Who Works for Whom? Asian/Asian American Characters in Green Book

The following is a guest blog post by Josephine Lee, author of Oriental, Black, and White: The Formation of Racial Habits in American Theater, available for pre-order and on sale September 2022. Oriental, Black, and White focuses on how nineteenth and early twentieth century American theater featured Chinese, Indian, and other “oriental” characters played by both Black… Continue Reading Who Works for Whom? Asian/Asian American Characters in Green Book

“Chronicling Stankonia” by Regina Bradley: Now Available as an Audiobook

Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South by Regina N. Bradley, a critically acclaimed bestselling UNC Press title, is now available as an audiobook read by Bradley via Libro.fm, Audible, and Kobo. Praise for Chronicling Stankonia: This treatise from leading Southern hip-hop scholar Regina N. Bradley is a revelatory collection of essays—part literary criticism,… Continue Reading “Chronicling Stankonia” by Regina Bradley: Now Available as an Audiobook

John Sherer Discusses UNC Press Centennial and University Press Publishing on C-SPAN BookTV

John Sherer, Spangler Family Director of UNC Press, recently appeared on C-Span BookTV and chatted with Peter Slen about the founding of UNC Press and the work of university presses more widely. Over the course of the interview, John discusses topics such as: what a university/academic press does, what the connection is between UNC Press… Continue Reading John Sherer Discusses UNC Press Centennial and University Press Publishing on C-SPAN BookTV

In Memoriam: Eli Evans

We are saddened to learn that Eli N. Evans, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, alumnus of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Yale Law School, and author of The Provincials: A Personal History of the Jewish South, died on July 26th at 85 years of age. Pat Conroy proclaimed The Provincials… Continue Reading In Memoriam: Eli Evans

In Response to Kirk Brown’s Short History of UNC Press

Thank you so much to Kirk Brown for his short history [recently featured on the UNC Press Blog], which both summed up a hundred years of UNC Press activity and brought those decades to life. Rather than try to enlarge on any aspects of Kirk’s history, I’d like to supplement it. I’ll add to his… Continue Reading In Response to Kirk Brown’s Short History of UNC Press

Liberal Incorporation and the Punitive Federal Education State

The following is an excerpt from Daniel S. Moak’s From the New Deal to the War on Schools: Race, Inequality, and the Rise of the Punitive Education State, which documents how a vision of education as a panacea for society’s flaws led the United States to turn away from redistributive economic policies and down the… Continue Reading Liberal Incorporation and the Punitive Federal Education State

Hungary’s Cold War

In Hungary’s Cold War: International Relations from the End of World War II to the Fall of the Soviet Union, Csaba Békés provides the first multi-archive based synthesis concerning the international relations of the Soviet Bloc, covering the entire Cold War period. Based on Békés’s extensive research over the past three decades, he aims at… Continue Reading Hungary’s Cold War

Rebecca Sharpless on the History of Southern Baking

Grain and Fire: A History of Baking in the American South by Rebecca Sharpless Illuminates the emotional and sentimental values imbued in southern baking. Punching through numerous stereotypes, Sharpless demonstrates that the creation and consumption of baked goods is far more than one of producing and eating food: the story of southern baking is about… Continue Reading Rebecca Sharpless on the History of Southern Baking

Reacting to the Past Game Books: Now Available from UNC Press

As previously announced, starting this month UNC Press is proud to be the publisher of Reacting to the Past ™ game books, an award­–winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Originally developed under the auspices of Barnard College, today they are created and sustained by the Reacting Consortium… Continue Reading Reacting to the Past Game Books: Now Available from UNC Press

Dismal Freedom – On Sale Now!

Dismal Freedom: A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp by J. Brent Morris is available now wherever books and ebooks are sold. The massive and foreboding Great Dismal Swamp sprawls over 2,000 square miles and spills over parts of Virginia and North Carolina. From the early seventeenth century, the nearly impassable Dismal… Continue Reading Dismal Freedom – On Sale Now!

The Academic Beach Read: An Oxymoron?

The following is a guest blog post by Steve Estes author of Surfing the South: The Search for Waves and the People Who Ride Them, available wherever books and ebooks are sold. As the weather warms and the kids get out of school, perhaps you are daydreaming about the beach. If you’re lucky, maybe you… Continue Reading The Academic Beach Read: An Oxymoron?

Toward a Nightmare

The following is a guest blog post by Jeffry D. Wert, author of The Heart of Hell: The Soldiers’ Struggle for Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle, available now wherever books and ebooks are sold. May 4, 1864, dawned across central Virginia with spring’s promise of life and war’s portent of death. A day in which “all nature seems… Continue Reading Toward a Nightmare

A Vision Place of Souls

The following is a guest blog post by Jeffry D. Wert, author of The Heart of Hell: The Soldiers’ Struggle for Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle, on sale Tuesday, July 12th wherever books and ebooks are sold. It was a cold February afternoon five years ago when I stood inside the Mule Shoe on the battlefield of Spotsylvania… Continue Reading A Vision Place of Souls

All Health Politics is Local

All Health Politics is Local: Community Battles for Medical Care and Environmental Health is officially on sale now wherever books and ebooks are sold. Health is political. It entails fierce battles over the allocation of resources, arguments over the imposition of regulations, and the mediation of dueling public sentiments—all conflicts that are often narrated from… Continue Reading All Health Politics is Local

Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Five

2022 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the University of North Carolina Press. This fourth blog post of a series of five is taken from an essay on the history of UNC Press written by Advancement Council member the Rev. David C. (Kirk) Brown, first delivered to the Pen and Plate Club of… Continue Reading Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Five

Grain and Fire

Rebecca Sharpless’s Grain and Fire: A History of Baking in the American South is on sale this week wherever ebooks and books are sold. Sharpless weaves a brilliant chronicle, vast in perspective and entertaining in detail, revealing how three global food traditions—Indigenous American, European, and African—collided with and merged in the economies, cultures, and foodways… Continue Reading Grain and Fire

Five Myths about Roe v. Wade

Originally published on the UNC Press Blog on the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the following is a guest post written by Marc Stein, author of Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe. In the book, Stein focuses on six major Supreme Court cases, examining the more liberal rulings on birth control, abortion,… Continue Reading Five Myths about Roe v. Wade

Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Four

2022 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the University of North Carolina Press. This fourth blog post of a series of five is taken from an essay on the history of UNC Press written by Advancement Council member the Rev. David C. (Kirk) Brown, first delivered to the Pen and Plate Club of… Continue Reading Celebrating a Century of Excellence: The University of North Carolina Press Turns 100, Part Four

New in Paperback for Spring 2022

The following titles are all newly available in paperback from your favorite bookseller. And, if purchasing direct from UNC Press, take 40% off during our 100th Anniversary Sale using promo code 01DAH40 at checkout, and ground shipping is free on U.S. orders that are $75+ (also good on any print book, as well as preorders;… Continue Reading New in Paperback for Spring 2022

Climate & Hurricanes: Future Storms in the Carolinas, Part Two

The following is the second part of a two-part guest blog series by Jay Barnes, author of Fifteen Hurricanes That Changed the Carolinas: Powerful Storms, Climate Change, and What We Do Next. In the first part of this blog series, Jay discussed climate change and its influence on tropical storms. Hurricanes of the future will challenge… Continue Reading Climate & Hurricanes: Future Storms in the Carolinas, Part Two