2024 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in person at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our table to browse our recent titles on display & to connect with our publishing partners, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always… Continue Reading 2024 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting

Listen to Insights From Academics on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

With recent episodes on conservative backlash against liberal education, the criminalization of immigration in North Carolina, Race and Law in the Creation of Puerto Rico, and more, you’re sure to learn something new on the UNC Press Presents podcast. Produced in partnership with the New Books Network, the podcast features authors talking about their books & areas of expertise. In this post… Continue Reading Listen to Insights From Academics on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Celebrating Independence with the US Constitution

As we prepare for a day full of barbecues, fireworks, family, and friends, let’s not forget the foundation upon which American independence rests: the US Constitution, which continues to shape our nation’s identity and guide its course. For those seeking a deeper understanding of this document, there’s no better time to delve into the wealth of academic scholarship dedicated to its history, meaning, and ongoing… Continue Reading Celebrating Independence with the US Constitution

Listen and Learn with UNC Press Audiobooks

Happy Audiobook Month! To celebrate and increase awareness of the legitimacy of audiobooks we’re excited to share this recommended listening list of some of our titles that are available in audiobook format. Audiobooks offer another window of accessibility and provide an additional outlet for people to consume the scholarship we publish. Browse this list of some of our popular titles… Continue Reading Listen and Learn with UNC Press Audiobooks

Juneteenth Reads: Exploring Slavery and Emancipation

Happy Juneteenth! Today we’re celebrating the emancipation of slavery in the US by reflecting on this crucial piece of American history. To help you learn more about the history of slavery and emancipation in the US we’ve compiled a reading list of some must-read titles, but you can also browse our full African American studies list here. Illusions of Emancipation:… Continue Reading Juneteenth Reads: Exploring Slavery and Emancipation

2024 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our table to browse our recent titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! Interconnections: The Global 20th Century (New Series) Join us in the exhibit hall on… Continue Reading 2024 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting

Histories of Conflict on College Campuses : A Reading List

UNC Press authors have written many books and articles on the topic of conflict and protest on college campuses over many decades. Below we’ve compiled a recommended reading list that underscores the history of politics, culture, conflict, racism, and many other complex issues that have arisen across college campuses throughout the United States. Browse the following recommended titles and others… Continue Reading Histories of Conflict on College Campuses : A Reading List

New This Week

It’s New Books Tuesday and we have new titles now available wherever books are sold! This week we have new southern gateways guides, a book on race and law in the creation of Puerto Rico, and a new Native American/Indigenous studies book that sheds light on the struggles and resilience of Native peoples across the Americas. Check out our new… Continue Reading New This Week

University of Pittsburgh Press Selects Longleaf Services for Fulfillment and Publishing Services

CHAPEL HILL, NC (June 1, 2024)—Longleaf Services is pleased to welcome the University of Pittsburgh Press as its newest fulfillment and publishing services client. University of Pittsburgh Press titles will be officially available from Longleaf beginning July 1, 2024. Peter Kracht, Director, University of Pittsburgh Press, commented: “We are very pleased to join the Longleaf family of academic presses. From… Continue Reading University of Pittsburgh Press Selects Longleaf Services for Fulfillment and Publishing Services

Dawn Durante becomes Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director at UNC Press

Dawn Durante has been named the Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director of the University of North Carolina Press. She will lead a department of twelve during a key growth period for the Press’s book program. She has been at the Press since 2022 after previously serving as the editor-in-chief at the University of Texas Press and as a senior editor at… Continue Reading Dawn Durante becomes Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director at UNC Press

Arrival Day: Celebrating Sun Ra 110 Years Later

One hundred and ten years ago today, the jazz visionary Sun Ra arrived on this planet in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Though Sun Ra would always claim extraterrestrial origins (he rejected the notion of a “birthday,” claiming May 22 only as his arrival day), he was in many ways shaped by the city of its youth and its thriving musical… Continue Reading Arrival Day: Celebrating Sun Ra 110 Years Later

Find Your Next Read on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

With recent episodes ranging from Haitian Vodou to Climate Change and natural disasters, you’ll be sure to learn something new or find your next read on the UNC Press Presents podcast. The podcast, produced in partnership with the New Books Network, features authors talking about their books & areas of expertise. In this post we’re highlighting a few of our most recent… Continue Reading Find Your Next Read on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Can a City Be Ethical?

The following is an excerpt from The Ethics of Cities: Shaping Policy for a Sustainable and Just Future by Timothy Beatley which is available wherever books are sold. Beatley deftly tackles a wide range of contemporary issues, like privacy and technology, and perennial issues, such as equity and democratic processes, with compelling detail. In this timely and impressive book, he… Continue Reading Can a City Be Ethical?

Lynching and Foul Murder: An Excerpt from The Violent World of Broadus Miller

The following is an excerpt from The Violent World of Broadus Miller: A Story of Murder, Lynch Mobs, and Judicial Punishment in the Carolinas by Kevin W. Young, which is available wherever books are sold. “Young offers insight into the day-to-day racism, violence, and fear that permeated the Carolinas. Thoroughly researched and meticulously documented, this gripping narrative is a truly… Continue Reading Lynching and Foul Murder: An Excerpt from The Violent World of Broadus Miller

2024 American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth to say hello to editor María García and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth. Studies in Social Medicine Series Series Editors:… Continue Reading 2024 American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting

AANHPI Heritage Month Reading List

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the role that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) have played in American history. In this blogpost you can explore a collection of our recent Asian American studies and Asian studies titles that would make perfect reading for AANHPI Month. See something… Continue Reading AANHPI Heritage Month Reading List

New This Week

It’s New Books Tuesday and we have a bunch of new books now available wherever books are sold. Keep scrolling to see everything new this week and don’t forget you can see everything new this month on our Hot Off the Press page or sign up for our monthly e-news to get updates on new titles in your inbox. What Jane Knew: Anishinaabe Stories… Continue Reading New This Week

Dive Deeper on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Join UNC Press authors and dive deeper into their books on the UNC Press Presents podcast. The podcast, produced in partnership with the New Books Network, features authors talking about their books & areas of expertise. In this post we’re highlighting some of our recent episodes but you can browse all episodes on the UNC Press Presents webpage, or wherever you get your… Continue Reading Dive Deeper on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

American Legion, Episode 1: An Excerpt from “Cracks in the Outfield Wall”

The following is an excerpt from Cracks in the Outfield Wall: The History of Baseball Integration in the Carolinas by Chris Holaday, which is now available wherever books are sold. In the summer of 1934, six teams of high school–age boys met in Gastonia, North Carolina, for a three-day tournament to decide the Eastern Sectional Champion of American Legion baseball.… Continue Reading American Legion, Episode 1: An Excerpt from “Cracks in the Outfield Wall”

New This Week

Today is not only New Book Tuesday but it’s also World Book Day. So, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate, check out these new releases that are now available wherever books are sold. You can use code 01UNCP30 at checkout on uncpress.org to save 30% and free shipping on orders over $75. Financial Leadership for the Arts: Sustainable… Continue Reading New This Week