#CharlottesvilleCurriculum, #CharlottesvilleSyllabus: UNC Press edition

Over the past few days, UNC Press (like many of our sister presses) has received an influx of requests from readers for books that provide context around the tragic events in Charlottesville. UNC Press has a longstanding commitment to publish books that examine histories of racial violence. Many of our authors over the years have given especially deep consideration to way the Civil War era is remembered and commemorated in the South and the nation as a whole—a question once more at the center of public debate and struggle.

We hope the list of books shared here serves as a resource for all those seeking deeper understanding and sound engagement with historical evidence. The list is by no means comprehensive, and we hope you’ll check this list here and on our website in the coming days as new titles are added. We also encourage readers to watch for the hashtag #ReadUP on social media, where university presses continue to highlight work that can promote fuller understanding of our past and present.

Karen L. Cox: Dreaming of Dixie Prince: Stories of the South Janney: Burying the Dead but Not the Past

Janney: Remembering the Civil War Brundage: Where these memories grow Brown: Civil War Canon

Horton: slavery and public history Reardon: pickett's charge in history and memory rubin: through the heart of dixie

Elaine Frantz Parsons: Ku-Klux Barkun: religion and the racist right Fahs: the memory of the civil war in american culture

yuhl: a golden haze of memory Powell: troubled memory Tiya Miles: Tales from the Haunted South

Denson: Monuments to absence blair: cities of the dead Marshall: creating a confederate kentucky

gallagher: causes won lost forgotten gasaway: progressive evangelicals  gannon: won cause

The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War (Movie Edition), by Victoria E. Bynum bynum: the long shadow of the civil war Eagles: civil rights, culture wars

Des Jardins: women and the historical enterprise in america

Easily and quickly request exam and desk copies online by visiting any of the books’ pages above. If you need assistance in choosing the right texts for your course, we’d be glad to help, contact us here.

We’re happy to offer a 40 percent discount on book purchases, and if your order totals $75, the shipping is free.  Simply enter promo code 01DAH40 at checkout to receive your discount.

For other relevant resources, follow #CharlottesvilleCurriculum and #CharlottesvilleSyllabus, and read the Charlottesville Curriculum.