AHA Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the American Historical Association.

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Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, or chat with one of our editors — Mark Simpson-Vos, Brandon Proia, Debbie Gershenowitz, Andrew Winters, or Elaine Maisner.

You can learn about our new books just published in these great book series:



Congratulations to these 2021 AHA Prize Winners!

Winner of the
2021 James A. Rawley Prize,
American Historical Association
Winner of the
2021 Littleton-Griswold Prize,
American Historical Association
Winner of the
2021 Albert J. Beveridge Award,
American Historical Association

2021 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize,
American Historical Association

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Announcing: Reacting to the Past ™ Game Books from the Reacting Consortium
to be Co-Published by the University of North Carolina Press

For more information, click here.


Recent events continue to bring new attention to subjects like police brutality, institutionalized racism, protests and activism, and more. These subjects are among the pillars of the UNC Press publishing program, and have cast new light on some of our newest books, and some of our classic bestselling titles.

Some of these books are highlighted in our Justice, Power, and Politics series.

You can also check out our full listing of new and classic books in African American Studies.

Race for Profit

Free Justice

From Here to Equality

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

Chocolate City

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Black Food Geographies

Black Faces, White Spaces


Click here to shop our full list of books in our American History Catalog.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


Cold War Liberation

Cold War Liberation

The Soviet Union and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961–1975

Natalia Telepneva

The Streets Belong to Us

The Streets Belong to Us

Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification

Anne Gray Fischer

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America

Michael John Witgen

Permanent Markers

Permanent Markers

Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome

Sarah Abel

Hajj to the Heart

Hajj to the Heart

Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean

Scott Kugle

Arise Africa, Roar China

Arise Africa, Roar China

Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century

Yunxiang Gao

Closing the Golden Door

Closing the Golden Door

Asian Migration and the Hidden History of Exclusion at Ellis Island

Anna Pegler-Gordon

Living Queer History

Living Queer History

Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City

Gregory Samantha Rosenthal

Underwriters of the United States

Underwriters of the United States

How Insurance Shaped the American Founding

Hannah Farber

The Birth Certificate

The Birth Certificate

An American History

Susan J. Pearson

White Philanthropy

White Philanthropy

Carnegie Corporation's An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order

Maribel Morey

Planetary Specters

Planetary Specters

Race, Migration, and Climate Change in the Twenty-First Century

Neel Ahuja

Tears, Fire, and Blood

Tears, Fire, and Blood

The United States and the Decolonization of Africa

James H. Meriwether

Gettysburg 1963

Gettysburg 1963

Civil Rights, Cold War Politics, and Historical Memory in America's Most Famous Small Town

Jill Ogline Titus

Winter in America

Winter in America

A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution

Daniel Robert McClure

Choctaw Confederates

Choctaw Confederates

The American Civil War in Indian Country

Fay A. Yarbrough

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis

Jan Ellen Lewis, Barry Bienstock, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf

Caribeños at the Table

Caribeños at the Table

How Migration, Health, and Race Intersect in New York City

Melissa Fuster

Frank Porter Graham

Frank Porter Graham

Southern Liberal, Citizen of the World

William A. Link

Rites of Retaliation

Rites of Retaliation

Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War

Lorien Foote

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Free People of Color in the South

Warren Eugene Milteer Jr.

A Nation of Descendants

A Nation of Descendants

Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History

Francesca Morgan

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

Her Cold War

Her Cold War

Women in the U.S. Military, 1945–1980

Tanya L. Roth

The Generals' Civil War

The Generals' Civil War

What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today

Stephen Cushman

Nixon's War at Home

Nixon's War at Home

The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism

Daniel S. Chard

The Record of Murders and Outrages

The Record of Murders and Outrages

Racial Violence and the Fight over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction

William A. Blair

Meatpacking America

Meatpacking America

How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Ends of War

Ends of War

The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox

Caroline E. Janney

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh

Insiders, Outsiders

Insiders, Outsiders

Toward a New History of Southern Thought

Sarah E. Gardner, Steven M. Stowe

Cruising for Conspirators

Cruising for Conspirators

How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime

Alecia P. Long

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Migration and the Making of the United States

Samantha Seeley

Stretching the Heavens

Stretching the Heavens

The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism

Terryl L. Givens

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

A Saint of Our Own

A Saint of Our Own

How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

The Wilmington Ten

The Wilmington Ten

Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

Colors of Confinement

Colors of Confinement

Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II

Eric L. Muller

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865–1941

Jessica M. Kim

The Men and the Moment

The Men and the Moment

The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Aram Goudsouzian

American Baroque

American Baroque

Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

Molly A. Warsh

Apostle of Union

Apostle of Union

A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Matthew Mason

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Revolutionaries for the Right

Revolutionaries for the Right

Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Kyle Burke

Manteo's World

Manteo's World

Native American Life in Carolina's Sound Country before and after the Lost Colony

Helen C. Rountree

Nonviolence before King

Nonviolence before King

The Politics of Being and the Black Freedom Struggle

Anthony C. Siracusa

Oil Palm

Oil Palm

A Global History

Jonathan E. Robins

Space-Time Colonialism

Space-Time Colonialism

Alaska's Indigenous and Asian Entanglements

Juliana Hu Pegues

The Swamp Peddlers

The Swamp Peddlers

How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream

Jason Vuic

The Male Chauvinist Pig

The Male Chauvinist Pig

A History

Julie Willett

Religion and the American Revolution

Religion and the American Revolution

An Imperial History

Katherine Carté

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

African American Children in the Antebellum North

Crystal Lynn Webster

Against Sex

Against Sex

Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Kara M. French

Behold the Land

Behold the Land

The Black Arts Movement in the South

James Smethurst

Meade at Gettysburg

Meade at Gettysburg

A Study in Command

Kent Masterson Brown, Esq.

