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2022 Blog In Review

2022 was an exciting year at UNC Press. Among the many things that have happened—award and prize winners, new releases, in-person conferences, staff promotions, new hires, our 100th year anniversary, and more—there have been some exciting things happening here on the blog, specifically. Earlier this year we rolled out a new interface which has made our blog content easier to… Continue Reading 2022 Blog In Review

Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years: Part 5

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. This month marks the end of our centennial year celebration and the final installment of our Iconic Books blog post series. This series looks back at the titles we’ve published and highlights our most influential and iconic books.… Continue Reading Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years: Part 5

New This Month: December

Happy December! Browse our new books publishing this month and don’t forget to take advantage of our holiday sale for 40% off + FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75! Use code 01HOLIDAY at checkout. Before Busing: A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle by Zebulon Vance Miletsky “This is a history of Black and white Bostonians in all their variations… Continue Reading New This Month: December

Trending this Month: November

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this reading list of the most viewed books on our website this month. White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America by Anthea Butler A 2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Title “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… Continue Reading Trending this Month: November

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A Reading List

Happy Indigenous peoples’ day! Today, especially, is a good day to learn about Indigenous history. As we take today to honor the histories and cultures of Indigenous people, we’ve curated a reading list of some of our indigenous titles. Seeing Red: Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America by Michael John Witgen Published by the… Continue Reading Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A Reading List

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

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

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

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 Negro, 1550-1812 1969 National Book… Continue Reading Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years

Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Cate Hodorowicz)

Happy Women’s History Month! In celebration of this historical month, we’ll be sharing reading lists curated by our staff featuring all authors who identify as women. Today we’re sharing a list from Cate Hodorowicz, one of our newly promoted Editors. Click here to see the previously shared lists and learn more about how Women’s History Month came about. If you’re interested in purchasing any… Continue Reading Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Cate Hodorowicz)

Putinomics: Putin’s Economic Inheritance

The following is an excerpt from Chris Miller’s Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia. When Vladimir Putin first took power in 1999, he was a little-known figure ruling a country that was reeling from a decade and a half of crisis. In the years since, he has reestablished Russia as a great power. How did he do it? What… Continue Reading Putinomics: Putin’s Economic Inheritance

Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Elaine Maisner)

Happy Women’s History Month! In celebration of this historical month, we’ll be sharing reading lists curated by our staff featuring all authors who identify as women. Today we’re sharing a list from Elaine Maisner, one of our Executive Directors. Click here to see the previously shared lists and learn more about how Women’s History Month came about. If you’re interested in purchasing any of… Continue Reading Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Elaine Maisner)

Professor Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh discusses the inner lives of enslaved women through religion and spirituality with Stanford University

Last month, Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh, author of The Souls of Womenfolk: The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South, sat with Stanford University to examine some topics covered in her book. Beginning on the shores of West Africa in the sixteenth century and ending in the U.S. Lower South on the eve of the Civil War, Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh traces… Continue Reading Professor Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh discusses the inner lives of enslaved women through religion and spirituality with Stanford University

Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Sonya Bonczek)

Happy Women’s History Month! In celebration of this historical month, we’ll be sharing reading lists curated by our staff featuring all authors who identify as women. Today we’re sharing a list from Sonya Bonczek, our Director of Publicity. Click here to see the previously shared lists and learn more about how Women’s History Month came about. If you’re interested in purchasing any of these… Continue Reading Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Sonya Bonczek)

Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Andreina Fernandez)

Happy Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In… Continue Reading Women’s History Month 2022 Reading List (Curated by Andreina Fernandez)

Black History Month 2022 Reading List: Biographies

In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve chosen to publish a new reading list every week featuring only Black authors. The first reading list covered Black Resistance, the second covered the Black American experience and this week’s reading list centers biographies; telling the stories of a few vastly different lives lived under the Black identity umbrella. As mentioned in the… Continue Reading Black History Month 2022 Reading List: Biographies

Reimagining Africa: How Black Women Invented the Language of Soul in the 1950s

The following is an excerpt from Tanisha C. Ford’s Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul. From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool of… Continue Reading Reimagining Africa: How Black Women Invented the Language of Soul in the 1950s

Black History Month 2022 Reading List: The Black American Experience

Earlier this month, we published the first of our weekly Black History Month reading lists, focused on Black Resistance. This week’s reading list centers the Black American experience and it consists of books written by black authors who touch on a few of the various and infinite lived occurrences we share as Black people in America. We are not a… Continue Reading Black History Month 2022 Reading List: The Black American Experience

Left of Black web series featuring award-winning author and historian Tanisha C. Ford

In 2016, Tanisha C. Ford, author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul was featured on John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute’s Left of Black web series. Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal. In this… Continue Reading Left of Black web series featuring award-winning author and historian Tanisha C. Ford

Black History Month 2022 Reading List: Black Resistance

As you may already now, February is Black History Month. The history of black people should be celebrated at all times, but in February, we shine an extra special light on it. Black History Month began as Negro History Week in February 1926, created by historian Carter G. Woodson. In 1976, the celebration was expanded to a month. We’ll be… Continue Reading Black History Month 2022 Reading List: Black Resistance