Trending this Month: January

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

Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South by Sarah McNamara (April 2023

“Sarah McNamara brings a dedication to historical craft—a fealty to the archives as well as command of oral history as practice and praxis. Writing with passion and precision, she always ensures that her interpretations are solidly grounded in primary sources. Ybor City will become a benchmark work in Latino history, labor studies, and the U.S. South.”—Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California, Irvine

“Sarah McNamara offers important new stories about racial, class, and gender politics in this often-forgotten city of the Jim Crow South.”—Julio Capó Jr., Florida International University

Dreamland: America’s Immigration Lottery in an Age of Restriction by Carly Goodman (May 2023)

Dreamland is a brilliant exploration of U.S. immigration at the close of the twentieth century.”—Nicole Hemmer, author of Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s

“This sharp, deeply researched book tells a fresh story about immigration—one we badly need to hear.”—Daniel Immerwahr, author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

Unmoored: The Search for Sincerity in Colonial America by Ana Schwartz

“Focusing on the misfits and resisters to Puritan self-fashioning, Schwartz uncovers a pervasive biopoetic fantasy of realness. These sharp readings offer new approaches to familiar figures like Bradstreet, Wigglesworth, and Rowlandson and introduce us to an understudied cast of unforgettable characters, including enslaved and Indigenous people, who are the collateral damage of the American project.”—Ivy Schweitzer, Dartmouth College

Unmoored is a stunner. . . This book is one of the most sophisticated, interdisciplinary studies I have ever read in this considerably sophisticated, interdisciplinary field.”—Jordan Alexander Stein, Fordham University

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, second Edition by William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

2021 Lillian Smith Book Award

2021 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Book Prize

2020 Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association

2021 Best Book Awards in Social Change Category, American Book Fest

Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South by Barbara Krauthamer

“Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”—Choice

“In this compelling study Krauthamer successfully demonstrates black Americans’ struggle for their liberation and subsequent rights as citizens.”—Southern Historian

“Krauthamer’s study utilizes a wide variety of sources that weave together social, political, legal, racial, and indigenous history in important ways.”—Journal of Interdisciplinary History