New This Month: May

Happy May! We have a bunch of new books publishing this month. You can find the full list, including any new in paperbacks, on our Hot Off the Press page. Plus, if you want updates in your inbox every month about new titles and what’s happening at UNC Press you can sign up for our monthly eNews.

Book cover for An Army Afire by Beth Bailey

An Army Afire: How the US Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era by Beth Bailey

“A detailed examination of the U.S. Army’s efforts to address “the problem of race” in the late 1960s and early ’70s . . . . [Bailey’s] in-depth reporting on the Army’s attempts to “assess and address Black soldiers’ complaints” sheds light on what was accomplished, as well as how far there is left to go. It’s a valuable study of the challenges to institutional reform.”—Publishers Weekly

“Bailey’s account of the way the army responded to the growing crisis is original and informative.”—Eric Foner, London Review of Books

Book cover for A New History of the American South edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage

A New History of the American South edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Laura F. Edwards and Jon Sensbach, associate editors

A Ferris & Ferris Book

“An important book for anyone interested in Southern history . . . . this is the book to read.”—Kirkus Reviews(STARRED review)

“The thought-provoking and expert essays represent expansive views of Southern history. . . . Drawing parallels between the past and present, [these essays] eschew easy narratives to capture the contradictions of Southern life.”—Foreword Reviews

Book cover for Dreamland by Carly Goodman

Dreamland: America’s Immigration Lottery in an Age of Restriction by Carly Goodman

“A well-reasoned, evenhanded account of the immigration system . . . . Goodman offers a strong defense for the visa lottery, which is not weighted by country, allowing immigrants from all over Africa.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Essential reading for those interested in the past and future of U.S. immigration policy.”—Library Journal

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

Book Cover for Country Capitalism by Bart Elmore

Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet by Bart Elmore

A Ferris & Ferris Book

“. . . . Even-handed, informative . . . . A compelling argument that companies are willing but not eager to fight climate change.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This engaging and important book reveals how five of today’s most influential global corporations developed from common roots in the US South and are implicated in exacerbating ecological change, especially climate warming.”—Ellen Griffith Spears, author of Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town

Book cover for Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe by Eric L. Muller

Layer, Jailer, Ally, Foe: Complicity and Conscience in America’s World War II Concentration Camps by Eric L. Muller

“Vivid. . . . For readers interested in human rights, concentration camps, or the legal history of this period, this is an important work.”—Library Journal

“A fascinating and detailed account of one of America’s darkest chapters. Through the eyes and work of three dedicated lawyers we see the struggles of Japanese American citizens stripped of their dignity and rights and locked away simply because of their race.”—John Grisham

Book cover for Theater of a Separate War by Thomas W. Cutrer

Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865 by Thomas W. Cutrer

“Cutrer’s work is an important addition to Civil War literature, with some interesting twists.”—America’s Civil War

“Cutrer has expertly written a compelling narrative that will become a standard source on the subject.”—Journal of the Civil War Era

Book cover for The Future of Rock & Roll by Robin James
The Future of Rock & Roll: 97X WOXY and the Fight for True Independence by Robin James
Book cover for Teaching Public History Edited by Julia Brock , Evan Faulkenbury
Teaching Public History Edited by Julia Brock and Evan Faulkenbury
Book cover for A City Without Care  By Kevin McQueeney
A City Without Care: 300 Years of Racism, Health Disparities, and Health Care Activism in New Orleans by Kevin McQueeney
Book cover for Radical Prescription by Kelly Urban
Radical Prescription: Citizenship and the Politics of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-Century Cuba by Kelly Urban
Book cover for Making the Green Revolution by Timothy W. Lorek
Making the Green Revolution: Agriculture and Conflict in Colombia by Timothy W. Lorek
Book cover for Higher Education for All by Andrew Stone Higgins
Higher Education for All: Racial Inequality, Cold War Liberalism, and the California Master Plan by Andrew Stone Higgins
Book cover for Convicting the Mormons by Janiece Johnson
Convicting the Mormons: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in American Culture by Janiece Johnson