Tag: Wilson Library

Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America [NEW TIMES!]

Music event

Book talk by Ronald D. Cohen, emeritus professor of history at Indiana University Northwest, and concert by The Down Hill Strugglers, an old-time string band based simultaneously out of Kentucky, Louisiana, and New York.

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From Cameron Plantation to Cameron Place: The Making of a Black Homeland in Alabama

In his book A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland, Duke Emeritus Professor Syd Nathans tells a rare story—that of people sent in 1844 by planter Paul Cameron to labor on an Alabama cotton plantation, who became owners of the very land they worked in bondage, and whose descendants have held on to it since. Nathans used materials from the UNC Library’s Southern Historical Collection.

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