This Week’s New Books: Between North and South, The Sovereign Citizen, and Capricious Fancy

Between North and South
Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism

Brett Gadsden

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 illus.

Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4443-4 | $45.00 | £29.50

Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0797-2 | $45.00 | £29.50

A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

Between North and South chronicles the three-decades-long struggle over segregated schooling in Delaware, a key border state and important site of civil rights activism and white reaction, that despite concerted white opposition to reforms produced one of the most progressive desegregation remedies in the nation.

The Sovereign Citizen
The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic

Patrick Weil

224 pages | 6 x 9

Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-2212-8 | $34.95 | £23.00

Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0621-0 | $34.95 | £23.00

A volume in the Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism series

Present-day Americans may feel secure in their citizenship, but there was a time when citizens could be denationalized. Patrick Weil examines the twentieth-century legal procedures, causes, and enforcement of denaturalization to illuminate an important and neglected dimension of American citizenship, sovereignty, and federal authority.

Capricious Fancy
Capricious Fancy: Draping and Curtaining the Historic Interior, 1800-1930

Gail Caskey Winkler. Foreword by Roger Moss

408 pages | 9 1/2 x 11 | 293 color illus.

Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4322-2 | $85.00 | £55.50

Capricious Fancy chronicles the changes in American and European curtain and drapery styles from 1800 to 1930 resulting from the Industrial Revolution. This lavishly illustrated book contains 325 rare archival images and historical commentary from a leading historic preservation educator and practitioner.

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