Trending this Month: November

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

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

A 2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

“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

Teaching Public History edited by Julia Brock and Evan Faulkenbury

Available May 2023

Teaching Public History is full of authentic humanity and a deep commitment to both student and instructor growth. The essays here reflect positively on the academically based public historians who are helping to develop new generations of professional practitioners and historically conscious citizens, confirming the notion that public history is one of the healthiest and most honest corners of higher education.”—Anne Mitchell Whisnant, Duke University

“With a myriad of voices and a unique mix of heartfelt reflections and candid meditations, this book aptly captures the complexity, nature, and critical importance of public history.”—M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, American University

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

Art of the State: Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina by Liza Roberts

Art of the State offers a sprawling, vital survey of North Carolina art now. . . . The book itself is impressively designed and rich with captivating images of art that are often paired with profiles of artists and collectors. These cutaway sections—separate from but interspersed with the main text—give the book the feel of a well-curated gallery, with individual pieces hanging on the wall and coalescing around a holistic theme.”—INDY Week

“An impressive overview of contemporary art in North Carolina, written by one of its most passionate supporters.”—Zoe Starling, NC State University’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Masters of Health: Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools by Christopher Willoughby

“This book is a meticulous autopsy of a ghoulish intellectual scandal. In this disturbing history of medical schools in the United States, we learn how debates over slavery, nature, and the origin of humankind played out on suffering bodies and desecrated corpses and imbued racist thought into the management of medicine.”—Vincent Brown, author of The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery

“Willoughby brilliantly illuminates how ideas about Black anatomical difference found an intellectual home in medical schools, becoming foundational to U.S. medical culture, pedagogy, and practice and to the politics of slavery, global capitalism, and imperialism.”—Dorothy Roberts, author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century