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Fragile Democracy

The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

By: James L. Leloudis & Robert R. Korstad
Length: 5 hours 23 minutes

America is at war with itself over the right to vote, or, more precisely, over the question of who gets to exercise that right and under what circumstances. Conservatives speak in ominous tones of voter fraud so widespread that it threatens public trust in elected government. Progressives counter that fraud is rare and that calls for reforms... Read more

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Black Faces, White Spaces

Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

By: Carolyn Finney
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes

Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and... Read more

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Committed

Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions

Critical Indigeneities

By: Susan Burch
Length: 5 hours 28 minutes

Between 1902 and 1934, the United States confined hundreds of adults and children from dozens of Native nations at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, a federal psychiatric hospital in South Dakota. But detention at the Indian Asylum, as families experienced it, was not the beginning or end of the story. For them, Canton Asylum was one of many... Read more

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Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

By: Regina Bradley
Length: 4 hours 22 minutes

This vibrant book pulses with the beats of a new American South, probing the ways music, literature, and film have remixed southern identities for a postโ€“civil rights generation. For scholar and critic Regina N. Bradley, Outkast's work is the touchstone, a blend of funk, gospel, and hip-hop developed in conjunction with the work of other culture... Read more

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May We Forever Stand

A History of the Black National Anthem

The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture

By: Imani Perry
Length: 11 hours 29 minutes

The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced almost immediately as an anthem that captured the story... Read more

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Accidental Kindness

A Doctor's Notes on Empathy

By: Michael Stein
Length: 6 hours 10 minutes

We will all be patients sooner or later. And when we go to the doctor, when we're hurting, we tend to think in terms of cause and condemnation. We often look for relief not only from physical symptoms but also from our self-blame. We want from our doctors kindness under any of its many names: empathy, caring, compassion, humanity. We look for... Read more

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The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey

A Nonfiction Novel

By: Bland Simpson
Length: 4 hours 27 minutes

As compelling as fiction, The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey tells the dramatic story of the disappearance of nineteen-year-old Nell Cropsey from her riverside home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in November 1901. Bloodhounds, detectives, divers, and even a psychic were brought in to search for her, and the case immediately became a... Read more

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Passion Plays

How Religion Shaped Sports in North America

A Ferris and Ferris Book

By: Randall Balmer
Length: 5 hours 32 minutes

Randall Balmer was a late convert to sports talk radio, but he quickly became addicted, just like millions of other devoted American sports fans. As a historian of religion, the more he listened, Balmer couldn't help but wonder how the fervor he heard related to religious practice. Houses of worship once railed against Sabbath-busting sports... Read more

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The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women

Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South

By: Kami Ahrens
Narrated by: Reyna Star
Length: 12 hours 32 minutes

The Foxfire Magazine, a literary journal first published in 1967 in Rabun Gap, Georgia, was founded on the belief that stories and meaning could be found in Appalachian spaces, not only in classics such as Shakespeare. Filled with poetry and prose from local students and authors, the magazine also featured interviews with relatives and... Read more

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Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe

Complicity and Conscience in America's World War II Concentration Camps

By: Eric L. Muller
Narrated by: Frank Clem
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

It is 1942, and World War II is raging. In the months since Pearl Harbor, the US has plunged into the war overseasโ€”and on the home front, it has locked up tens of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans in concentration camps, tearing them from their homes on the West Coast with the ostensible goal of neutralizing a supposed internal threat.
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