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

Congratulations Chuck Grench, UNC Press Executive Editor Emeritus!

Chuck Grench, UNC Press Executive Editor emeritus, has won the Gordon Bakken Award of Merit from the Western History Association, which is given for outstanding service to the field of western history and to the Western History Association. Please join us in congratulating him on this wonderful accomplishment! “Soon after Chuck Grench joined the UNC… Continue Reading Congratulations Chuck Grench, UNC Press Executive Editor Emeritus!

Awards, Awards, and More Awards

We have lots of great news to share about many outstanding UNC Press books! Recently our authors have been showered with awards and prizes.

Award winners: Blair Kelley, Amy Wood, Charles Eagles

We’re delighted to share lots of good news today. The 2010 Lillian Smith Book Award has been awarded to two UNC Press books this year: Amy Louise Wood’s Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America and Charles W. Eagles’s The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Old Miss. The prize, presented… Continue Reading Award winners: Blair Kelley, Amy Wood, Charles Eagles

Leslie Brown and “Upbuilding Black Durham”

This is quite the week for Leslie Brown, author of “Upbuilding Black Durham.” On February 1st it was announced that Ms. Brown book on the history of the black community in Durham, North Carolina had won the 2009 Frederick Jackson Turner Award. This award, first given in 1959 as the Prize Studies Award of the… Continue Reading Leslie Brown and “Upbuilding Black Durham”