|Mainstreaming movements: the U.S. anti-apartheid movement and civil rights memory
||By the time of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, in 1990, television and film had brought South Africa's history of racial injustice and human rights violations into living rooms and cinemas across the United States. New media formats such as sat...
|Stories of the Greensboro massacre
||The dawn of the 1980s proved to be a troubling period in many southern cities in America because of racial conflict, class inequities, and frayed politics. These tensions often overlapped and, at times, were fatal. One of the most tragic examples of ...
|Coastal progress: eastern North Carolina's war on poverty, 1963-1972
||This dissertation puts forward a new and broader understanding of the factors that contributed to greater economic opportunity and declining poverty rates during the Great Society years and beyond through a study of the nation's first rural Community...
|From immigrants to activists: immigration, nativism, welfare reform, and the mobilization of immigrant voters in the late Nineteenth and late Twentieth centuries
||Within the political culture of the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, symbols abounded that negatively equated immigrants with criminals and welfare cheats. Particularly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries there were clear simi...
|Human Junk: Children Textile Workers and their private and social lives in High Point, North Carolina 1910-1930’s
||“The exploitation of children would produce only human junk” photographer Lewis Hine professed as he traveled across America in the early twentieth century taking hundreds of photographs documenting child labor. Hine, child labor reformers, and pr...