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Peculiar Rhetoric

Winner of the 2020 Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association

The African colonization movement occupies a troubling rhetorical territory in ...

Labor Pains

From the 1930s to the 1960s, the Popular Front produced a significant era in African American literary radicalism. While scholars have long associated the black radicalism of the Popular Front with the ...

Lynching

Winner of the 2020 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award

While victims of antebellum lynchings were typically white men, postbellum lynchings became more frequent and more intense, with the victims more ...

Three Years in Mississippi

On October 1, 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Preceded by violent rioting resulting in two deaths and a lengthy court battle that ...

Promises of Citizenship

Since the earliest days of the nation, US citizenship has been linked to military service. Even though blacks fought and died in all American wars, their own freedom was usually restricted or denied. ...

The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Contributions by Chris Myers Asch, Emilye Crosby, David Cunningham, Jelani Favors, Françoise N. Hamlin, Wesley Hogan, Robert Luckett, Carter Dalton Lyon, Byron D'Andra Orey, Ted Ownby, Joseph T. Reiff, ...

He Slew the Dreamer

Author William Bradford Huie was one of the most celebrated figures of twentieth-century journalism. A pioneer of "checkbook journalism," he sought the truth in controversial stories when the truth was ...

Delivered by Midwives

Winner of the 2019 American Association for the History of Nursing Lavinia L. Dock Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing in a Book

“Catchin’ babies” was merely one aspect of the broad ...

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo

Winner of the New Netherland Institute Hendricks Award
The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo presents the history of the nation’s forgotten Dutch slave community and free Dutch-speaking African Americans ...

Desegregating Dixie

By Mark Newman
Categories: History

Mark Newman draws on a vast range of archives and many interviews to uncover for the first time the complex response of African American and white Catholics across the South to desegregation. In the late ...