Trending This Month: October

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this reading list of the most viewed books on our website this month.

Together: The Amazing Story of Carolina Basketball’s 2021-2022 Season by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, Matt Bowers

“This team was special. They will never forget what they accomplished this year. And they created them together.”—from the foreword by Head Coach Hubert Davis

White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America by Anthea Butler

“Show[s] how evangelicals’ contemporary embrace of right-wing politics is rooted in its centuries-long problem with race. This scathing takedown of evangelicalism’s ‘racism problem’ will challenge evangelicals to confront and reject racism within church communities.”—Publishers Weekly

“A concise history of the racism that structures white evangelical Christianity in America.”—Library Journal

A Compact History of Latin America’s Cold War by Vanni Pettinà

“Convincingly advances the notion that any good analysis of the Cold War in Latin America should acknowledge the fact that the global bifurcation of the world along conflicting ideologies and economic projects was paralleled in Latin America by an internal rivalry [Pettinà] calls an internal fracture. . . . An innovative study perfectly suited for classroom use.”—The Latin Americanist

“An excellent book.”—Patrick Iber, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Making Our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia by Emily Hilliard

“West Virginia has long deserved a book like Hilliard’s delightfully written guide, which showcases the breadth and diversity of its cultural practices and centers the imaginations of those who produced them. With deep commitment to both place and field, Making Our Future is sure to be a lasting model of public scholarship at its most inventive.” —Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965 by Kelly Lytle Hernández

Selected for the National Book Foundation’s 2020-2021 Literature for Justice Reading List

2018 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies Association

2018 James A. Rawley Prize, Organization of American Historians

2018 Robert G. Athearn Award, Western History Association

2018 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation