Category: UNC Press News

$100 for the 100th: For Your Year End Giving Consideration

There’s no trick to it: if you’ve been following us throughout 2022, you know the University of North Carolina Press has been celebrating our centennial year with events, appreciation in the media, at conferences we’ve returned to in person, with the unveiling of a new logo and many fun giveaways, and extensively on social media.  Fun fact that often comes… Continue Reading $100 for the 100th: For Your Year End Giving Consideration

“May We Forever Stand” by Imani Perry: Now Available as an Audiobook

May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem by Imani Perry, a critically acclaimed bestselling UNC Press title, is now available as an audiobook via Libro.fm, Audible, and Kobo. Praise for May We Forever Stand: “Perry provides exegesis and exhortation in explaining how a song captured a culture, and in turn became a cultural captive held fast by emotional ties… Continue Reading “May We Forever Stand” by Imani Perry: Now Available as an Audiobook

Trending This Month: October

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this reading list of the most viewed books on our website this month. Together: The Amazing Story of Carolina Basketball’s 2021-2022 Season by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, Matt Bowers “This team was special. They will never forget what they accomplished this year. And they created them together.”—from the foreword by Head Coach Hubert Davis White Evangelical Racism: The… Continue Reading Trending This Month: October

P. Gabrielle Foreman and Kiese Layman Named Among 2022 Macarthur Fellows

Last week, the MacArthur Foundation announced its 25 fellows and recipients of the “genius grant.” We were thrilled to see P. Gabrielle Foreman, co-editor of The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, and Kiese Layman, co-editor of our Great Circle Books series, among this years list of geniuses! Join us in giving a huge congratulations to these… Continue Reading P. Gabrielle Foreman and Kiese Layman Named Among 2022 Macarthur Fellows

Announcing Publication of “A New History of the American South,” the First, Collaborative Effort to Tell the History of the Region for the Twenty-First Century  

The University of North Carolina Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming and long-awaited publication of A New History of the American South, edited by Pulitzer Prize-finalist W. Fitzhugh Brundage. With associate editors Laura Edwards and Jon F. Sensbach, Brundage has compiled a definitive, one-volume history of the American South. The broadly chronological collection features essays by leading scholars on various aspects of the… Continue Reading Announcing Publication of “A New History of the American South,” the First, Collaborative Effort to Tell the History of the Region for the Twenty-First Century  

Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 3

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 highlight some of our most influential and iconic books. Find the first two installations in our Iconic Books blog series here. Graveyard of the Atlantic: Shipwrecks… Continue Reading Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 3

UNC Press Welcomes Dawn Durante as Assistant Editorial Director

The University of North Carolina Press is delighted to announce that Dawn Durante will join its acquisitions editorial team as assistant editorial director, effective October 17, 2022. Durante will commission and acquire general interest and scholarly work in history, African American and Africana studies, and other related fields. As a senior leader within the acquisitions department, she will also work… Continue Reading UNC Press Welcomes Dawn Durante as Assistant Editorial Director

New Assistant Editorial Director Debbie Gershenowitz 

UNC Press is delighted to announce that effective October 1, 2022, Debbie Gershenowitz has been promoted into the new role of assistant editorial director.   As assistant editorial director, while continuing to acquire a broad range of general interest and scholarly works in the field of history, Debbie will take on new responsibility for strategic leadership and management of the Press’s… Continue Reading New Assistant Editorial Director Debbie Gershenowitz 

2022 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be once again exhibiting in-person at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting! We hope you’ll stop by Booth 33 to say hello to editor Andrew Winters and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always stop by our virtual booth! Congratulations… Continue Reading 2022 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting

Trending This Month: September

See what’s trending at UNC Press. Enjoy this reading list of the most viewed books on our website this month. Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition by Eric Williams with a new foreword by William A. Darity Jr. and an introduction by Colin A. Palmer “[This] new edition of Capitalism and Slavery . . . reminds us in particular of Williams’s… Continue Reading Trending This Month: September

