Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years: Part 5

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. This month marks the end of our centennial year celebration and the final installment of our Iconic Books blog post series. This series looks back at the titles we’ve published and highlights our most influential and iconic books. Find the first four installations in our Iconic Books blog series here.

The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation by Thavolia Glymph

2021 Albert J. Beveridge Award, American Historical Association

2021 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, American Historical Association

2021 Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award, Organization of American Historians

2021 Darlene Clark Hine Award, Organization of American Historians

2021 Mary Nickliss Prize, Organization of American Historians

2021 Tom Watson Brown Book Award, Society of Civil War Historians

2021 John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Finalist, 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History

2019 National Book Award Finalist

2020 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, Organization of American Historians

2020 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award, Organization of American Historians

2020 James A. Rawley Prize, Organization of American Historians

2020 Pauli Murray Book Prize, African American Intellectual History Society

A 2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana, updated paperback edition by William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

2015 Douglas Dillon Award, American Academy of Diplomacy

Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year

2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

“Challenging the prevailing narrative of U.S.-Cuba relations, this book investigates the history of the secret, and often surprising, dialogue between Washington and Havana. . . . Suggest[s] that the past holds lessons for future negotiators.”—The New Yorker

The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle by Malinda Maynor Lowery

“An extremely valuable work for anyone interested in race, human rights, or Native American studies.”—Library Journal

“Ideal for American history buffs, this rich history explores familiar American periods of turmoil through the singular experience of the Lumbee Indian community.”—Publishers Weekly

“An excellent historical account of the many struggles Lumbee people experience, while remaining a proud people determined to retain their identity as Indians.”—Western Historical Quarterly

Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, second edition by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians

Lerner-Scott Dissertation Prize in U.S. Women’s History, Organization of American Historians

Heyman Prize, Yale University

Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, Southern Association for Women Historians

James A. Rawley Prize, Organization of American Historians

“A wonderful analysis of the roles of race, class, and gender in Southern politics prior to the 1900s”—Journal of Women’s History

Visit our centennial page for more info about our 100th anniversary.