Divided by Terror

Divided by Terror

American Patriotism after 9/11

John Bodnar

Defending the Arctic Refuge

Defending the Arctic Refuge

A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice

Finis Dunaway

Brewing a Boycott

Brewing a Boycott

How a Grassroots Coalition Fought Coors and Remade American Consumer Activism

Allyson P. Brantley

Thirteen Clocks

Thirteen Clocks

How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

Robert G. Parkinson

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Brazil, the United States, and the Creation of the Religious Right

Benjamin A. Cowan

Blind Joe Death's America

Blind Joe Death's America

John Fahey, the Blues, and Writing White Discontent

George Henderson

Dancing with the Revolution

Dancing with the Revolution

Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba

Elizabeth B. Schwall

Black Smoke

Black Smoke

African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

Adrian Miller

West of Slavery

West of Slavery

The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

Kevin Waite

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Dale W. Tomich, Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Carlos Venegas Fornias, Rafael de Bivar Marquese

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

Mario Filho, Jack A. Draper III

Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired

An Intimate History of Fatigue

Emily K. Abel

Convulsed States

Convulsed States

Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America

Jonathan Todd Hancock

No Common Ground

No Common Ground

Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

Karen L. Cox

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Florida's Faith-Based Prisons and the American Carceral State

Brad Stoddard

Race for Profit

Race for Profit

How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Committed

Committed

Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions

Susan Burch

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Eric Williams, William A. Darity Jr., Colin A. Palmer

The Colored Conventions Movement

The Colored Conventions Movement

Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, Sarah Lynn Patterson

Cuban Memory Wars

Cuban Memory Wars

Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

Michael J. Bustamante

White Evangelical Racism

White Evangelical Racism

The Politics of Morality in America

Anthea Butler

A New Christian Identity

A New Christian Identity

Christian Science Origins and Experience in American Culture

Amy B. Voorhees

Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed

Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed

The Detroit Uprising of 1943

Rachel Marie-Crane Williams

Radical Sacrifice

Radical Sacrifice

The Rise and Ruin of Fitz John Porter

William Marvel

The Ballad of Robert Charles

The Ballad of Robert Charles

Searching for the New Orleans Riot of 1900

K. Stephen Prince

The Shadow of El Centro

The Shadow of El Centro

A History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity

Jessica Ordaz

Staging Indigeneity

Staging Indigeneity

Salvage Tourism and the Performance of Native American History

Katrina Phillips

The Strange Genius of Mr. O

The Strange Genius of Mr. O

The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity

Carolyn Eastman

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.

Tamika Y. Nunley

The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life

Tamara Plakins Thornton

Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Earl J. Hess

Freedom Farmers

Freedom Farmers

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White, LaDonna Redmond

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Caroline Cox, Robert L. Middlekauff

The Ordeal of the Reunion

The Ordeal of the Reunion

A New History of Reconstruction

Mark Wahlgren Summers

Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery

Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery

The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Daniel W. Crofts

Color and Character

Color and Character

West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality

Pamela Grundy

Putinomics

Putinomics

Power and Money in Resurgent Russia

Chris Miller

Colored Travelers

Colored Travelers

Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

The Men of Mobtown

The Men of Mobtown

Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Adam Malka

A Contest of Civilizations

A Contest of Civilizations

Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era

Andrew F. Lang

Trouble of the World

Trouble of the World

Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital

Zach Sell

The Scholar and the Struggle

The Scholar and the Struggle

Lawrence Reddick's Crusade for Black History and Black Power

David A. Varel

Shipwrecked

Shipwrecked

Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach

Jamin Wells

Abusive Policies

Abusive Policies

How the American Child Welfare System Lost Its Way

Mical Raz

Writing Kit Carson

Writing Kit Carson

Fallen Heroes in a Changing West

Susan Lee Johnson

Unceasing Militant

Unceasing Militant

The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Alison M. Parker

The Punitive Turn in American Life

The Punitive Turn in American Life

How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

Michael S. Sherry

Christian Citizens

Christian Citizens

Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South

Elizabeth L. Jemison

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

Centering Islam in World War II

Kelly A. Hammond

American Gold Digger

American Gold Digger

Marriage, Money, and the Law from the Ziegfeld Follies to Anna Nicole Smith

Brian Donovan

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean

The Last Turtlemen of the Caribbean

Waterscapes of Labor, Conservation, and Boundary Making

Sharika D. Crawford

The Haitians

The Haitians

A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, Walter D. Mignolo

Realizing Islam

Realizing Islam

The Tijaniyya in North Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Muslim World

Zachary Valentine Wright

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

Reality TV's Shark Tank and the American Dream in Uncertain Times

Daniel Horowitz

Storming Vicksburg

Storming Vicksburg

Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

Earl J. Hess

Lula and His Politics of Cunning

Lula and His Politics of Cunning

From Metalworker to President of Brazil

John D. French

Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom

Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom

Mulattoes and Mixed Bloods in English Colonial America

A. B. Wilkinson

Fighting for Citizenship

Fighting for Citizenship

Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Brian Taylor

Fragile Democracy

Fragile Democracy

The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

James L. Leloudis, Robert R. Korstad

To Make the Wounded Whole

To Make the Wounded Whole

The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS

Dan Royles

Visualizing Equality

Visualizing Equality

African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Aston Gonzalez

The Hamlet Fire

The Hamlet Fire

A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives

Bryant Simon

An Intimate Economy

An Intimate Economy

Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade

Alexandra J. Finley