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University Press of Mississippi

Founded in 1970, the University Press of Mississippi is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. Publishing scholarly books of the highest distinction, The University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than eighty new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 1000 titles and distributed more than 2,600,000 copies worldwide.


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  1. Crusades for Freedom

    During the first half of the twentieth century, the city of Memphis was governed by the Shelby County Democratic Party controlled by Edward Hull Crump, described by Time as "the most absolute political boss in the US." Crusades for Freedom chronicles the demise of the Crump political machine and the corresponding rise to power of the South's two minorities, African Americans and Republicans. Learn More
    £28.50

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  2. Culture after the Hurricanes

    Essays in this volume examine the ways in which a wide variety of stakeholders - community activists, elected officials, artists, and policy administrators - describe, quantify, and understand the unique assets of the region. Contributors question the process of cultural planning by analysing the language employed in decision making. Learn More
    £28.50

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  3. Sowing the Wind

    In 1890, Mississippi called a convention to rewrite its constitution. The result was a document that transformed the state for the next century. In Sowing the Wind, Dorothy Overstreet Pratt traces the decision to call that convention, examines the delegates' decisions, and analyses the impact of their new constitution. Learn More
    £66.50

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  4. The South's Role in the Creation of the Bill of Rights

    Sheds light on the paradoxical part the South played in the process of drafting and adopting the Bill of Rights. In cogent, six noted experts in legal, constitutional, and southern history fill a gap in the literature of southern legal history for the period 1787-1791. Learn More
    £23.95

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  5. Campaigns and Hurricanes

    Traces presidential visits to Mississippi from William McKinley to Barack Obama, and sets each visit into its historical context. Readers will learn that of the forty-five visits made to Mississippi by sitting presidents, eighteen were for disaster recovery, eleven were to campaign, eight were in support of policy proposals, three were purely recreational, and five had singular purposes. Learn More
    £37.95

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  6. Heroes, Rascals, and the Law

    Focuses on folk encountering their constitutions and laws, in their courthouses and country stores, and in their daily lives, animating otherwise dry parchments. Robertson begins at statehood and continues through war and depression, well into the 1940s. Each story is sprinkled with fascinating but heretofore unearthed facts and circumstances. Learn More
    £47.50

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  7. The Mississippi Secession Convention

    Presents the first full treatment of any secession convention to date. Studying the Mississippi convention of 1861 offers insight into how and why southern states seceded and the effects of such a breech. Based largely on primary sources, this book provides a unique insight into the broader secession movement. Learn More
    £56.95

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  8. The Civil War in Mississippi

    From the first Union attack on Vicksburg in the spring of 1862 through Benjamin Grierson's last raid through Mississippi in late 1864 and early 1865, this book traces the campaigns, fighting, and causes and effects of armed conflict in central and North Mississippi, where major campaigns were waged and fighting occurred. Learn More
    £26.95

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  9. Mississippi in the Civil War

    Examines Mississippi's Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. The first examination of the state's Civil War home front in seventy years, this book tells the story of all classes of Mississippians during the war, focusing new light on previously neglected groups such as women and African Americans. Learn More
    £26.95

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  10. Confederates in the Tropics

    Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merchant and small plantation owner who rallied behind the Confederate cause. After the war some of Swett's peers invited him to explore the possibility of settling in British Honduras. Confederates in the Tropics uses Swett's 1868 travelogue to explore the motives of would-be Confederate migrants' fleeing defeat and Reconstruction. Learn More
    £28.50

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  11. Witness to Reconstruction

    In the wake of the Civil War, Constance Fenimore Woolson became one of the first northern observers to linger in the defeated states from Virginia to Florida. This volume's sixteen essays are intent on illuminating, through her example, the neglected world of Reconstruction's backwaters in literary developments that were politically charged and genuinely unpredictable. Learn More
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  12. Confederates in the Tropics

    Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merchant and small plantation owner who rallied behind the Confederate cause. After the war some of Swett's peers invited him to explore the possibility of settling in British Honduras. Confederates in the Tropics uses Swett's 1868 travelogue to explore the motives of would-be Confederate migrants' fleeing defeat and Reconstruction. Learn More
    £52.50

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  13. The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader

    Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. Errors persist because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy. These documents, set in context by sociologist and historian James W. Loewen and co-editor, Edward H. Sebesta, put in perspective the mythology of the Old South. Learn More
    £24.95

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  14. Civil War Humor

    Examines the various forms of comedic popular artifacts produced in America from 1861 to 1865, and looks at how wartime humour was created, disseminated, and received by both sides of the conflict. Song lyrics, newspaper columns, sheet music covers, illustrations, political cartoons, fiction, light verse, paper dolls, printed envelopes, and penny dreadfuls are analysed at length. Learn More
    £23.95

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  15. The Limits of Loyalty

    Examines ordinary lives in Confederate-controlled Mississippi to show how military occupation and the ravages of war tested the meaning of loyalty during America's greatest rift. Jarret Ruminski looks at how people from different backgrounds negotiated the shifting contours of loyalty in a state where Union occupation turned everyday activities into potential tests of patriotism. Learn More
    £61.95

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  16. The Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry

    From the beginning of the US Civil War to its very end the men of the Sixteenth Mississippi endured. In this collection of their letters and their memories, both historians and Civil War buffs will find the fascinating words of these common soldiers in one of the most notable units in the Army of Northern Virginia. Learn More
    £47.50

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