Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the American Studies Association.
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, or Lucas Church.
“We would love to hear from you. One of the things editors love doing at conferences is meeting with new and prospective authors and talking about their work.
We are eager to hear from authors who have new promising proposals and projects.”
Have questions about whether UNC Press is the right publisher for you, or how to submit a proposal? Visit our For Prospective Authors page.
You can learn about our new books just published in these great book series:
- Our brand new imprint, Ferris & Ferris Books
- John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
- David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History
- Studies in United States Culture
- Gender and American Culture
- Civil War America
- The New Cold War History
- Justice, Power, and Politics
- Critical Indigeneities
- Where Religion Lives
- Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges
- Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks
New books just released in paperback for immediate course adoption.
Breaking News — UNC Press has just won its Third Bancroft Prize in four years. Congratulations to Joseph P. Reidy!
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.
New Editions of Classic UNC Press Books available Spring 2021
All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent ASA 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 American Studies.
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.
Housing Segregation and Black Life in America
Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach
How the American Child Welfare System Lost Its Way
Fallen Heroes in a Changing West
Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life
How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War
Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South
How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture
Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream
Marriage, Money, and the Law from the Ziegfeld Follies to Anna Nicole Smith
How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement
Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music
Reality TV's Shark Tank and the American Dream in Uncertain Times
How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community
A Decolonial History
Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing
African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS
The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era
How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint
A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South
Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era
The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State
How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights
The Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865
African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York
Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi
Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism
Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948
The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman
Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon
Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War
Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720–1877
Networks and Agents of Ecological Change
Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation's Capital and Redeem a Christian America
The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation
How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture
An American History of the Berlin Wall
A Civil Rights Memorial
A Radical History
Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture
A Documentary History
How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music
Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers
Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD
The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs
The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States
Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992
The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary
The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State
State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America
How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History
Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s
The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West
The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City
How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice
Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State
How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel
Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865–1941
Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement
Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement
A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital
Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta
Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression
Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance
Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty
Photography, History, and the American Present
Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?
Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.
Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century
The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America
A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina
Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era
Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity
Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis
The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction
The Rise of the American Motorcyclist