Category: UNC Press News

Happy Audiobook Month!

June is here and it’s time to grab your headphones and celebrate Audiobook Month. Every year in June Audiobook Month is celebrated to increase awareness of the legitimacy and accessibility of the audiobook format and we’re excited to share some of your favorite UNC Press books that are available in audiobook format. We know many people still love flipping through… Continue Reading Happy Audiobook Month!

2023 Association for the Study of Food & Society / Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society Annual Meeting

Although UNC Press does not have a booth at the ASFS/AFHVS annual meeting this year, you can still browse our new books in food studies & purchase them at our conference discount! Visit our virtual booth to learn more about our titles on display, to connect with editor Cate Hodorowicz, and to learn more about our new Black Food Justice… Continue Reading 2023 Association for the Study of Food & Society / Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society Annual Meeting

Physical and Ideological Cases against Black Citizenship: An Excerpt from “Fit Citizens”

The following is an excerpt from Fit Citizens: A History of Black Women’s Exercise from Post-Reconstruction to Postwar America by Ava Purkiss, available everywhere books are sold. Unfit Citizens: Physical and Ideological Cases against Black Citizenship At the turn of the twentieth century, African Americans were keenly aware of the legal, social, and ideological barriers to full-fledged citizenship. Despite the… Continue Reading Physical and Ideological Cases against Black Citizenship: An Excerpt from “Fit Citizens”

Trending This Month: May

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this list of the most viewed books on our website this month. A New History of the American South edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage. Laura F. Edwards and Jon Sensbach, associate editors. “An important book for anyone interested in Southern history. . . . The book’s contributors brilliantly integrate the contents of their separate chapters,… Continue Reading Trending This Month: May

2023 Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the Latin American Studies Association annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth (CB03) to say hello to editor Andreina Fernandez, to learn more about our Envisioning Cuba, Latin America in Translation, & Latinx Histories series, and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you… Continue Reading 2023 Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting

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”

“Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe” Now Available as an Audiobook

Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe: Complicity and Conscience in America’s World War II Concentration Camps by Eric L. Muller is now available as an audiobook from Audible, Libro.fm, Kobo and Apple Books. Learn more about the book and listen to a sample of the audiobook below. It is 1942, and World War II is raging. In the months since Pearl Harbor, the US has plunged into the… Continue Reading “Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe” Now Available as an Audiobook

New Books This Week

Happy Tuesday! On this New Books Tuesday we’re highlighting three books that are now available everywhere books are sold. If you want updates every month on new titles, you can sign up for our monthly eNews here. Layer, Jailer, Ally, Foe: Complicity and Conscience in America’s World War II Concentration Camps by Eric L. Muller “Vivid. . . . For readers… Continue Reading New Books This Week

New This Month: May

Happy May! We have a bunch of new books publishing this month. You can find the full list, including any new in paperbacks, on our Hot Off the Press page. Plus, if you want updates in your inbox every month about new titles and what’s happening at UNC Press you can sign up for our monthly eNews. An Army Afire: How the US… Continue Reading New This Month: May

“The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women” Now Available as an Audiobook

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women: Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South Edited by Kami Ahrens is now available as an audiobook from Audible, Libro.fm, Kobo and Apple Books. Listen to a sample of the audiobook below. Praise for The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women: Kami Ahrens has selected a rich collection of powerful and compelling oral histories that reminds… Continue Reading “The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women” Now Available as an Audiobook

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

How to Support Indie Bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day

This Saturday, April 29th, is Independent Bookstore Day. Started in 2013, this year marks the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day which takes place each year on the last Saturday in April to celebrate and promote independent bookstores. Here at UNC Press, we love indie bookstores. We frequently work with bookstores and authors to coordinate events, our staff takes frequent… Continue Reading How to Support Indie Bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day

Trending This Month: April

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this list of the most viewed books on our website this month. Brewing a Boycott: How a Grassroots Coalition Fought Coors and Remade American Consumer Activism by Allyson P. Brantley 2022 Robert G. Athearn Award, Western History Association A 2022 Choice Outstanding Academic Title “One of the most clarifying, empirically rich analyses of post-1960s activism ever written.”—Pacific… Continue Reading Trending This Month: April

New This Month: April

Happy April! We have a bunch of new books publishing this month. You can find the full list, including a bunch of new in paperbacks, on our Hot Off the Press page. Plus, if you want updates in your inbox every month about new titles and what’s happening at UNC Press you can sign up for our monthly eNews. Oconaluftee: The… Continue Reading New This Month: April

New Books This Week

Happy Tuesday! On this New Book Tuesday we’re highlighting six new titles that are on sale today, wherever books are sold. Want updates every month on new titles? You can sign up for our monthly eNews here. Oconaluftee: The History of a Smoky Mountain Valley by Elizabeth Giddens “A deep dive into one valley of the mountain borderlands of the… Continue Reading New Books This Week

Trending This Month: March

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this reading list of the most viewed books on our website this month. Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South by Barbara Krauthamer Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”—Choice “An important overview of the lives of African and African American peoples who played relevant, active roles in United States… Continue Reading Trending This Month: March

2023 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth (206-210) to say hello to Debbie Gershenowitz, Andrew Winters, Sonya Bonczek, & Ann Bingham and to browse our new titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! And be… Continue Reading 2023 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting

New Books This Week

Happy Tuesday! On this New Book Tuesday we’re highlighting four new titles that are on sale today, wherever books are sold. Medicine, Science, and Making Race in Civil War America by Leslie A. Schwalm Drawing on archives of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, recollections of Civil War soldiers and medical workers, and testimonies from Black Americans, Leslie A. Schwalm exposes the… Continue Reading New Books This Week

Open Access for Monographs is Here. But Are we Ready for It?

By John Sherer, Spangler Family Director of the University of North Carolina Press. He is the chair of the Association of University Presses Open Access Committee and is the Primary Investigator in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded Sustainable History Monograph Pilot. This post originally appeared on The Scholarly Kitchen. At the University of North Carolina Press, we recently completed a… Continue Reading Open Access for Monographs is Here. But Are we Ready for It?

2023 Society for Military History Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the Society for Military History annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth (#22) to say hello to editor Debbie Gershenowitz and to browse our titles on display. If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! An Army Afire: How the US Army Confronted Its… Continue Reading 2023 Society for Military History Annual Meeting