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AIDS in the Endzone

edited by Kendra S. Albright, Karen W. Gavigan, illustrated by Sarah Petrulis
Marcus Johnson has just been named star quarterback for the Marina High School Pirates. Former quarterback Brad Timmerman will do anything to depose this new rival and regain his position and popularity—including setting up Marcus with Maria Cruz, who is HIV positive. As secrets are exposed, this encounter will shake the halls of Marina High and change the lives of these students forever. AIDS in the End Zone approaches HIV/AIDS awareness and...

The Abandoned Ocean

Andrew Gibson, Arthur Donovan
A concise analysis of the decay of the merchant marine through the failed policies that have been imposed upon the industry The Abandoned Ocean offers an in-depth appraisal of United States maritime policy from the establishment of a merchant marine immediately after the Revolutionary War through radical industry transformations of the late twentieth century. In this sweeping analysis of federal policies that promote, regulate, protect, and subsidize...


Terence E. Fretheim
In an inviting style that showcases his literary discernment, theological sophistication, and passion for the biblical text, Terence E. Fretheim turns his attention to one of the most dramatic stories of the Old Testament—that of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Isaac, and Ishmael. Through close readings of Genesis 12 through 25, Fretheim guides readers through the intricacies of the plot, from God's surprising call to Abraham to leave home and family to God's enigmatic commands to evict one son and...


Mary Lee Settle
An extraordinary autobiography that goes back two generations before the celebrated novelist's birth An autobiography that begins with one's birth begins too late, in the middle of the story, sometimes at the end. So begins Mary Lee Settle's memoir. Her story carries within it inherited choices, old habits, old quarrels, old disguises, and the river that formed the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia and the mores of her childhood. She traces effects on her family and herself as ancient as earthquakes, mountain formations, and the...

The African American Odyssey of John Kizell

Kevin G. Lowther
The inspirational story of John Kizell celebrates the life of a West African enslaved as a boy and brought to South Carolina on the eve of the American Revolution. Fleeing his owner, Kizell served with the British military in the Revolutionary War, began a family in the Nova Scotian wilderness, and then returned to his African homeland to help found a settlement for freed slaves in Sierra Leone.

African Americans at Mars Bluff, South Carolina

Amelia Wallace Vernon
The inspiring story of a community shaped by its African legacy Amelia Wallace Vernon was reared in Mars Bluff, a small farming community in South Carolina's pine belt. Though she moved away from the town early in her adult life, on her annual visits home she became increasingly interested in exploring and preserving the history of its African-American community. Over a period of years, she taped interviews with elderly members, who shared a trove of information about...

Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect

Lorenzo Dow Turner, Katherine Wyly Mille, Michael B. Montgomery
The first—and still most important—book on Gullah language A unique creole language spoken on the coastal islands and adjacent mainland of South Carolina and Georgia, Gullah existed as an isolated and largely ignored linguistic phenomenon until the publication of Lorenzo Dow Turner's landmark volume Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. In his classic treatise, Turner, the first professionally trained African American linguist, focused on a people...

The Aftermath of Slavery

William A. Sinclair, introduction by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Shawn Lee Alexander
William Albert Sinclair, born a slave in 1858, grew up in South Carolina during the tumultuous years of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Influenced by his childhood experiences, Sinclair spent his life fighting for the rights of African Americans and was an active member of the Constitution League, and their successor, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored...

Against the Tide

Harriet Keyserling, foreword by Richard W. Riley
Against the Tide tells the intensely personal story of Harriet Keyserling, an unconventional politician struggling to gain self confidence, beat the odds, and make a lasting difference. Tracing Keyserling's journey into the world of "good ol' boy" Southern politics and her labors to reform the political system in South Carolina, it is the story of a woman who arrived a Yankee liberal and became an effective eight-term legislator in the South Carolina...

Agriculture in Ante-Bellum Mississippi

John Hammond Moore, introduction by Douglas Helms
First published in 1958, John Hebron Moore's Agriculture in Ante-Bellum Mississippi presents a clear survey of the methods, mechanical and genetic technologies, labor management, and economic viability of the Old South's cotton kingdom as it existed in Mississippi. Moore's objective study is arranged along chronological and topical lines and assesses the agricultural history of the whole state to the eve of the Civil War without romanticism. Moore offers...

Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down

edited by Alonzo Johnson, Paul Jersild
Illumines a unique fusion of African and Western European religious traditions "Ain't Gonna Lay My 'Ligion Down" reveals the ways that African Americans have "put flesh on their Christian beliefs," adapting the faith of their European American masters and creating distinctive forms of religious expression. Contributors to the volume examine specific examples of African American religious practice and church leadership to show the...

Aliens in the Backyard

John Leland
Aliens live among us. Thousands of species of nonnative flora and fauna have taken up residence within U.S. borders. Our lawns sprout African grasses, our roadsides flower with European weeds, and our homes harbor Asian, European, and African pests. Misguided enthusiasts deliberately introduced carp, kudzu, and starlings. And the American cowboy spread such alien life forms as cows, horses, tumbleweed, and anthrax, supplanting and supplementing the often unexpected ways...

All Clear

Robert Hahn
Although All Clear will serve as an introduction to Robert Hahn for many readers, this accomplished poet has been perfecting his craft for a quarter of a century. With this colleciton Hahn offers poems that range from sestinas to sharp-edged lyrics, from the meditative drift of "Attending" to the intricate precision of "False Dawn." The settings in All Clear shift from the pastoral to the urban, from Wellfleet Harbor to a Paris street, from an operating room to Chavez Ravine. The figures in the book, including John Huston,...

All the Governor's Men

Katherine Clark
It's the summer of George Wallace's last run for governor of Alabama in 1982, and the state is at a crossroads. In Katherine Clark's All the Governor's Men, a political comedy of manners that reimagines Wallace's last campaign, voters face a clear choice between the infamous segregationist, now a crippled old man in a wheelchair, and his primary opponent, Aaron Osgood, a progressive young candidate poised to liberate the state from its George Wallace-poisoned past. Daniel Dobbs, a...

Altered Environments

Jeffrey Pompe, photographs by Kathleen Pompe
The constant assault of natural forces make fragile barrier islands some of the most rapidly changing locations in the world, but human activities have had enormous impact on these islands as well. In Altered Environments, Jeffrey and Kathleen Pompe explore the complex interactions between nature and human habitation on the resilient Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Pompes employ modern and historical photographs and maps to illustrate the...


Delores B. Nevils, illustrated by Jonathan Green
Lowcountry storyteller Delores B. Nevils and acclaimed artist Jonathan Green collaborate to share the story of Amadeus, a loud and proud leghorn rooster who comes to live with a widow lady in the Corners community of St. Helena Island on the South Carolina coast. The widow lady's dogs—Kane and Able—and cats—Mae Liza, Scooter, and Pumpkin—are unhappy with the arrival of this new resident in their yard. Amadeus makes himself at home and becomes the pride of the neighborhood.

Ambiguous Anniversary

edited by David T. Gleeson, Simon Lewis
In March 1807, within a few weeks of each other, both the United States and the United Kingdom passed laws banning the international slave trade. Two hundred years later, Great Britain, an instigator of the slave trade and the chief source of slaves sold into continental North America, was awash nationwide in commemorations of the ban. By contrast the bicentennial of the ban received almost no attention in the United States.

America's Greatest Game Bird

James A Casada, edited by Jim Casada, Archibald Rutledge
Captures the lure and lore of the wary creature once proposed as the U.S. national bird During the first half of the twentieth century, Archibald Rutledge hunted wild turkeys in the woodlands surrounding his ancestral South Carolina plantation. He became wise in the ways of the wary creature and wrote prolifically about the sport. In this collection, noted outdoor writer Jim Casada gathers thirty-four of Rutledge's...

Among the Nightmare Fighters

Diederik Oostdijk
In the first comprehensive study of the American male poets of World War II, Diederik Oostdijk gives voice to the literary men still considered to be a part of the Silent Generation. Focusing not only on soldier poets, but also on conscientious objectors and those deemed unfit for military service, Among the Nightmare Fighters sheds light on the struggles faced by writers—including Randall Jarrell, Anthony Hecht, Robert Lowell, Howard Nemerov, William Stafford and...

An Antebellum Plantation Household

Anne Sinkler Whaley Leclercq
At the age of nineteen Emily Wharton married Charles Sinkler and moved eight hundred miles from her Philadelphia home to a cotton plantation in an isolated area in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In monthly letters to her northern family, she recorded keen observations about her adopted home, and in a receipt book she assembled a trusted collection of culinary and medicinal recipes reflecting...