The Young Woman of Devil’s Alley: An Excerpt from “Surgery & Salvation”

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of Surgery & Salvation: The Roots of Reproductive Injustice in Mexico, 1770–1940 by Elizabeth O’Brien, which is now available wherever books are sold. In the early morning hours of March 12, 1884, a pregnant eighteen-year-old walked on a derelict pathway in Mexico City. Known colloquially as Devil’s Alley, the street has been… Continue Reading The Young Woman of Devil’s Alley: An Excerpt from “Surgery & Salvation”

Trending this Year: 2023

Looking for your next read? Check out this list of the most-viewed books from our website this year! #1 Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South by Barbara Krauthamer “In this compelling study Krauthamer successfully demonstrates black Americans’ struggle for their liberation and subsequent rights as citizens.” —Southern Historian “An important overview of the… Continue Reading Trending this Year: 2023

Mobilities and Empires

The following is a guest post by Mark Dizon, author of Reciprocal Mobilities: Indigeneity and Imperialism in an Eighteenth-Century Philippine Borderland, which is available now wherever books are sold. In 1753, a group of Igorot leaders from the Cordillera Mountains at the center of the island of Luzon were in Manila, the Spanish colonial capital of the Philippines, for a… Continue Reading Mobilities and Empires

Books to Look Forward to in 2024

As 2023 comes to an end were excited to share some of the great books we have coming in 2024. Our Spring 2024 catalog contains books—publishing from February-July 2024—on a wide range of topics including Andy Griffith, baseball integration in the Carolina’s, country music and the US military, financial management for arts organizations, the DARE program, Racism in higher education,… Continue Reading Books to Look Forward to in 2024

Beginnings: An Excerpt From “Magic City”

The following is an excerpt from Magic City: How the Birmingham Jazz Tradition Shaped the Sound of America by Burgin Mathews, available now wherever books are sold. Magic City is the story of one of American music’s essential unsung places: Birmingham, Alabama, birthplace of a distinctive and influential jazz heritage. Blending deep archival research and original interviews with living elders of… Continue Reading Beginnings: An Excerpt From “Magic City”

Seeking Alternative Archives to Better Understand the Past

The following is a guest post by Whitney Nell Stewart, author of This is Our Home: Slavery and Struggle on Southern Plantations, which is now available wherever books are sold. This summer may have been one of the hottest on record, but in July 2012 I experienced a suffocating heat and humidity unlike anything this Gulf-South girl had ever felt.… Continue Reading Seeking Alternative Archives to Better Understand the Past

UNC Press Books Selected as 2023 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles

Congratulations to the following books that have been selected as 2023 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles! Choice’s list “reflects the best in scholarly titles, both print and digital, reviewed by Choice during the previous year” and contains only about ten percent of the books that they reviewed this year. You can learn more about the selection process on their website. An… Continue Reading UNC Press Books Selected as 2023 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles

Setting Sail: An Excerpt From “The Edwin Fox”

The following is an excerpt from the prologue of The Edwin Fox: How an Ordinary Sailing Ship Connected the World in the Age of Globalization, 1850–1914 by Boyd Cothran and Adrian Shubert, which is available now wherever books are sold. It began as a small, slow, and unadorned sailing vessel—in a word, ordinary. Later, it was a weary workhorse in the… Continue Reading Setting Sail: An Excerpt From “The Edwin Fox”

New This Month: December

Happy December! We’re excited to share all of the new books we have 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, sales, and what’s happening at UNC Press you can sign up for our monthly eNews. Our Holiday… Continue Reading New This Month: December

Recent UNC Press Presents Podcast Episodes

Are you caught up on the UNC Press Presents podcast? The podcast, produced in partnership with the New Books Network, features interviews with UNC Press authors about their books. In this post we’re highlighting some of our recent episodes but you can browse all episodes and stream on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, directly from the UNC Press Presents webpage, or wherever you get your podcasts. In this episode… Continue Reading Recent UNC Press Presents Podcast Episodes

Nontraditional Career, Unconventional History

The following is a guest post by Aimee Loiselle, author of Beyond Norma Rae: How Puerto Rican and Southern White Women Fought for a Place in the American Working Class, which tells a history of women industrial workers in struggles over working conditions and pop culture in the late-twentieth century. Beyond Norma Rae is now available wherever books are sold. The successful publication… Continue Reading Nontraditional Career, Unconventional History

Trending This Month: November

Check out what’s trending at UNC Press with this list of the most viewed books on our website this month. See something you like? Our Holiday Sale is happening now which means you can save 30% on all of these title, and more, with code 01UNCP30 at checkout. Gun Country: Gun Capitalism, Culture, and Control in Cold War America by Andrew C.… Continue Reading Trending This Month: November

New Books This Week

We’ve arrived at another New Books Tuesday! Check out these two titles which are now available wherever books are sold. As always you can browse everything new this month on our Hot Off the Press page or sign up for our monthly e-news to get the list of new books delivered right to your inbox every month. Save 30% on… Continue Reading New Books This Week

10 Books To Buy During Our Holiday Sale: Gift Guide

Our Holiday Sale is happening now and you can save 30% on all UNC Press print books plus get free US shipping on orders over $75 with the code 01UNCP30 at checkout. Our Holiday Sale is the perfect time to grab those holiday gifts you need but we know that picking the perfect book can be tough. So to make… Continue Reading 10 Books To Buy During Our Holiday Sale: Gift Guide

Must-Have Savor the South Cookbooks for the Holiday Season

Did you know that all of our Savor the South cookbooks are now available in paperback format? Written by well-known cooks and food lovers and filled with personality, culinary history, and recipes, you’ll want to have all of these cookbooks on your shelf—especially during the holiday season. If you see a cookbook that interests you order now to take advantage… Continue Reading Must-Have Savor the South Cookbooks for the Holiday Season

Native American Heritage Month: A Reading List

Since 1990, November has been nationally celebrated as Native American Heritage Month. During this month we honor the culture, traditions, and achievements that Native people have made to our nation. To celebrate, we’ve curated a reading list of books from Native American authors. You can also browse our full Native America/Indigenous Studies list on our website. Seeing Red: Indigenous Land,… Continue Reading Native American Heritage Month: A Reading List

Movies Are Not Mirrors

The following is a guest post by Aimee Loiselle, author of Beyond Norma Rae: How Puerto Rican and Southern White Women Fought for a Place in the American Working Class, which tells a history of women industrial workers in struggles over working conditions and pop culture in the late-twentieth century. Beyond Norma Rae is now available wherever books are sold.… Continue Reading Movies Are Not Mirrors

2023 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth (#622) to say hello to editor Mark Simpson-Vos 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 sure to check out these great… Continue Reading 2023 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

2023 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by our booth (#512) to say hello to editor María Isela García 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 sure to check out these great… Continue Reading 2023 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Speaking Up One Book, and One Season, at a Time 

When Does Your Press #SpeakUp?—University Press Week 2023 guest blog post by Cate Hodorowitz, UNC Press Acquisitions Editor With each seasonal list, UNC Press’s publishing program engages with the past as a way to understand our present world. Instead of waiting for a specific event to compel to speak up, we try to drive the conversation and spark debate. If… Continue Reading Speaking Up One Book, and One Season, at a Time