Communing with Golf and Nature

Guest blog post by Lee Pace, author of Good Walks: Rediscovering the Soul of Golf at Eighteen of the Carolinas’ Best Courses Howard Lee was an administrator in Governor Jim Hunt’s administration in 1977 when he initiated what would become a walking trail of some 1,200 miles from the North Carolina mountains to the Outer Banks. “To… Continue Reading Communing with Golf and Nature

Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: A Reading List

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride Month and we are here to celebrate with the community! Pride month began in 1970 and happens in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising on June 28th, 1969. A black trans woman named Marsha P. Johnson was a true leader and very… Continue Reading Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: A Reading List

2021 Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting

LASA 2021 has arrived and while we certainly miss seeing you in person, we hope you’ll take the time to visit our virtual booth. Executive editor Elaine Maisner welcomes you to our virtual booth, while also highlighting some new and forthcoming books: If you’ve got a project that you are working on, Elaine would love to connect with… Continue Reading 2021 Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting

Happy Haitian Heritage Month: A Reading List

A strong “Sak Pase” to all of our Haitian and Haitian-descendant readers! May is Haitian Heritage Month and we wanted to celebrate with a recommended reading list dedicated to the history of the first independent black republic in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti. May was chosen as Haitian Heritage Month because it marks the anniversary of… Continue Reading Happy Haitian Heritage Month: A Reading List

New Series Announcement: Boundless South

The Boundless South publishes books that are regional, readable, and deeply researched while capturing the stories of people, places, and culture. Connecting audiences to real southerners, Boundless South presents the diversity of “southernness” and the extent of the southern diaspora with nuance and broad appeal. The Boundless South seeks to harness a new energy surrounding the discipline… Continue Reading New Series Announcement: Boundless South

Celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT)

If you don’t already know, May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, commonly referred to as IDAHOBIT. This day is used to celebrate LGBTQIA+ people all over the world and raise awareness to fight the discrimination they deal with on a regular basis. We’ve created this recommended reading list to… Continue Reading Celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT)

Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle: A Reading List

If you’ve been keeping up with the Israeli-Palestine conflict, you know things have gotten much worse recently. From looking at social media profiles of people who reside in Israel and occupied Palestinian territories, their request has been to spread awareness as well. For those who aren’t as knowledgeable about the conflict or for anyone who… Continue Reading Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle: A Reading List

Meet the Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series Editors

Check out this quick Q&A with our Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series Editors Mart Stewart and Harriet Rivo. Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges publishes works of environmental history that explore the cross-border movements of organisms and materials that have shaped the modern world, as well as the varied human attempts to understand, regulate, and manage these… Continue Reading Meet the Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges Series Editors

Happy Pub Day to Adrian Miller’s Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

We are thrilled that today marks the official on sale date for UNC Press’s third book authored by James Beard Award winner Adrian Miller, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. Black Smoke is the fourth book published in the Ferris & Ferris Imprint for high-profile, general-interest books about the American South.… Continue Reading Happy Pub Day to Adrian Miller’s Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

UNC Press COVID-19 Operations Status

An Update from Chapel Hill UNC Press and Longleaf Services continue to have its staffs operate in mostly remote locations because of the pandemic. Our offices in Brooks Hall generally have a few staff members in each day, but accessibility there is very limited. While vaccines are becoming more prevalent, the public health situation still… Continue Reading UNC Press COVID-19 Operations Status

Congratulations to our 2021 OAH Award Winners!

The Organization of American Historians honored three of our authors with seven awards. Congratulations to all! Visit our OAH 2021 virtual exhibit to get these books (and more) at our 40% conference discount.  You can view the OAH’s 2021 Meeting Awards Ceremony here. Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom… Continue Reading Congratulations to our 2021 OAH Award Winners!

Guggenheim Fellows for 2021

Hearty congratulations to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2021 Guggenheim Fellows, which include the following UNC Press authors: Cindy Hahamovitch, author of The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945 Kevin Mumford, author of Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to… Continue Reading Guggenheim Fellows for 2021

The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

Guest blog post by Michael S. Sherry, author of The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War Advertisements urging civilians to buy guns captured how the punitive turn had played out by the 2010s. “As Close as You Can Get [to war] without Enlisting” ran one… Continue Reading The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

UNC Press April 2021 Author Events

Regina N. Bradley Chronicling StankoniaFriday, April 2, 2021 | 1:00pmHutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University – Virtual event with Bettina Love Anthea ButlerWhite Evangelical RacismThursday, April 8, 2021 | 6:00pmFlyleaf Books – Virtual event with Kate Bowler Mark BoonshoftAristocratic Education and the Making of the American RepublicThursday, April 8, 2021 |… Continue Reading UNC Press April 2021 Author Events

The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

Relative to the recent voting rights suppression and rulings that have taken place in Georgia, the following is an excerpt from the introduction to Fragile Democracy: The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina (published September 2020) by James L. Leloudis and Robert R. Korstad America is at war with itself over the… Continue Reading The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

UNC Press stands in solidarity with workers fighting for dignity and workplace democracy

The University of North Carolina Press stands in solidarity with workers fighting for dignity and workplace democracy in the book industry—especially the more than 5,000 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, who are in the midst of the historic first attempt to unionize one of the e-commerce giant’s warehouses. This is of particular interest to us… Continue Reading UNC Press stands in solidarity with workers fighting for dignity and workplace democracy

Revolutionary Latin American Women

Follow the UNC Press Blog for a celebration of women’s histories and women historians throughout March. This year we are celebrating the significant contributions of notable women, renown and lesser known, throughout history, as well as women historians past and present that have been published by UNC Press. Two recently published biographies, Celia Sánchez Manduley:… Continue Reading Revolutionary Latin American Women

Women’s History Month: a Class, Religion, Sex, and Family Reading List

Follow the UNC Press Blog for a celebration of women’s histories and women historians throughout March. This year we are celebrating the significant contributions of notable women, renown and lesser known, throughout history, as well as women historians past and present that have been published by UNC Press. During Women’s History Month, save 40% on all… Continue Reading Women’s History Month: a Class, Religion, Sex, and Family Reading List

Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s Lyrical Activism

Follow the UNC Press Blog for a celebration of women’s histories and women historians throughout March. The following excerpt is taken from Lyrical Strains: Liberalism and Women’s Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America by Elissa Zellinger In the opening chapter of Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s unpublished autobiography, “A Human Life,” written while she was in her eighties, the poet… Continue Reading Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s Lyrical Activism

Upcoming Tour Dates for Anthea Butler, author of “White Evangelical Racism”

“Show[s] how evangelicals’ contemporary embrace of right-wing politics is rooted in its centuries-long problem with race. This scathing takedown of evangelicalism’s ‘racism problem’ will challenge evangelicals to confront and reject racism within church communities.”—Publishers Weekly Leading historian and public commentator Anthea Butler will be touring (virtually) to present her new book, White Evangelical Racism: The… Continue Reading Upcoming Tour Dates for Anthea Butler, author of “White Evangelical Racism”