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ON BECOMING CUBAN: Identity, Nationality, and Culture
by Louis A. Perez, Jr.
A sweeping story that reveals the rich cultural ties between Cuba and the United States and their startling influence on the way Cubans see themselves as a people and as a nation. "A long-needed history of Cuban-American relations. Thorough and engrossing, this book should enlighten many a reader." --Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. 0-8078-2487-9 University of North Carolina Press, $39.95 HC

WILLIAM FAULKNER: The Making of a Modernist
by Daniel J. Singal
"A well-written, well-argued, original approach to Faulkner's life and work, revolving around the conflict between the Victorian/Cavalier ideology he inherited and the Modernism he not only chose but helped bring to its supreme manifestation." --Donald Kartiganer, coeditor of Faulkner and Psychology. "[A] persuasive intellectual biography....A worthwhile introduction to Faulkner [and his times]." --Kirkus Reviews. 0-8078-4831-X University of North Carolina Press, $18.95 PB

ROBERT GWATHMEY: The Life and Art of a Passionate Observer
by Michael Kammen
A compelling portrait of American artist Robert Gwathmey (1903-1988), the prominent Social Realist best remembered for his paintings of African Americans. Gwathmey, a lifelong activist against social injustice, was under FBI surveillance for nearly thirty years. 296 pp., 8-1/2" x 10"; 48 color & 67 b&w illus. 0-8078-4779-8 University of North Carolina Press, $24.95 PB

RADIO FREE DIXIE: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power
by Timothy B. Tyson
This riveting biography of Robert F. Williams takes readers into the heart of the Civil Rights Movement through an examination of one of its most devoted, yet misunderstood activists. Tyson's portrayal reveals the depth and intensity of the struggle for black freedom and social injustice. 432 pp. 33 illus. 0-8078-2502-6 University of North Carolina Press, $29.95 PB

HENRY STEEL COMMAGER: Midcentury Liberalism and the History of the Present
by Neil Jumonville
A highly acclaimed biography of one of the century's most important historians. By exploring Commager's unusual role as both a well-respected academic and a powerful and politically charged public speaker, Jumonville probes the dynamic space of academia and political identity, ultimately questioning the civic and intellectual responsibilities of scholars to society. 346 pp. 16 illus. 0-8078-2448-8 University of North Carolina Press, $49.95 PB

COLORBLIND INJUSTICE: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction
by J. Morgan Kousser
An illuminating and controversial view of racial gerrymandering and the fight for minority voting rights. With a historical perspective, Kousser uses case studies and in-depth analysis to build an argument against the institutions of American government, claiming that they have shaped and perpetuated tenuous race relations in the U.S. 624 pp. 0-8078-4738-0 University of North Carolina Press, $29.95 PB

STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845
by Catherine A. Brekus
Brekus recovers the lives and work of both black and white women preachers and traces the forgotten history of their attempts to forge a tradition of female religious leadership in America. Outspoken, visionary, and sometimes contentious, these women stepped into the pulpit long before twentieth-century battles over female ordination began. 464 pp. 23 illus. 0-8078-4745-3 University of North Carolina Press, $17.95 PB

by Linda Przybyszewski
An innovative biography of the sole dissenter from Plessy v. Ferguson. By delving into the public and private contradictions of famed Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911), Przybyszewski sheds light not only on this complicated man, but on the nature of the American Judicial system itself. 304 pp. 16 illus. 0-8078-4789-5 University of North Carolina Press, $19.95 PB

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