New This Week

April is here and it’s the first New Books Tuesday of the month! Check out these titles that are officially on-sale now wherever books are sold. Plus, don’t forget you can see everything new this month including new paperbacks on our Hot Off the Press page or sign up for our monthly e-news to get updates on new titles in your inbox.

Book cover for North Carolina's Roadside Eateries by D. G. Martin

North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries: A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners, and Barbecue Joints, Revised & Expanded edition by D. G. Martin

A Southern Gateways Guide

D. G. Martin is back with a fully updated edition of his beloved guide, ready to help Tar Heels and visitors alike find the places locals love to eat.

  • Features locally owned and community favorites
  • Covers a range of food tastes from BBQ and traditional southern fare to Mexican food and Laotian cuisine
  • Introduces the restaurant owners and locals who make these places unique
  • Includes current contact information, hours, and directions
  • Recommends nearby points of interest to explore after eating
Book cover for On the Swamp by Ryan

On the Swamp: Fighting for Indigenous Environmental Justice by Ryan Emanuel

“Ryan Emanuel takes you on a fascinating journey through time on his Lumbee homelands, focusing on contemporary tribal environmental protections efforts. The Lumbee tribe’s quest to preserve their natural environment and water is a valuable story of how many tribes try to mitigate the risk of climate change while knowing they’ll bear a greater burden of ecological harm for all of society. Emanuel captures in beautiful detail how tribes use traditional values around caretaking the environment while asserting their sovereignty.”—Karen Diver, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

“This book is an extraordinary study of environmental and Indigenous history. Exhaustively researched and truly captivating.”—Steven Semken, Arizona State University

Book cover for DARE to say no by Max Felker-Kantor

DARE to Say No: Policing and the War on Drugs in Schools by Max Felker-Kantor

“Intriguing social chronicle of the DARE anti-drug education program . . . . An approachable consideration of an unexamined aspect of the failed war on drugs . . . . evenhanded.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Max Felker-Kantor’s illuminating and highly original study demonstrates how the DARE program mirrored the LAPD’s racialized practices and how the ‘soft’ war on drugs undergirded the expansion of the carceral state. DARE to Say No will forever change the way we think about the war on drugs.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Book cover for Cold War Country by Joseph M. Thompson

Cold War Country: How Nashville’s Music Row and the Pentagon Created the Sound of American Patriotism by Joseph Thompson

“Thompson’s Cold War Country will not only transform scholarly discussions around country music, but it will make a crucial contribution to larger conversations about popular culture, the political history of the South, and the United States in the twentieth century. It is a model for the kind of scholarship that anyone who wants to work on music or pop culture can benefit from.”—Charles Hughes, author of Country Soul: Making Music and Race in the American South

Cold War Country follows the money to explain in rich, shocking detail the genesis of a phenomenon—the marriage of country music and the military—that even experts usually take for granted.” —Natalie Weiner, writer and cofounder of Don’t Rock the Inbox

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Creatures of Fashion: Animals, Global Markets, and the Transformation of Patagonia by John Soluri

“A history of animals and fashion that has it all—from seals to sheep and desire to power. This is a stunning read.”—Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University

“Soluri expertly interweaves histories of Indigenous displacement, settler colonialism, global migration, and commodity production in this sober account; it is a stellar model of environmental history and animal studies.”—Sharika Crawford, United States Naval Academy

boo cover for The Carceral City by John Bardes

The Carceral City: Slavery and the Making of Mass Incarceration in New Orleans, 1803-1930 by John Bardes

“Exceptionally well written, both smart and smooth. Although a history of Louisiana institutions, it is far more engaging, through its use of primary sources, than the bulk of the scholarship on punishment and incarceration.”—Jeff Forret, Lamar University

“Bardes’s book is poised to make an important contribution to our understanding of criminal justice, state formation, and slavery—and how they related to each other. With so much of the work on American mass incarceration focused on the twentieth century, The Carceral City will shift our focus back to the nineteenth century, when the first of what Bardes calls two eras of mass incarceration occurred.”—Adam Malka, University of Oklahoma

Book cover for American Literary Misfits by D. Berton Emerson

American Literary Misfits: The Alternative Democracies of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Print Cultures by D. Berton Emerson

“Emerson offers fascinating, unexpected readings of popular fictions usually classed as regional, sloppy, or weird—as ‘misfits’—within US literary history. A lively, original work.”—Hester Blum, Penn State University

“Raising timely questions about the sustainability of American democracy, Emerson provides an account of an unruly, chaotic, and local form of political being in the nineteenth-century United States. This will be an important work for all those interested in how the American political experiment shaped its emergent aesthetics.”—Edward Sugden, King’s College London