Passion Plays: How Religion Shaped Sports in North America Available as an Audiobook

Passion Plays: How Religion Shaped Sports in North America by Randall Balmer is now available as an audiobook, narrated by Randall, from Audible, Libro.fm, and Kobo. Praise for Passion Plays: “An engaging look at the historical conditions surrounding America’s secular, on-field religions.”—Kirkus Reviews “This entertaining history examines the religious and cultural roots of baseball, basketball, football, and hockey…The illuminating insights… Continue Reading Passion Plays: How Religion Shaped Sports in North America Available as an Audiobook

Upcoming UNC Press Author Events

Catherine MasCulture in the ClinicJanuary 27, 2023 | 7:00pm ETBooks & Books (Coral Gables, FL; in-person) Liza RobertsArt of the StateJanuary 28, 2023 | 1:00pm ETCameron Art Museum (Wilmington, NC; in-person) Chad PearsonCapital’s TerroristsJanuary 28, 2023 | 2:00pm ETMarxist Education Project (Virtual) Anima AdjepongAfropolitan ProjectsFebruary 3, 2023 | 1:00pm ETEthnography Lab, University of Toronto Anthropology (Virtual) Rick HerreraFeeding Washington’s ArmyFebruary… Continue Reading Upcoming UNC Press Author Events

Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 2

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 highlight some of our most influential and iconic books. You can find our first blog post of iconic books here. The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790… Continue Reading Iconic Books From The Past 100 Years: Part 2

“The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey” Available as an Audiobook, Narrated by Author Bland Simpson

The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey: A Nonfiction Novel by Bland Simpson is now available as an audiobook from Audible, Libro.fm, and Kobo. Simpson is also the narrator of the audiobook. Praise for The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey: 1995 Historical Fiction Award, North Carolina Society of Historians “An arresting and elegant meditation on guilt and innocence and the inscrutability… Continue Reading “The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey” Available as an Audiobook, Narrated by Author Bland Simpson

New This Month: September

Happy September! We know some of you have already started to pull out your sweaters, sweatshirts, and fall decor, while you sip on your pumpkin coffee…but don’t forget to also stock up your shelves for some cozy fall reading. Browse our lineup of books publishing this month and take advantage of our anniversary sale with 40% off your order when you use… Continue Reading New This Month: September

“Committed” Now Available as an Audiobook

Committed: Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions by Susan Burch is now available as an audiobook from Audible, Kobo, and Libro.fm. Praise for Committed: 2021 Alison Piepmeier Book Prize, National Women’s Studies Association “A model of how to write histories that are as inclusive and broadly accessible as they are necessary.”—H-Net “This slim volume packs a powerful punch. .… Continue Reading “Committed” Now Available as an Audiobook

“Black Faces, White Spaces” Now Available as an Audiobook

Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors by Carolyn Finney is now available as an audiobook from Audible, Libro.fm, and Kobo. . Praise for Black Faces, White Spaces: “Makes a clear case for the dominant culture’s habitual (though, sometimes unwitting) rejection of African Americans.”—Library Journal, starred review “Weaving scholarly analysis with interviews of… Continue Reading “Black Faces, White Spaces” Now Available as an Audiobook

“Fragile Democracy” by James L. Leloudis and Robert R. Korstad: Now Available as an Audiobook

Fragile Democracy: The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina by James L. Leloudis and Robert R. Korstad is now available as an audiobook via Libro.fm, Audible, Kobo, and Hoopla. Praise for Fragile Democracy: “A researched look at North Carolina’s fraught relationship with race and voting. By looking back, [Leloudis and Korstad] create a framework for the future.”—IndyWeek “As Triangle-area professors… Continue Reading “Fragile Democracy” by James L. Leloudis and Robert R. Korstad: Now Available as an Audiobook

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 via the NEHFOP program in… 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 current economy. To kick off… Continue Reading Bruce Moffett’s Refrigerator Pickles & Chipotle BBQ Sauce