Recent UNC Press Presents Podcast Episodes

Find your next read on the UNC Press presents podcast. Produced in partnership with the New Books Network, the podcast features interviews with UNC Press authors about their booksIn this post we’re highlighting some of our recent episodes but you can browse all episodes and stream directly from the UNC Press Presents webpage, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Andrew C. McKevitt in conversation with Susan Liebell on his book Gun Country: Gun Capitalism, Culture, and Control in Cold War America

The United States has more guns than people – a condition that is “unprecedented in world history.” In Gun Country Dr. Andrew McKevitt investigates how and when the guns arrived–and why so many people bought them.

In this episode Trent Masiki, author of The Afro-Latino Memoir: Race, Ethnicity, and Literary Interculturalism, is in conversation with Reighan Gillam.

Using interpretive strategies and historical methods from literary and cultural studies, Masiki shows how Afro-Latino memoir writers often turn to the African American experience as a model for articulating their Afro-Latinidad.

A conversation with Wayne E. Lee, author of The Cutting-Off Way: Indigenous Warfare in Eastern North America, 1500–1800, and Paul Starobin.

How did Native Americans make war, not with European settlers, but amongst themselves? This episode begins with Lee’s explanation of the ‘cutting-off’ style of fight and retreat that characterized this method of warfare and proceeds to an understanding of the root causes of war among Native Americans including the imperative of “blood revenge.”

Elena Schneider talks about her award-winning book The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade and Slavery in the Atlantic World with Alejandra Bronfman.

Histories of the British occupation of Havana in 1762 have focused on imperial rivalries and the actions and decisions of European planters, colonial officials, and military officers. In The Occupation of Havana she restores the central roles of enslaved Africans in all stages of the story.

In this episode, Katherine M. Marino, author of Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement, is in conversation with Lilian Calles Barger.

In her book, Marino follows the many Latin American and Caribbean women in the first half of the century who not only championed feminism for the continent but also contributed to defining the meaning of international human rights.