Author: Brock Schnoke

New This Week

Happy New Books Tuesday! This week we have a new Southern Gateways Guide and a book on the United Teachers of New Orleans, now available wherever books are sold. Check out our two new releases below. Discovering North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail: A Companion for Hikers and Armchair Explorers by Jerry Barker Building Power, Breaking Power: The United Teachers of New… Continue Reading New This Week

Big Government Country: An Excerpt From “Cold War Country”

The following is an excerpt of Cold War Country: How Nashville’s Music Row and the Pentagon Created the Sound of American Patriotism by Joseph M. Thompson, which is now available wherever books are sold. Big Government CountryConnie B. Gay and the Roots of Country Music Militarization Connie B. Gay used country music to build a media empire in the 1950s. His… Continue Reading Big Government Country: An Excerpt From “Cold War Country”

New This Week

Looking for some more titles to add to your never-ending TBR? With books on a rapper recording an album while on death row & the history of baseball integration in the Carolina’s you’re bound to enjoy this week’s new releases. Plus, don’t forget you can see everything new this month including new paperbacks on our Hot Off the Press page or sign up… Continue Reading New This Week

Doorway: An Excerpt from “A Question of Value”

The following is an excerpt from A Question of Value: Stories from the Life of an Auctioneer by Robert Brunk, founder of Brunk Auctions in Asheville, NC. Antiques and the Arts Weekly calls A Question of Value “one of the best books on collecting in many years.” and it’s available now wherever books are sold. DOORWAY There were hundreds, maybe… Continue Reading Doorway: An Excerpt from “A Question of Value”

Women’s History Best Sellers Reading List

Women’s History Month is almost over, but we have plenty of books to help you celebrate and study the vital role that women have in American History. We’ve compiled a list of some of our best-selling Women’s History Titles that we recommend adding to your to-be-read list as soon as possible! Plus, our American History Sale is happening now so… Continue Reading Women’s History Best Sellers Reading List

Trending This Month: March 2024

Check out what’s trending at UNC Press with this list of the most viewed books on our website this month. See something that interests you? Our American History Sale is going on now so you can save 30% with the code 01UNCP30 at checkout. The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark A. Noll “An informative account of the theological dramas… Continue Reading Trending This Month: March 2024

A Q&A with Johann Neem & Ronald Angelo Johnson, Editors of the Journal of the Early Republic

We are very excited to be working with the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) to publish the Journal of the Early Republic (JER). The journal publishes work covering the period from Independence to the Civil War. SHEAR recently transitioned to a new institutional home at the Omohundro Institute, an independent research organization sponsored by William &… Continue Reading A Q&A with Johann Neem & Ronald Angelo Johnson, Editors of the Journal of the Early Republic

New This Week

Another week, another selection of new books! Check out the following titles that are now on-sale wherever books are sold. A Guide to North Carolina’s Freshwater Fishes by Bryn Tracy, Fred C. Rohde, Scott Smith, Jesse Bissette, and Gabriela M. Hogue A Southern Gateways Guide A Comprehensive guide to the more than 250 species of freshwater fishes that live in North Carolina waters. Includes: Ascension:… Continue Reading New This Week

Lights, Camera, Biography: The Perfect Book to Read if You’re Planning to Watch Netflix’s “Shirley”

Today, March 22, is the release of the new Netflix film, Shirley, with Regina King starring as Shirley Chisholm—the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first woman and Black major-party(Democratic) presidential candidate. If you’re planning to watch this biopic, you may want to add Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics by Anastasia C. Curwood, which is… Continue Reading Lights, Camera, Biography: The Perfect Book to Read if You’re Planning to Watch Netflix’s “Shirley”

New This Week

It’s Tuesday which means: new books! Today The War That Made America: Essays Inspired by the Scholarship of Gary W. Gallagher edited by Caroline E. Janney, Peter S. Carmichael, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean is officially on-sale wherever books are sold. This collection of original essays reveals the richness and dynamism of contemporary scholarship on the Civil War era. Contributors are William A. Blair, Peter… Continue Reading New This Week

Gender and American Culture Series Women’s History Month Reading List

The Gender and American Culture series, guided by feminist perspectives, examines the social construction and influence of gender and sexuality within the full range of American cultures. Books in the series explore the intersection of gender (both female and male) with such markers of difference as race, class, and region. The series presents outstanding scholarship from all areas of American studies–including… Continue Reading Gender and American Culture Series Women’s History Month Reading List

Who Makes the American Working Class: Women Workers and Culture

The Following is an excerpt from Beyond Norma Rae: How Puerto Rican and Southern White Women Fought for a Place in the American Working Class by Aimee Loiselle, which is available now wherever books are sold. In the late 1970s, Hollywood producers took the published biography of Crystal Lee Sutton, a white southern textile worker, and transformed it into a… Continue Reading Who Makes the American Working Class: Women Workers and Culture

A Q&A with David Menconi, editor of American Music: New Roots a New Series from UNC Press

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new book series, American Music: New Roots. Edited by highly regarded journalist, music critic, and author David Menconi, the series will feature books that expand and challenge the way we think about American roots music genres, traditions, scenes, performers, and their ever-expanding contributions. Books in the series will not only bring new… Continue Reading A Q&A with David Menconi, editor of American Music: New Roots a New Series from UNC Press

New This Week

Happy New Books Tuesday! From creative nonfiction to Reacting to the Past gamebooks check out these exciting new books publishing today. Plus, don’t forget you can see everything new this month including new paperbacks such as the second edition of The Vote Collectors: The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers behind the Nation’s Greatest Electoral Fraud by Michael… Continue Reading New This Week

Recent Women’s Studies Books to Read During Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and in celebration we’re highlighting some of our recent books in Women’s History. All month long we will be sharing reading lists, excerpts, and other content here on the blog, so be sure to stay tuned. You can also view all of our Women’s Studies books plus check out our Black Women’s History and Gender… Continue Reading Recent Women’s Studies Books to Read During Women’s History Month

Upcoming Events for WILD, TAMED, LOST, REVIVED

Meet multiple-time James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional, Diane Flynt, at one of her upcoming events for her recent book Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South. Published under our Ferris & Ferris imprint, Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived offers a new history of the apple and reveals how it changed not… Continue Reading Upcoming Events for WILD, TAMED, LOST, REVIVED

New Books This Week

Check out these new titles that are now available wherever books are sold. And don’t forget that if you want to see everything new this month, you can visit our Hot Off the Press page or sign up for monthly enews to get updates in your inbox every month on new books & other exciting UNC Press news. Being Black in the Ivory: Truth-Telling… Continue Reading New Books This Week

Learn Something New on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Learn something new or find your next read on the UNC Press Presents podcast. The podcast, produced in partnership with the New Books Network, features authors talking about their books & areas of expertise. In this post we’re highlighting some of our recent episodes but you can browse all episodes on the UNC Press Presents webpage, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn… Continue Reading Learn Something New on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

Food As a Weapon: An excerpt from “Food Power Politics”

This week for Black History Month, we’re sharing an excerpt from the introduction of Food Power Politics: The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement by Bobby J. Smith II which was the first book in our Black Food Justice Series. “[Smith] shows how the struggles of the region’s Black communities laid the groundwork for the modern food justice… Continue Reading Food As a Weapon: An excerpt from “Food Power Politics”