Categories: Southern Studies
Series: Banner Books

Readers captivated by this book will be happy that Bill Ferris found Ray Lum and that he thought to turn on a tape recorder. Lum (1891-1977) was a mule skinner, a livestock trader, an auctioneer, and ...