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Molly and Matilda: Old Savannah Specters

Tiya Miles

in Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts the rise of Savannah, Georgia as a key tourist attraction for visitors interested in the paranormal. The chapter focuses on the Sorrel-Weed House, reportedly Savannah’s most ... More


The Ethics of Neighborliness

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning with a close analysis of the life and musical oeuvre of “Blind” Willie Johnson, this chapter explores the ethical vision of folk Christianity. It argues that folk Christians confronted the ... More


Conclusion

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that the meaning of the blues-devil has shifted over time, with white understandings that highlight Robert Johnson's soul-sale at the crossroads coming to dominate the ... More


God and Slavery on the Eastern Shore

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s life from his birth until his move to Baltimore as a young child. It describes his exposure both to the religion of local slaves and the proslavery Christianity of ... More


The Wicked “Step” mother

Lisa Wilson

in History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618425
eISBN:
9781469618449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618449.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the development of prejudices against stepmothers. Early modern European illustrations portrayed stepmothers as evil. As the 18th century guided new ideas about sentimental ... More


Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Shane J. Maddock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After World War II, an atomic hierarchy emerged in the noncommunist world. Washington was at the top, followed over time by its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and then Israel, with ... More


Black Creativity and Black Stereotype: Rethinking Twentieth-Century Popular Music in America

Susan Curtis

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter illustrates how Etude lambasted “the insane craze for ‘rag-time’ music” that was then sweeping the country. The Negro Music Journal likewise registered concern about the “real harm” such ... More


Introduction

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.4
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book is intended to be a just and fair accounting of John Tyler's life and presidency. The author believes this book meets this criteria and offers a tough analysis of good and evil that seeks ... More


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