Rose Stremlau: Indigenous Financial Literacy

Author Rose Stremlau gives examples of financial savvy during Cherokee allotment between 1887 & 1934 that slowed the predatory efforts of the federal government.

Stan Ulanski: A Floating Jungle: The Sargassum Community

Stan Ulanski explains how sargassum attracts fish, and therefore fishers, and why these floating jungles are important to protect.

The New Southern-Latino Dinner Party: the Grand Finale!

Food bloggers try recipes from Sandra Gutierrez’s The New Southern-Latino Table: Chile-Cheese Biscuits with Avocado Butter, Carrot Escabeche & Jalapeño Deviled Eggs, & Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Our 2nd New Southern-Latino Table Dinner Party!

Food bloggers try recipes from The New Southern-Latino Table, by Sandra A. Gutierrez: spiced pepitas, causa vegetariana, & chile chocolate brownies

Interview: Nortin Hadler MD, on aging well in a medicalized world

In this conversation with Dr. Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., the author gives expert advice on how to age healthfully in the overdiagnosed world of modern medicine.

Welcome to the New Southern-Latino Table Dinner Party!

Recipes from The New Southern-Latino Table, by Sandra A. Gutierrez: peach salsa, chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, & pecan rum cake with figs.

Michael Barkun: September 11th after Ten Years

Author Michael Barkun looks at the US response to the September 11 terrorist attacks 10 years later and considers how security & counterterrorism have changed.

Jay Barnes: Before & After Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011 As I write this, electric power is just now returning in the last remaining North Carolina neighborhoods darkened by Hurricane Irene’s pole-cracking winds last weekend. Chainsaws are still buzzing, landfills are just beginning to be overrun with truckloads of debris, and people flooded out of their homes are returning, exhausted from the …

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Jill Ogline Titus: Back-to-School Reflections

Jill Ogline Titus reflects on how Prince Edward Co., VA, responded to Brown vs. BoE by closing all public schools for 5 years to avoid integrating them.

Susan Ware: A Plaque for Billie Jean

Historian Susan Ware drafts a plaque that honors Billie Jean King for the US Open tennis tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York, NY

Lloyd Kramer: Why the History of Nationalism Matters in a Global Age, Part 3

This is the third in a series of three guest posts from historian Lloyd Kramer, author of Nationalism in Europe and America: Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775. You can read Part 1 here and read Part 2 here.–ellen The Similarities of European and American Nationalisms I suggested in my earlier posts that the history …

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Lloyd Kramer: Why the History of Nationalism Matters in a Global Age, Part 2

Guest post from Lloyd Kramer on what makes nationalisms & how identity takes shape from country to country.

“Why they sang about John Brown”–R. Blakeslee Gilpin for the Boston Globe

Yesterday’s Boston Globe features an article by R. Blakeslee Gilpin, author of the forthcoming John Brown Still Lives!: America’s Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change.  Gilpin explains how what we now know as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” originated as “John Brown’s Body” among soldiers in Boston.  John Brown, the subject of Gilpin’s …

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Video: Elizabeth Barnes talks Love’s Whipping Boy

Video of Elizabeth Barnes on violence & sentimentality in Love’s Whipping Boy in a William & Mary News feature.

An interview with John L. Brooke, and Columbia Rising hits the road

An excerpt from a recent interview with John L. Brooke at the blog American Talleyrand, plus information about a September bus tour based on Brooke’s book, Columbia Rising.

Stan Ulanski: Catch of the Day: Spanish Mackerel

Tips for catching Spanish mackerel, a favorite along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

A Book to Please Every Palate

For the month of July, we’re shining the spotlight on all of our great foodways and cookbook titles here at UNC Press. We’re very excited about our forthcoming fall lineup that’s peppered with delightful foodie treats. Here’s a little amuse-bouche: Editor Stephen A. McLeod, with the help of staff members at Mount Vernon, brings us …

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Interview: Stanley R. Riggs on the Importance of Protecting North Carolina’s Coast

Stanley Riggs, co-author of The Battle for North Carolina’s Coast, answers questions about protecting NC’s changing coastline–as well as its coastal economy.

Remembering Lorenzo Charles

NC State basketball historian Tim Peeler remembers Lorenzo Charles

Encouraging selfishness on the reservation: An excerpt from Cahill’s Federal Fathers & Mothers

The commissioner of Indian affairs urged that “[the Indian] must be imbued with the exalting egotism of American civilization so that he will say ‘I’ instead of ‘We’ and ‘This is mine’ instead of ‘This is ours.'”