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American Exceptionalism

By Deborah L. Madsen
Categories: History

Exceptionalism, the notion that Americans have a distinct and special destiny different from that of other nations, permeates every period of American history. It is the single most powerful force in ...

Americans at War

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Categories: History

In the turbulent history of America each era has been delineated by a war. Although World War II has been the backdrop for most of his writing, perhaps no other historian has focused on modern America ...

A Place Called Mississippi

Edited by Marion Barnwell
Categories: Mississippi

Filled with serendipitous connections and contrasts, this volume of Mississippiana covers four hundred years. It begins with a selection from “A Gentleman from Elvas,” written in 1541, and ends with ...

Civil Rights Chronicle

By Clarice T. Campbell
Categories: History

In more ways than one, Clarice T. Campbell was a friend of the civil rights movement. An indefatigable campaigner for desegregation, Campbell was also an inveterate letter-writer; the fact that many of ...

Remaking Dixie

Edited by Neil R. McMillen
Introduction by Morton Sosna
Categories: History

Although the Civil War reconfigured Dixie, in the half century since the end of World War II the American South has been massively changed again. It is still an improbable mix of tradition and transition, ...

Lords of Misrule

By James Gill
Categories: History

Mardi Gras remains one of the most distinctive features of New Orleans. Although the city has celebrated Carnival since its days as a French and Spanish colonial outpost, the rituals familiar today were ...

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Creoles of Color are rightfully among the first families of southwestern Louisiana. Yet in both antebellum and postbellum periods they remained a people considered apart from the rest of the population. ...

Lost Mansions of Mississippi

By Mary Carol Miller
Categories: History

Each year thousands of tourists flock to Mississippi to view the state's many architectural treasures, but few realize that these impressive homes are only the faint remnant of a phenomenal legacy. For ...

One Time, One Place

By Eudora Welty
Foreword by William Maxwell
Categories: Photography

Eudora Welty is among the very few authors who are acclaimed for their work in both literature and photography. In 1971 she surprised her readers with this important book, for in One Time, One Place many ...

We Saw Lincoln Shot

By Timothy S. Good
Categories: History

On the evening of April 14,1865, when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and periodicals, ...