Book of the Week


The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War
by David Cecelski

Now available in paperback!

"Cecelski's marvelous story of a North Carolina slave who transcended his bondage with flair provides a meaningful way to commemorate the sesquicentennial Civil War anniversaries."
--Publishers Weekly
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Southern Cultures

Southern Cultures explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, art, and social structures of the South. It is published quarterly by UNC Press and the UNC Center for the Study of the American South.

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