Trending This Month: September

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

Resistance from the Right: Conservatives and the Campus Wars in Modern America by Lauren Lassabe Shepherd

“A thoroughly researched, revelatory political history with abundant relevance for today. . . . Shepherd presents compelling evidence for the ways that these groups, although a minority on campus, have exerted long-lasting influence.”—Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)

“Strong, unique, and well researched, this book addresses a major gap in the studies of American higher education in the protest era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.”—Linda Eisenmann, Wheaton College

The Vice President’s Black Wife: The Untold Life of Julia Chinn by Amrita Chakrabarti Myers (October 2023)

“The [fascinating] story of a remarkable woman who experienced freedom and slavery simultaneously . . . . Myers has conducted arduous research, and she ably introduces a little-known yet important figure in American history . . . . A valuable addition to antebellum history.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Illuminating . . . . Myers painstakingly pieces together this long-hidden history. The result is a revealing exploration of the intersection of race, gender, power, and property in 18th-century America.”—Publishers Weekly

High Bias: The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape by Marc Masters

“This accessible primer unravels past and present uses and misuses of cassettes. . . . Masters builds a generous lineage, where it is clear that as much as ‘sounds realign magnetic particles on a tape . . . the tape realigns your brain.'”—The Wire

“A thoroughly enjoyable romp . . . With energy, insight, and wit, Masters provides a welcome examination of an often overlooked cultural turning point.”—Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)

Making the Latino South: A History of Racial Formation by Cecilia Márquez

“Marquez’s field-changing history of the US South is the first to show us why racial diversity withincategories such as ‘Mexican’ or ‘Latino’ matters for the region’s past and future.”—Julie Weise, University of Oregon

“It is common to say that Latinos occupy every point along a racial spectrum from Black to White, but Cecilia Márquez brilliantly shows how the racial identity of Latinos is constructed in relation to these and other identities. The result is a stunningly original work on race in a storied region, with Latinos at the center.”–Geraldo L. Cadava, Northwestern University

Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South by Diane Flynt with a foreword by Sean Brock and Photographs by Angie Mosier

“Diane’s a brilliant mind, a passionate grower, and a generous writer; this book is a gift.”—Francis Lam, host, The Splendid Table

“Diane Flynt stands in a pivotal position within the core of “Apple-lachia,” which harbors the most diversity of apple varieties remaining in North America. If there were a Nobel Prize for advancing a kind of conservation you can taste, Diane Flynt would be blessed with that honor.”—Gary Paul Nabhan, ethnobotanist, author and MacArthur Grant recipient