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AHA Virtual Exhibit

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

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[Scroll through the gallery to view our virtual booth in full]

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:

New books just released in paperback for immediate course adoption.


Breaking News — UNC Press has won its Third Bancroft Prize in four years.
Congratulations to Joseph P. Reidy!

UNC Press Recent Bancroft Prize Winners

Congratulations to these 200 AHA Prize Winners!

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

American Lucifers

American Lucifers

The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865

Jeremy Zallen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voices of the Enslaved by Sophie White, Winner of the 2020 James A. Rawley Prize, American Historical Association

American Lucifers by Jeremy Zallen, Winner of the 2020 Albert J. Beveridge Award, American Historical Association


The events of the past few months have brought 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.

Free Justice

From Here to Equality

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

Race for Profit

Chocolate City

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Black Food Geographies

Black Faces, White Spaces


UNC Press is proud to distribute titles from Reacting Consortium Press. 

For more information on these books, click here.
(Note, RCP books are not eligible for UNC Press promotional discounts.)


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent AHA conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Click here to shop our full list of books in our 2020 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.



The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Trouble of the World

Trouble of the World

Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital

Zach Sell

A Contest of Civilizations

A Contest of Civilizations

Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era

Andrew F. Lang

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

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

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

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

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

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

Daniel Horowitz

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

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

Fragile Democracy

Fragile Democracy

The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

James L. Leloudis, Robert R. Korstad

Fighting for Citizenship

Fighting for Citizenship

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

Brian Taylor

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

The Right to Live in Health

The Right to Live in Health

Medical Politics in Postindependence Havana

Daniel A. Rodríguez

Harnessing Harmony

Harnessing Harmony

Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788–1865

Billy Coleman

Embattled Freedom

Embattled Freedom

Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor

Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas

The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

Katherine M. Marino

Blue Texas

Blue Texas

The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Max Krochmal

Shelter in a Time of Storm

Shelter in a Time of Storm

How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Jelani M. Favors

Illusions of Emancipation

Illusions of Emancipation

The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Joseph P. Reidy

St. Francis of America

St. Francis of America

How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Patricia Appelbaum

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy

Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Chris Miller

Louis Austin and the Carolina Times

Louis Austin and the Carolina Times

A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Jerry Gershenhorn

A Different Shade of Justice

A Different Shade of Justice

Asian American Civil Rights in the South

Stephanie Hinnershitz

Goat Castle

Goat Castle

A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Karen L. Cox

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Dangerous Grounds

Dangerous Grounds

Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

David L. Parsons

American Honor

American Honor

The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Craig Bruce Smith

Labor Under Fire

Labor Under Fire

A History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Timothy J. Minchin

The Trouble with Minna

The Trouble with Minna

A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Hendrik Hartog

Black Firefighters and the FDNY

Black Firefighters and the FDNY

The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

David Goldberg

Free the Land

Free the Land

The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Edward Onaci

Free Justice

Free Justice

A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Sara Mayeux

Black Market

Black Market

The Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865

Aaron Carico

Uncontrollable Blackness

Uncontrollable Blackness

African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Douglas J. Flowe

Tabernacles of Clay

Tabernacles of Clay

Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Taylor G. Petrey

Contagions of Empire

Contagions of Empire

Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948

Khary Oronde Polk

With Masses and Arms

With Masses and Arms

Peru's Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement

Miguel La Serna

Jamaica Ladies

Jamaica Ladies

Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Christine Walker

Co-conspirator for Justice

Co-conspirator for Justice

The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Susan M. Reverby

Visions in a Seer Stone

Visions in a Seer Stone

Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

William L. Davis

Redefining the Immigrant South

Redefining the Immigrant South

Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War

Uzma Quraishi

Brazil's Revolution in Commerce

Brazil's Revolution in Commerce

Creating Consumer Capitalism in the American Century

James P. Woodard

Self-Defense in Mexico

Self-Defense in Mexico

Indigenous Community Policing and the New Dirty Wars

Luis Hernández Navarro, Ramor Ryan

Early American Rebels

Early American Rebels

Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640–1700

Noeleen McIlvenna

Latin America and the Global Cold War

Latin America and the Global Cold War

Thomas C. Field Jr., Stella Krepp, Vanni Pettinà

Aaron McDuffie Moore

Aaron McDuffie Moore

An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street

Blake Hill-Saya, G.K. Butterfield, C. Eileen Watts Welch

Mining Language

Mining Language

Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World

Allison Margaret Bigelow

Undelivered

Undelivered

From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service

Philip F. Rubio

Pauli Murray

Pauli Murray

A Personal and Political Life

Troy R. Saxby

Arguing until Doomsday

Arguing until Doomsday

Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Michael E. Woods

Beneath the Backbone of the World

Beneath the Backbone of the World

Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720–1877

Ryan Hall

Environments of Empire

Environments of Empire

Networks and Agents of Ecological Change

Ulrike Kirchberger, Brett M. Bennett

From Here to Equality

From Here to Equality

Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

Saving History

Saving History

How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation's Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Lauren R. Kerby

Landscape of Migration

Landscape of Migration

Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America

Jeffrey Alan Erbig Jr.

An Environmental History of the Civil War

An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning, Timothy Silver

Beatriz Allende

Beatriz Allende

A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

Tanya Harmer

Roadside Americans

Roadside Americans

The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation

Jack Reid

Cool Town

Cool Town

How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture

Grace Elizabeth Hale

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

Men Is Cheap

Men Is Cheap

Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Brian P. Luskey

A Wall of Our Own

A Wall of Our Own

An American History of the Berlin Wall

Paul M. Farber

The Laywoman Project

The Laywoman Project

Remaking Catholic Womanhood in the Vatican II Era

Mary J. Henold

The Young Lords

The Young Lords

A Radical History

Johanna Fernández

Lucean Arthur Headen

Lucean Arthur Headen

The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Jill D. Snider

Veil and Vow

Veil and Vow

Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

A Documentary History

John Corrigan, Lynn S. Neal

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

Thavolia Glymph

Porous Borders

Porous Borders

Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim

To Master the Boundless Sea

To Master the Boundless Sea

The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire

Jason W. Smith

Occupied Territory

Occupied Territory

Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Simon Balto

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Policing Los Angeles

Policing Los Angeles

Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

In Love and Struggle

In Love and Struggle

The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Stephen M. Ward

Two Faces of Exclusion

Two Faces of Exclusion

The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

Lon Kurashige

Cuban Revolution in America

Cuban Revolution in America

Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Teishan A. Latner

City of Inmates

City of Inmates

Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Celia Sánchez Manduley

Celia Sánchez Manduley

The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary

Tiffany A. Sippial

Those Who Know Don't Say

Those Who Know Don't Say

The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Garrett Felber

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Robert T. Chase

Unwanted

Unwanted

Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882–1965

Maddalena Marinari

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

Antonio Pereira Rebouças and the Trials of Brazilian Citizenship

Keila Grinberg, Kristin M. McGuire

No Barrier Can Contain It

No Barrier Can Contain It

Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Ariel Mae Lambe

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

Freedom Roots

Freedom Roots

Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois, Richard Lee Turits

Standard-Bearers of Equality

Standard-Bearers of Equality

America’s First Abolition Movement

Paul J. Polgar

The Color of the Third Degree

The Color of the Third Degree

Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930–1955

Silvan Niedermeier, Paul Allen Cohen

Democracy’s Capital

Democracy’s Capital

Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s

Lauren Pearlman

Inventing Disaster

Inventing Disaster

The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood

Cynthia A. Kierner

Eloquence Embodied

Eloquence Embodied

Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Céline Carayon

These People Have Always Been a Republic

These People Have Always Been a Republic

Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598–1912

Maurice S. Crandall

Food Fights

Food Fights

How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Charles C. Ludington, Matthew Morse Booker

Race for Profit

Race for Profit

How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

American Lucifers

American Lucifers

The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865

Jeremy Zallen

Starstruck in the Promised Land

Starstruck in the Promised Land

How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Shalom Goldman

Railroading Religion

Railroading Religion

Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

David Walker

Modernism on the Nile

Modernism on the Nile

Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Alex Dika Seggerman

Drug War Pathologies

Drug War Pathologies

Embedded Corporatism and U.S. Drug Enforcement in the Americas

Horace A. Bartilow

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

Alan McPherson

India and the Cold War

India and the Cold War

Manu Bhagavan

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

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

Jessica M. Kim

The King of Adobe

The King of Adobe

Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

Lorena Oropeza

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Derrick E. White