Would you like to take a look at a digital download or buy a copy of a Center publication, based on our First Annual Community Book Club in April 2017?

Follow the link to check out Why Does No One in My Books Look Like Me? TOBE and Ongoing Questions about Race, Representation, and Identityhttps://www.uncpress.org/…/why-does-no-one-in-my-books-loo…/

Thanks to UNC Press Office of Scholarly Publishing Services, Atkins Library, the Charlotte Teachers Institute, and the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

2020 Levine Lecture: "The Fighter and the Victim: Two Enslaved Women in the Life of Frederick Douglass"

   January 7, 2020

Join us for the Center for the Study of the New South's Annual Levine Lecture, this year featuring  Dr. Bill Andrews of UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Andrews will discuss his book, Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865 (2019; New York: Oxford University Press). The lecture will be held at the Levine Museum of the New South 200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202. The title of his lecture is "The Fighter and the Victim: Two Enslaved Women in the Life of Frederick Douglass...

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Book Signing: John David Smith

   November 5, 2019

Come join us as Center faculty member John David Smith signs his new book, Dear Delia The Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), on campus next Wednesday at 3PM in the Popp Martin Student Union. 

“This revealing collection of letters is one of the best windows one will ever find into the everyday reality and the horror of the Civil War. Larson and Smith illuminate this remarkable story; the letters themselves take us deep into Young's values, honesty, racial views, contempt for slackers and...

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Center/Botanical Gardens' Historical Trail to Interpret Cultures

   October 22, 2019

The Center for the Study of the New South is excited to be able to help tell North Carolina's story through the "Walking Through Carolina: An Outdoor Living Exhibit" project - coming Fall 2020. Thank you to the North Carolina Humanities Council for funding this work. Please visit this link to learn more: 


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Book Talk: Elizabeth Herbin-Triant's Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods

   October 2, 2019

Please join us on November 7 at 4PM in Atkins Library's Halton Reading Room for Dr. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant's talk about her hot off the press book: Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods (Columbia Press, 2019). Dr. Herbin-Triant is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. 

We'll have hot chocolate and cookies following her discussion.

All are welcome! Sponsored by the Center, Atkins Library, and the Capitalism Studies Minor.

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Levine Lecture: What We Remember, What We Forget, and Why

   February 11, 2019

Noted author – scholar Timothy B. Tyson, winner of the Best Book of 2017 from both the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio for his book The Blood of Emmett Till, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s 2019 Levine Lecture on Thursday, March 14. His topic will be “What We Remember, What We Forget, and Why,” examining the place of North Carolina, “the Old North State,” in a more diverse, contemporary New South.

The annual Levine Lecture is created by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Center for the Study of the New South and presented in partnership...

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Coming Dec. 4th: Malinda Maynor Lowery Paints Dynamic History Of NC’s Lumbee Tribe

   December 4, 2018

The sweeping story of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest Native American Tribe east of the Mississippi River, sheds new light on America’s defining moments through the complex lens of Southern identity — juxtaposing American history as taught in our public schools with how it is taught at the dinner tables of the Lumbee people.

The Lumbees have maintained their original homelands as well as their distinct identity as Indians in a biracial South, according to historian Malinda Maynor Lowery, a Lumbee, and author of The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle. But...

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Introducing ...The Southern Studies Minor at UNC Charlotte

   November 7, 2018

Southern Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the American South. The Minor in Southern Studies provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the region from historical, cultural, geographical, literary, political, and artistic perspectives, among others. Students gain knowledge and experience in critical thinking, writing, and reading, along with increased cultural awareness, through exposure to the many academic fields that anchor the study of the South. 

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New Course: History & Culture in the Deep South

   October 15, 2018

UNC Charlotte Students: Interested in studying the Deep South up close and personal over Spring Break? Want to visit museums, tour historic sites, and see places Mark Twain wrote about? Check out our new Spring Break course at the upcoming interest meeting, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd @ 5:30pm. WHERE: DENNY 217. 

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Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Modern Capitalism

   August 26, 2018


The start of a new semester means new, interesting talks. Come join the History faculty and friends for this event.

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Annual Levine Lecture, Challenges of Storytelling: ESPN's "Nature Boy" Ric Flair and Other Celebrities

   February 13, 2018

Award-winning documentarian Rory Karpf, whose most recent documentary work for ESPN, “Nature Boy,” focused on the complicated and controversial life of professional wrestling superstar Ric Flair, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s annual Levine Lecture on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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