Save 40% on UNC Press books during our American History SALE! See details.

Save 40% on UNC Press books during our American History SALE! See details.

American History Sale — Women’s History

UNC Press American History Sale

Welcome to the UNC Press 2020 American History Catalog!

Save 40% on our new and recent books in Women’s History — and on any UNC Press book.

Plus, if your order totals $75.00 or more, shipping is free!

Remember to enter promo code 01DAH40 at checkout!


Browse these selected titles below.
Click to view our complete list of Women’s History titles.



Unceasing Militant

Unceasing Militant

The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Alison M. Parker

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas

The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

Katherine M. Marino

Tabernacles of Clay

Tabernacles of Clay

Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Taylor G. Petrey

Jamaica Ladies

Jamaica Ladies

Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Christine Walker

Pauli Murray

Pauli Murray

A Personal and Political Life

Troy R. Saxby

Beatriz Allende

Beatriz Allende

A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

Tanya Harmer

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

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

Veil and Vow

Veil and Vow

Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

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

Thavolia Glymph

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Funding Feminism

Funding Feminism

Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967

Joan Marie Johnson

Semi Queer

Semi Queer

Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers

Anne Balay

Celia Sánchez Manduley

Celia Sánchez Manduley

The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary

Tiffany A. Sippial

No Barrier Can Contain It

No Barrier Can Contain It

Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Ariel Mae Lambe

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

On the Freedom Side

On the Freedom Side

How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Wesley C. Hogan

The Portrait's Subject

The Portrait's Subject

Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Sarah Blackwood

The Injustices of Rape

The Injustices of Rape

How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950–1980

Catherine O. Jacquet

Inventing Disaster

Inventing Disaster

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

Cynthia A. Kierner

Stirrings

Stirrings

How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice

Lana Dee Povitz

Incarcerated Stories

Incarcerated Stories

Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State

Shannon Speed

Reproduction on the Reservation

Reproduction on the Reservation

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century

Brianna Theobald

Speaking of Feminism

Speaking of Feminism

Today's Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement

Rachel F. Seidman

Remaking Black Power

Remaking Black Power

How Black Women Transformed an Era

Ashley D. Farmer

Knocking on Labor’s Door

Knocking on Labor’s Door

Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Lane Windham

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Traci Parker

A Saint of Our Own

A Saint of Our Own

How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Slave No More

Slave No More

Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

Aline Helg, Lara Vergnaud

No Mercy Here

No Mercy Here

Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity

Sarah Haley

Lovie

Lovie

The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Lisa Yarger

Atlantic Bonds

Atlantic Bonds

A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Lisa A. Lindsay

The Second Line of Defense

The Second Line of Defense

American Women and World War I

Lynn Dumenil

Sex and the Civil War

Sex and the Civil War

Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith Giesberg

Gender and Jim Crow, Second Edition

Gender and Jim Crow, Second Edition

Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Jim Crow Capital

Jim Crow Capital

Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920–1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

Working in Hollywood

Working in Hollywood

How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Ronny Regev

The Lesbian South

The Lesbian South

Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

Jaime Harker

A Luminous Brotherhood

A Luminous Brotherhood

Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Suzanne Clark

American Child Bride

American Child Bride

A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

Recaptured Africans

Recaptured Africans

Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade

Sharla M. Fett

Strategic Sisterhood

Strategic Sisterhood

The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Rebecca Tuuri

Maternal Bodies

Maternal Bodies

Redefining Motherhood in Early America

Nora Doyle

Radical Friend

Radical Friend

Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Nancy A. Hewitt

Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis

At the Table with an American Original

Sara B. Franklin

Devotions and Desires

Devotions and Desires

Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, Heather R. White

Common Threads

Common Threads

A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism

Sally Dwyer-McNulty

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Sherie M. Randolph

This Grand Experiment

This Grand Experiment

When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War–Era Washington, D.C.

Jessica Ziparo

Without Precedent

Without Precedent

The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Anna R. Hayes

Welcome to Fairyland

Welcome to Fairyland

Queer Miami before 1940

Julio Capó Jr.

A Communion of Shadows

A Communion of Shadows

Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Rachel McBride Lindsey

Raising Government Children

Raising Government Children

A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Catherine E. Rymph

A Very Mutinous People

A Very Mutinous People

The Struggle for North Carolina, 1660-1713

Noeleen McIlvenna

The Promise of Patriarchy

The Promise of Patriarchy

Women and the Nation of Islam

Ula Yvette Taylor

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition

Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition

Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Annelise Orleck

Archives of Dispossession

Archives of Dispossession

Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848–1960

Karen R. Roybal

The Three Graces of Val-Kill

The Three Graces of Val-Kill

Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own

Emily Herring Wilson

Abortion after Roe

Abortion after Roe

Johanna Schoen

Liberated Threads

Liberated Threads

Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Tanisha C. Ford

Boss Lady

Boss Lady

How Three Women Entrepreneurs Built Successful Big Businesses in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Edith Sparks

After Aquarius Dawned

After Aquarius Dawned

How the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies

Judy Kutulas

No Right to Be Idle

No Right to Be Idle

The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s

Sarah F. Rose

Madhouse

Madhouse

Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Jennifer L. Lambe

The Myth of Seneca Falls

The Myth of Seneca Falls

Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898

Lisa Tetrault

New Netherland Connections

New Netherland Connections

Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America

Susanah Shaw Romney