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

Celebrate Earth Day with These Recent Releases

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year, to celebrate, we’ve compiled a recommended reading list of some of our recent Environmental Studies titles for you to enjoy. Creatures of Fashion: Animals, Global Markets, and the Transformation of Patagonia by John Soluri “Soluri’s unusual and interesting history of the region… Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Day with These Recent Releases

2024 Society for Military History Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the Society for Military History annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth to say hello to editor Debbie Gershenowitz and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! Congratulations to Beth Bailey! An Army Afire: How the US… Continue Reading 2024 Society for Military History Annual Meeting

2024 Latina/o Studies Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the Latina/o Studies Association annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our table to say hello to editor Andreína Fernández and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! And be sure to stop by on Friday from 3:30-4:30 pm… Continue Reading 2024 Latina/o Studies Association Annual Meeting

New This Week

Happy New Books Tuesday! This week we have a new Southern Gateways Guide and a book on the United Teachers of New Orleans, now available wherever books are sold. Check out our two new releases below. Discovering North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail: A Companion for Hikers and Armchair Explorers by Jerry Barker Building Power, Breaking Power: The United Teachers of New… Continue Reading New This Week

Big Government Country: An Excerpt From “Cold War Country”

The following is an excerpt of Cold War Country: How Nashville’s Music Row and the Pentagon Created the Sound of American Patriotism by Joseph M. Thompson, which is now available wherever books are sold. Big Government CountryConnie B. Gay and the Roots of Country Music Militarization Connie B. Gay used country music to build a media empire in the 1950s. His… Continue Reading Big Government Country: An Excerpt From “Cold War Country”

New This Week

Looking for some more titles to add to your never-ending TBR? With books on a rapper recording an album while on death row & the history of baseball integration in the Carolina’s you’re bound to enjoy this week’s new releases. Plus, don’t forget you can see everything new this month including new paperbacks on our Hot Off the Press page or sign up… Continue Reading New This Week

The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season—and the NC State Wolfpack—Transformed College Basketball

In an era when only one team per conference could compete, the dramatic defeat of coach John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins by the North Carolina State Wolfpack ended a decade of the Bruins’ dominance, fueled unprecedented national attention, and prompted the NCAA to expand the tournament field to a wider range of teams.  The following is an excerpt from The Road… Continue Reading The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season—and the NC State Wolfpack—Transformed College Basketball

2024 American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting

UNC Press is thrilled to be back in the exhibit hall at the American Society for Environmental History annual meeting this week in Denver, CO. We hope you’ll stop by our table to say hello to editor María Isela García and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth!… Continue Reading 2024 American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting

Doorway: An Excerpt from “A Question of Value”

The following is an excerpt from A Question of Value: Stories from the Life of an Auctioneer by Robert Brunk, founder of Brunk Auctions in Asheville, NC. Antiques and the Arts Weekly calls A Question of Value “one of the best books on collecting in many years.” and it’s available now wherever books are sold. DOORWAY There were hundreds, maybe… Continue Reading Doorway: An Excerpt from “A Question of Value”