Trending This Month: February

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

Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition by Robin D. G. Kelley

Elliott Rudwick Prize, Organization of American Historians

Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America

Francis Butler Simkins Award, Southern Historical Association

“A fascinating and indispensable contribution to the history of American radicalism and to black history.”—Nation

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

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

“An important overview of the lives of African and African American peoples who played relevant, active roles in United States affairs, adeptly navigated tribal and United States federal bureaucracy, and effectively articulated their views on race and identity.”—Ohio Valley History

“A rich and meaningful work from a significant era of national history.”—Tennessee Libraries

Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California by Donna Jean Murch

2011 Phillis Wheatley Book Prize, Northeast Black Studies Association

2011 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

“A provocative reinterpretation of the origins of the Black Panther Party in Oakland. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice

“Creates an important framework of analysis of local black radical politics by placing higher education and southern black migrants as central to its development.”—Pacific Historical Review

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

Finalist, 2020 Museum of African American History Stone Book Award

A 2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition, Revised and Updated Third Edition by Cedric J. Robinson

“A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of black radical thought.”—Cornel West, Monthly Review

Black Marxism has become an unlikely handbook for a new generation of radicals and activists.”—London Review of Books

“Robinson demonstrates very clearly . . . the ability of the black tradition to transcend national boundaries and accommodate cultural, religious and ‘racial’ differences. Indeed, he shows that, in a sense, it has emerged out of the transformation of these differences.”—Race and Class