Interview: Sandra Gutierrez on influences & favorites of New Southern-Latino cuisine

Sandra Gutierrez, author of The New Southern-Latino Table, talks about blending Latin-American cuisine with that of the American South. Continue Reading Interview: Sandra Gutierrez on influences & favorites of New Southern-Latino cuisine

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. Continue Reading Rose Stremlau: Indigenous Financial Literacy

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. Continue Reading Stan Ulanski: A Floating Jungle: The Sargassum Community

Rose Stremlau: History’s Definition of an American Family

The majority of human civilizations across time and place have not organized themselves into nuclear family units based on monogamous, heterosexual coupling. Native North American societies provide hundreds of alternative examples. Continue Reading Rose Stremlau: History’s Definition of an American Family

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

Karen L. Cox: You Don’t Know Dixie—And If You Do, You Should Be Paying Attention to Pop Culture

Author Karen L. Cox evaluates The History Channel show You Don’t Know Dixie and challenges southern historians to participate in pop culture discussions. Continue Reading Karen L. Cox: You Don’t Know Dixie—And If You Do, You Should Be Paying Attention to Pop Culture

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

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. Continue Reading Michael Barkun: September 11th after Ten Years

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. Continue Reading Jill Ogline Titus: Back-to-School Reflections

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 Continue Reading Susan Ware: A Plaque for Billie Jean

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

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

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

Sheri Castle: Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille

Sheri Castle’s recipe for Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille from The New Southern Garden Cookbook. Featuring veggies abundant at the height of summer: squash, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, herbs. Continue Reading Sheri Castle: Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille

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… Continue Reading A Book to Please Every Palate

Michael H. Hunt: How to think about the end of the “American Century”

Revisiting Henry Luce’s essay on American ascendancy, Michael H. Hunt considers the current era of American decline. Continue Reading Michael H. Hunt: How to think about the end of the “American Century”

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

Michael H. Hunt: Isolationism: Behind the myth, a usable past

The notion of isolationism belongs to a time of U.S. dominance now passed. Continue Reading Michael H. Hunt: Isolationism: Behind the myth, a usable past