Listen and Learn with UNC Press Audiobooks

Happy Audiobook Month! To celebrate and increase awareness of the legitimacy of audiobooks we’re excited to share this recommended listening list of some of our titles that are available in audiobook format. Audiobooks offer another window of accessibility and provide an additional outlet for people to consume the scholarship we publish. Browse this list of some of our popular titles and maybe you’ll find your next great read.

Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics by Anastasia C. Curwood

“A well-rounded portrait of the late politician, who, half a century ago, helped set the tone for contemporary Black and feminist politics . . . A model political biography that all modern activists should read.”—Kirkus Reviews (*STARRED* review)

“A vivid biographical assessment of a remarkable woman, Anastasia Curwood reminds us of Chisholm’s legacy & makes her absence on the current political scene seem even more profound.”—Foreword Reviews (*STARRED* review)

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Passion Plays: How Religion Shaped Sports in North America by Randall Balmer

“This entertaining history examines the religious and cultural roots of baseball, basketball, football, and hockey . . . . The illuminating insights into how sports reflect the historical periods and communities in which they developed will change how fans see the games. This one is a winner.”—Publishers Weekly

“An engaging look at the historical conditions surrounding America’s secular, on-field religions.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe: Complicity and Conscience in America’s World War II Concentration Camps by Eric L. Muller

“Vivid. . . . For readers interested in human rights, concentration camps, or the legal history of this period, this is an important work.”—Library Journal

“In a powerful yet easily read narrative, Muller documents with precision the tension these lawyers experienced attempting to do good while working in a fundamentally unjust system. Based on meticulous research . . . . a thought-provoking study of the role of the legal profession in society and the power of individual responsibility, even with its imperfections.”—American Bar Association

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The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women: Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South edited by Kami Ahrens

“Captivating, resisting nostalgia with its authentic, honest, and sometimes contradictory experiences from women all over the region.”—Garden and Gun

“Anyone interested in Appalachia and the people who lived and continue to live there will find this book to be a great starting point.”—Georgia Library Quarterly

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Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet by Bart Elmore

“. . . . Even-handed, informative . . . . A compelling argument that companies are willing but not eager to fight climate change.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This engaging and important book reveals how five of today’s most influential global corporations developed from common roots in the US South and are implicated in exacerbating ecological change, especially climate warming.”—Ellen Griffith Spears, author of Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town

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May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem by Imani Perry

2019 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nonfiction Winner

2019 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies Association

Nominee, 50th NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)

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