New in Paperback for Spring 2022

The following titles are all newly available in paperback from your favorite bookseller. And, if purchasing direct from UNC Press, take 40% off during our 100th Anniversary Sale using promo code 01DAH40 at checkout, and ground shipping is free on U.S. orders that are $75+ (also good on any print book, as well as preorders; a few restrictions apply).


Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967
By Jas Obrecht
“Jas Obrecht captures the frenzy and the excitement of the most extraordinary moment in rock guitar’s history, when Jimi Hendrix reinvents the electric guitar, becomes an international superstar, and stuns his contemporaries into humble self-reevaluation. Each chapter is full of wonderful stories, details, and revelations about Jimi’s surprising yet inevitable journey to stardom. I know I’ll be re-reading this book for years.”—Joe Satriani

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
By Kevin M. Levin
“Excellent. . . . a bracing corrective, a slender yet vital volume in the growing library of texts dedicated to dispelling white supremacist talking points.”—New Republic

The Young Lords: A Radical History
By Johanna Fernández

“Richly documented, beautifully written, and brutally honest, this book moves the Young Lords from the margins of the New Left and Puerto Rican nationalism to the very epicenter of global struggles against racism, imperialism, and patriarchy and for national self-determination, medical justice, reproductive rights, and socialism. A work as monumental and expansive as the Young Lords’ vision of revolution.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia
By Bernard L. Herman

“A magnificent book. . . . [Herman’s] easily flowing, descriptive prose takes center stage. This publication is fun, enlightening and significant and overall it’s an Eastern Shore encyclopedia — emphasizing people, places and foods. . . . Take time to read, cook and enjoy this tasty morsel.”—Virginia Gazette

Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights
By Richard A. Rosen & Joseph Mosnier

“This first biography of Chambers captures his personality, character, and self-effacing determination. . . . Though books on legal topics are hardly known for their readability, this one is an exception. More than a simple biography of a lawyer, this account chronicles an entire law firm and how civil rights are achieved in the real world. Verdict: Essential.”—Library Journal, Starred Review

Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina
By Philip Gerard

“Equal parts historical survey, river adventure and nature walk, it’s a fascinating trip down North Carolina’s most storied river.”—News & Observer