New This Month: December

Happy December! We’re excited to share all of the new books we have 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, sales, and what’s happening at UNC Press you can sign up for our monthly eNews.

Our Holiday Sale is happening this month so you can get all of these books (and more!) for 30% off plus free US shipping on orders over $75 with code 01UNCP30 at checkout.

Live From the Underground: A History of College Radio by Katherine Rye Jewell

“Jewell . . . chronicles the rise, fall, and legacy of college radio in this sprawling and richly detailed account. . . . [Live from the Underground] offers both an animated homage to college radio as a microcosm of American culture and reassurance for readers that the medium isn’t dead. It’s a fascinating deep dive.”—Publishers Weekly

“An interesting and insightful look at how this nationwide phenomenon has sculpted American culture. . . . Live from the Underground teaches us the importance of listening to college broadcasters while supporting their experimental stations as sites of free speech and free expression critical to our Democracy.”—Midwest Book Review

Between Two Worlds: Jewish War Brides after the Holocaust by Robin Judd

“A fresh perspective on the aftermath of trauma . . . . Drawing on rich archival sources, historian Judd makes her book debut with a sensitive, well-researched history of marriages between survivors of the Holocaust and American, British, and Canadian military personnel . . . . Judd’s stories of “loss, recovery, power, and unbelonging” stand as testimony to the triumph of survival.”—Kirkus Reviews

Between Two Worlds is terrific history. Drilling down on the unspooling lives of Jewish war brides and their servicemen fiancés/husbands, Between Two Worlds breaks entirely new ground.” —Debórah Dwork, director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity at the CUNY Graduate Center

Accommodating the Republic: Taverns in the Early United States by Kirsten E. Wood

“Wood has done an extraordinary job of perfecting such a complicated and sprawling historical explanation.”—John Lauritz Larson, author of Laid Waste! The Culture of Exploitation in Early America

“[Wood] significantly highlights the continuing importance of taverns to American culture and politics.”—Charlene Boyer Lewis, author of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic

Feeding New Orleans: Celebrity Chefs and Reimagining Food Justice by  Jeanne K. Firth

“Well written and engaging throughout, Feeding New Orleans illustrates that you can’t divorce food from larger issues of food access, displacement, labor conditions, and inequality in creative communities. Using the rise of celebrity chef philanthropy in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans as a case study, she examines how such charitable acts become a major driver of development—and the issues of inequality and longevity that such trends raise.”—Deborah Harris, Texas State University

“This book provides a persuasive and original study of how race, gender, and American’s consumer culture affect restaurants, food, and philanthropy. . . .”—David Beriss, University of New Orleans

Bundok: A Hinterland History of Filipino America by Adrian De Leon

“A beautifully written and brilliant retelling of the history of Filipino America. De Leon’s work deserves widespread attention from readers interested in Asian American history, US history, Indigenous histories, and histories of race and empire.”—Simeon Man, University of California, San Diego

“This impressive, ambitious book promises to open new lines of conversation between Asian American studies, Indigenous studies, and settler colonial studies. De Leon blends sophisticated theoretical analysis with fluent prose in a way that undergraduate students as well as scholars will appreciate.”—David Aiona Chang, University of Minnesota

White Man’s Work: Race and Middle-Class Mobility into the Progressive Era by Joseph O. Jewell

“People need this book; at a time when as a nation there is more blending and blurring, people are holding on to white supremacy for many reasons. Jewell engagingly demonstrates how white middle-class people made efforts to sharpen racial lines, especially targeting men of color and mixed-race men during the late nineteenth century.”—Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware

“Jewell weaves together theory and historical narrative, using stories and scandals to illustrate the connection between the brightening and blurring of racial boundaries and the category of the ‘middle class’ in the late nineteenth century. . . . This lively and readable text makes a significant contribution to important discussions in sociology and American history.” —Brian Donovan, University of Kansas

Watergate, 1973-1974 by John M. Parrish

Watergate, 1973–1974 explores America’s most dramatic constitutional crisis of the twentieth century: the investigation of the Watergate burglary. The scandal brought the nation’s political system to the brink of disaster: the US president had defied established norms of democracy, and his enemies and allies alike struggled to hold together the country’s fragile constitutional order. 

In the game, students portray members of Congress,journalists, and key figures from the Nixon administration, all seeking to advance their faction’s goals while also seeking a way to resolve the Watergate crisis.