New UNC Press Titles in the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Open Book Program

We are pleased to announce the latest batch of UNC Press e-books being made available as Open-access (OA)—free of charge and for immediate download—via an award sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Open Book Program. Read about UNC Press Open Access Vision and Policy The previous titles made available through open access… Continue Reading New UNC Press Titles in the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Open Book Program

Bruce Moffett’s Refrigerator Pickles & Chipotle BBQ Sauce

In this week’s New York Times, James Beard Award nominated chef and restaurant owner Bruce Moffett of Charlotte, NC’s Good Food on Montford (among others), as well as author of 2019’s Bruce Moffett Cooks: A New England Chef in a New South Kitchen, breaks down rising food costs and the challenges operating restaurants in the… Continue Reading Bruce Moffett’s Refrigerator Pickles & Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Book Talk with Angela Esco Elder: Love and Duty

Between 1861 and 1865, approximately 200,000 women were widowed by the deaths of Civil War soldiers. They recorded their experiences in diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and pension applications. In Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss, Angela Esco Elder draws on these materials—as well as songs, literary works, and material objects like… Continue Reading Book Talk with Angela Esco Elder: Love and Duty

“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

Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. As we celebrate our centennial, we’ve looked back at these prestigious titles to create a reading list of some of our most influential and iconic books—enjoy! White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the… Continue Reading Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years

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

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

Hot Off The Press: July

Looking for your next read? Need another book for your zoom bookshelf? You may find what you’re looking for in our July releases. You can also take advantage of our anniversary sale and get 40% off your order with code 01DAH40—more info about the sale on our 100th Anniversary sale page. Suffer the Little Children:… Continue Reading Hot Off The Press: July

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

UNC Press at AUPresses 2022

Once a year, academic publishing professionals convene for the Association of University Presses Annual Meeting. Following CDC guidelines and in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19, the 2020 and 2021 meetings were held virtually. This year, the AUPresses Annual Meeting resumed in person in Washington DC. Members of UNC Press staff traveled to… Continue Reading UNC Press at AUPresses 2022

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

A Century of Publishing: UNC Press

We are delighted to share the following video that’s been created to celebrate and commemorate the University of North Carolina Press’s centennial, A Century of Publishing: UNC Press.  Featured in the video are UNC Press authors Malinda Maynor Lowery, Blair L.M. Kelley, Glenda Gilmore, and Bland Simpson, as well as UNC Press Spangler Family Director John… Continue Reading A Century of Publishing: UNC Press

Continuing the Dialogue on Chaplaincy Education 

The following is a guest blog post by Michael Skaggs, Director of Programs at the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University. With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, leadership from the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University partnered with Professor Shelly Rambo of Boston University School of Theology and Trace Haythorn of ACPE: The Standard… Continue Reading Continuing the Dialogue on Chaplaincy Education 

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

2022 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the University of North Carolina Press. This third 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 Three

2022 Southern Association for Women Historians Conference

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the 2022 Southern Association for Women Historians Conference! We hope you’ll stop by our booth to say hello to editor Andrew Winters and to browse our recent titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, please visit our virtual booth! To browse these titles and… Continue Reading 2022 Southern Association for Women Historians Conference