Category: History

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

2024 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the American Historical Association annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by booth 602/604 to say hello to editor Debbie Gershenowitz and to browse our new titles on display. And be sure to stop by booth 606 to say hello to our publishing partners, the Omohundro Institute. If you can’t join us… Continue Reading 2024 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

New This Week

Another week, another list of new books! Check out these new books that are now available wherever books are sold. Plus see everything new this month on our Hot Off the Press page. You can also sign up for our monthly eNews so you can get updates on new releases and news on what’s happening at UNC Press. Southern Lights: 75 Years of the… Continue Reading New This Week

New Books This Week

Happy New Books Tuesday! We have three exciting new books publishing today. Browse our newest releases or take a look at everything new this month on our Hot Off the Press. Plus, if you want updates in your inbox every month on new titles and what’s happening at UNC Press, you can sign up for our monthly eNews here. Wild, Tamed,… Continue Reading New Books This Week

Celebrate Apple Season with Upcoming Events for “Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived”

Are you looking for the perfect fall event to add to your calendar? Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South by Diane Flynt, with photography by Angie Mosier and a Foreword by Sean Brock (published under our Ferris & Ferris imprint) offers a new history of the apple and how it changed the South and the nation. This… Continue Reading Celebrate Apple Season with Upcoming Events for “Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived”

New Books This Week

It’s our favorite day of the week: New Books Tuesday! Today we’re excited to share four new books which are now available wherever books are sold. Enjoy this weeks new books or check out our Hot Off the Press page to see everything new this month. Plus, if you want updates in your inbox every month on new titles and… Continue Reading New Books This Week

New This Week: “In Pursuit of Health Equity”

It’s New Books Tuesday and In Pursuit of Health Equity: A History of Latin American Social Medicine by Eric D. Carter is now available wherever books are sold. In Pursuit of Health Equity: A History of Latin American Social Medicine by Eric D. Carter A remarkable look at the origins and evolution of a transnational sociomedical perspective in Latin America… Continue Reading New This Week: “In Pursuit of Health Equity”

A Tactic of Silence: An Excerpt from “An Army Afire”

The following is an excerpt from An Army Afire: How the US Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era by Beth Bailey, available everywhere books are sold. Bailey’s account of the way the army responded to the growing crisis is original and informative. Eric Foner, London Review of Books A TACTIC OF SILENCE On a humid afternoon in mid-October… Continue Reading A Tactic of Silence: An Excerpt from “An Army Afire”

Phantoms of Freedom: An Excerpt From “Illusions of Emancipation”

Happy Juneteenth! Celebrate and reflect on the emancipation of slavery with this excerpt from Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery by Joseph P. Reidy. In this sweeping reappraisal of slavery’s end during the Civil War era, Joseph P. Reidy employs the lenses of time, space, and individuals’ sense of personal and social… Continue Reading Phantoms of Freedom: An Excerpt From “Illusions of Emancipation”

New This Week: “Country Capitalism”

Happy pub day to Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet by Bart Elmore, now available wherever books are sold! Country Capitalism is published under our Ferris & Ferris imprint. 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… Continue Reading New This Week: “Country Capitalism”

Announcing the Black Women’s History Series Incubator

We are excited to announce the Black Women’s History Series Incubator! The incubator is open to authors who are currently completing a book-length manuscript on Black women’s history. One to two applicants will be selected and have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work-in-progress from series editors (Dr. Talitha L. LeFlouria,  Dr. Ashley Farmer, and Dr. Daina Ramey Berry) as… Continue Reading Announcing the Black Women’s History Series Incubator

Medicine, Science, and Making Race in Civil War America: An Excerpt

The following is an excerpt of Medicine, Science, and Making Race in Civil War America by Leslie A. Schwalm, available wherever books are sold. Race and the U.S. Military: Black Soldiering Early in the war, congress, the Lincoln administration, and the War Department’s leadership first rejected then moved very cautiously toward Black enlistment. By 1863, it was military necessity and… Continue Reading Medicine, Science, and Making Race in Civil War America: An Excerpt

New This Month: March

We’re kicking off our Spring/Summer 2023 season with a stellar line up of new titles! Browse this list to see new books publishing this month, and you can find the full list, including a bunch of new in paperbacks here. The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women: Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South edited by Kami Ahrens “These… Continue Reading New This Month: March

Read Hammer and Hoe for Free

We’re excited to announce that in celebration of the inaugural issue of Hammer and Hope: A Magazine of Black Politics & Culture, you can now read Hammer and Hoe by Robin D. G. Kelley for free until 3/22/23. The Magazine, whose name is inspired by the award winning book, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression by Robin… Continue Reading Read Hammer and Hoe for Free

Native Americans and Enslaved Africans

The following is an excerpt from The Southern Way of Life: Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South by Charles Reagan Wilson, available everywhere books and ebooks are sold. Native Americans and Enslaved Africans Southern colonists, including Jefferson’s forebears, had been on the periphery of Western civilization at the beginning of settlement, but they self-consciously came as predominantly… Continue Reading Native Americans and Enslaved Africans

A Camp Meeting at the Gallows

The following is an excerpt from The End of Public Execution: Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South by Michael Ayers Trotti, available now wherever books are sold. A Camp Meeting at the Gallows There is a fountain fill’d with blood,Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,Lose all their guilty stains,Lose all their guilty stains.The dying thief rejoiced… Continue Reading A Camp Meeting at the Gallows

New Books Out Today

Looking for you next read? Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Browse our list of books that are officially on-sale today and take advantage of our holiday sale to save 40% plus free shipping on orders over $75 with code 01HOLIDAY! Making our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia by Emily Hilliard “A benchmark in public folklore.”—Mary Hufford,… Continue Reading New Books Out Today

#NextUP: Black Women’s History Series

Happy University Press Week 2022! We are thrilled to be announcing a new series from UNC Press, Black Women’s History, during the Association of University Presses annual celebration. #UPWeek garners awareness and recognition for the vital publishing university presses offer, and this year’s theme, “Next UP,” highlights the dedicated work performed by those in the university press community to seek… Continue Reading #NextUP: Black Women’s History Series

A Fresh Look at the History of Pecan Pie

The following is a guest blog post by Rebecca Sharpless, author of Grain and Fire: A History of Baking in the American South, available now wherever books are sold.             Come Thanksgiving, pecan pie, a gooey concoction of syrup, eggs, and butter, and pecans, will be on many American tables. Along with pumpkin and apple, it’s one of the most popular… Continue Reading A Fresh Look at the History of Pecan Pie

2022 Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting! We hope you’ll stop by booth B to say hello to editors Mark Simpson-Vos & Andrew Winters and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! Stop by either our in-person booth or our virtual booth to browse our new southern history… Continue Reading 2022 Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting