Dixie Be Damned: New book by local authors, event June 8

In stock now!

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Come get your copy of this amazing book, just released on AK Press.

Join us on Monday, June 8th at 7:00 pm to hear local authors Saralee Stafford & Neal Shirley give a reading from their new book, Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South.

About The Book

In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labor to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated to include burning company property and looting company stores. This was one of the largest insurrections in US working-class history. It happened at the same time as the widely publicized northern labor war in Homestead, Pennsylvania. And it was largely ignored, then and now.

Dixie Be Damned engages seven similarly “hidden” insurrectionary episodes in Southern history to demonstrate the region’s long arc of revolt. Countering images of the South as pacified and conservative, this adventurous retelling presents history in the rough. Not the image of the South many expect, this is the South of maroon rebellion, wildcat strikes, and Robert F. Williams’s book Negroes with Guns, a South where the dispossessed refuse to quietly suffer their fate. This is people’s history at its best: slave revolts, multiracial banditry, labor battles, prison uprisings, urban riots, and more.

About The Authors

Neal Shirley grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and now lives in Durham, NC, where he is involved in several anti-prison initiatives and runs a small publishing project called the North Carolina Piece Corps.

Saralee Stafford was born in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Her recent political work has focused on connecting the struggles of street organizations with those of anarchists in the area. She teaches gender-related health in Durham, North Carolina.

Anti-Patriarchy Reading & Discussion Group

Adding to our array of regular events and meetings, a new reading and discussion group begins this April at Internationalist Books.

On 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 8:00pm, the Anti-Patriarchy Reading Group and Anarchist Salon will meet to discuss different texts.

April’s reading is Quiet Rumors. Come by the shop or check out the calendar and Facebook for updates on future selections and meetings.

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2015 Trans Month of Awareness Events Across the Triangle

Internationalist Books is proud to host a few of the events in April put together by an awesome coalition of folks in the Triangle.

Learn more here: http://transawareness.info/

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Queernival is coming on March 28th!

Support our collective members and friends of Internationalist who are part of this year’s awesome event!

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Queernival is a Southern Celebration of Youth Liberation! On March 28, youth of all ages, adult allies and organizations will come together to one space to celebrate, educate, organize, throw pies, and get our dance on! Join us for:

Youth Drag Performances
Open Mic
Youth Musicians and Teen Bands
Booths by local Gay-Straight Alliances and Multicultural Clubs
Delicious Local Food
Queer Carnival Games
Intergenerational Queer Family Lovespace!!

Saturday, March 28th

12:00 – 5:00

304 E. Trinity Ave., Durham NC

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