Trending This Month: July

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 Bonds of Alliance by Brett Rushforth

Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France by Brett Rushforth

Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

2013 Merle Curti Award in Social History, Organization of American Historians

2013 FEEGI Biennial Book Prize, Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction

2013 Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize, French Colonial Historical Society

“A brilliant, bold, and remarkable journey into the Indian slave system of New France.”—American Historical Review

book cover for Edible North Carolina edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris and K. C. Hysmith, with photography by Master Miller.

Edible North Carolina: A Journey across a State of Flavor Edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris. Associate Editor, K. C. Hysmith. Photography by Baxter Miller. Foreword by Vivian Howard

“The book’s appeal transcends any one state. It’s a gorgeous collection of articles, photographs and recipes that capture and celebrate the distinctiveness of regional culinary traditions, and it’s an epicurean voyeur’s delight.”—Frank Bruni, New York Times

“North Carolina’s food scene is shining bright, and here’s the book for the moment.”—News & Observer

book cover for At the Threshold of Liberty by Tamika Y. Nunley

At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. by Tamika Y. Nunley

2021 Letitia Woods Brown Prize, Association for Black Women Historians

2022 Pauli Murray Book Prize, African American Intellectual History Society

2021 Mary Kelley Prize, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

Honorable Mention, 2022 Darlene Clark Hine Award, Organization of American Historians

Finalist, 2022 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Book Prize

“A focused study on the way that Black women have transcended slavery. . . . Well-researched.”—Library Journal

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

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

“An important book for anyone interested in Southern history. . . . The book’s contributors brilliantly integrate the contents of their separate chapters, each on a distinct era, into a taut, analytical narrative. Throughout, their voices and styles cohere in striking fashion. . . . To learn of the South’s past as it is viewed today by leading historians, this is the book to read.”—Kirkus Reviews(STARRED review)

“A multifaceted narrative of the Southern United States, from histories of the African diaspora and Indigenous Americans to cultural, economic and environmental trends.”—New York Times Book Review