Trending This Month: June

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

book cover for Black Slaves, Indian Masters by Barbara Krauthame

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

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

“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

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

book cover for Diners, Dudes, and Diets by Emily J. H. Contois

Diners, Dudes, & Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture by Emily J. H. Contois

“Contois offers a lens onto the recent past as well as the current food trends that fill our television screens, making it possible to be more critical of the way we approach food and the underlying assumptions of how gender is acted out through food media.”—Men & Masculinities

“A fascinating work of cultural studies that makes evident the continued power and threat of explicitly gendered food production and consumption in the 21st century.”—Library Journal

book cover for White Evangelical Racism by Anthea Butler

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

“[The] clear and forceful synthesis provides a useful entry point for evangelicals and non-evangelicals alike seeking to learn the history and contemporary reality of white evangelical political power in the United States.”—Library Journal

Awakening the Ashes: An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution by Marlene L. Daut (October 2023)

“By exposing the intellectual contributions of nineteenth-century Haitian scholars and leaders to our modern understanding of freedom and equality, Daut shows the ongoing racism of current intellectual genealogies and offers a new way of thinking about the fields of colonial and postcolonial studies.”—Julia Gaffield, author of Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution

“This powerful and necessary book challenges us to think differently about the global history of thought.”—Laurent Dubois, author of Haiti: The Aftershocks of History

book cover for From Here to Equality second edition by William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen

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