American Studies Association Virtual Exhibit

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

Scroll to see our newest releases!

We’re hoping to see you at the conference. But, if you won’t be traveling this year, 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 — Andreina Fernandez, Mark Simpson-Vos, 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:


Congratulations to our most recent ASA Book Award Winners!

2022 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize, American Studies Association

2022 Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize, International Committee, American Studies Association


Events of recent months 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.

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Race for Profit

Free Justice

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

Chocolate City

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Black Food Geographies

Black Faces, White Spaces


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.


Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

The Making of a Pan-African North America

Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics

Anastasia C. Curwood

Unmoored

Unmoored

The Search for Sincerity in Colonial America

Ana Schwartz

The Southern Way of Life

The Southern Way of Life

Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South

Charles Reagan Wilson

Before Equiano

Before Equiano

A Prehistory of the North American Slave Narrative

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Queer Women in the Urban South

La Shonda Mims

Making Our Future

Making Our Future

Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia

Emily Hilliard

American Dreams, American Nightmares

American Dreams, American Nightmares

Culture and Crisis in Residential Real Estate from the Great Recession to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Daniel Horowitz

Culture in the Clinic

Culture in the Clinic

Miami and the Making of Modern Medicine

Catherine Mas

Free Joan Little

Free Joan Little

The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence, and Imprisonment

Christina Greene

Indigenuity

Indigenuity

Native Craftwork and the Art of American Literatures

Caroline Wigginton

Global Faith, Worldly Power

Global Faith, Worldly Power

Evangelical Internationalism and U.S. Empire

John Corrigan, Melani McAlister, Axel R. Schäfer

Detention Empire

Detention Empire

Reagan's War on Immigrants and the Seeds of Resistance

Kristina Shull

C. Vann Woodward

C. Vann Woodward

America's Historian

James C. Cobb

State of Disaster

State of Disaster

The Failure of U.S. Migration Policy in an Age of Climate Change

Maria Cristina Garcia

Agrotopias

Agrotopias

An American Literary History of Sustainability

Abby L. Goode

Oriental, Black, and White

Oriental, Black, and White

The Formation of Racial Habits in American Theater

Josephine Lee

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

We the Dead

We the Dead

Preserving Data at the End of the World

Brian Michael Murphy

Eating While Black

Eating While Black

Food Shaming and Race in America

Psyche A. Williams-Forson

American Lucifers

American Lucifers

The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865

Jeremy Zallen

The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Transpacific Convergences

Transpacific Convergences

Race, Migration, and Japanese American Film Culture before World War II

Denise Khor

These Ragged Edges

These Ragged Edges

Histories of Violence along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Andrew J. Torget, Gerardo Gurza-Lavalle

Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children

Child Migration and the Geopolitics of Compassion in the United States

Anita Casavantes Bradford

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

Art from an African American South

Bernard L. Herman

Border Bodies

Border Bodies

Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands

Bernadine Marie Hernández

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

An Artist's Reckoning with the South

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Edible North Carolina

Edible North Carolina

A Journey across a State of Flavor

Marcie Cohen Ferris, Katherine Hysmith, Baxter Miller, Vivian Howard

Toxic Debt

Toxic Debt

An Environmental Justice History of Detroit

Josiah Rector

Dreaming the Present

Dreaming the Present

Time, Aesthetics, and the Black Cooperative Movement

Irvin J. Hunt

Citizens and Rulers of the World

Citizens and Rulers of the World

The American Child and the Cartographic Pedagogies of Empire

Mahshid Mayar

Rude Citizenship

Rude Citizenship

Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright, and the Reverberations of Colonial Power

Larisa Kingston Mann

The Streets Belong to Us

The Streets Belong to Us

Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification

Anne Gray Fischer

Placental Politics

Placental Politics

CHamoru Women, White Womanhood, and Indigeneity under U.S. Colonialism in Guam

Christine Taitano DeLisle

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

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

Robert T. Chase

A South You Never Ate

A South You Never Ate

Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Bernard L. Herman

Game of Privilege

Game of Privilege

An African American History of Golf

Lane Demas

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Mario T. García

Fatal Revolutions

Fatal Revolutions

Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Christopher P. Iannini

Endless Caverns

Endless Caverns

An Underground Journey into the Show Caves of Appalachia

Douglas Reichert Powell

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

The Historian's Eye

The Historian's Eye

Photography, History, and the American Present

Matthew Frye Jacobson

Talking Guitar

Talking Guitar

Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music

Jas Obrecht

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table

Contemporary Christianities in the American South

James Hudnut-Beumler

Class Interruptions

Class Interruptions

Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women's Fiction

Robin Brooks

O. N. Pruitt's Possum Town

O. N. Pruitt's Possum Town

Photographing Trouble and Resilience in the American South

Berkley Hudson, Tom Rankin

Permanent Markers

Permanent Markers

Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome

Sarah Abel

The Earliest African American Literatures

The Earliest African American Literatures

A Critical Reader

Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Cassander L. Smith

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

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

Settler Memory

Settler Memory

The Disavowal of Indigeneity and the Politics of Race in the United States

Kevin Bruyneel

Winter in America

Winter in America

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

Daniel Robert McClure

Caribeños at the Table

Caribeños at the Table

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

Melissa Fuster

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

May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand

A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

Nixon's War at Home

Nixon's War at Home

The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism

Daniel S. Chard

Grotesque Touch

Grotesque Touch

Women, Violence, and Contemporary Circum-Caribbean Narratives

Amy King

Meatpacking America

Meatpacking America

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

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Cruising for Conspirators

Cruising for Conspirators

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

Alecia P. Long

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

Gone Home

Gone Home

Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown

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

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

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

Behold the Land

Behold the Land

The Black Arts Movement in the South

James Smethurst

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

Blind Joe Death's America

Blind Joe Death's America

John Fahey, the Blues, and Writing White Discontent

George Henderson

Thirteen Clocks

Thirteen Clocks

How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

Robert G. Parkinson

Dancing with the Revolution

Dancing with the Revolution

Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba

Elizabeth B. Schwall

Porn Work

Porn Work

Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism

Heather Berg

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

Mario Filho, Jack A. Draper III

Half in Shadow

Half in Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

Shanna Greene Benjamin

The Thing about Religion

The Thing about Religion

An Introduction to the Material Study of Religions

David Morgan

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

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

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

Chronicling Stankonia

Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

Regina Bradley

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Caroline Cox, Robert L. Middlekauff

Cool Town

Cool Town

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

Grace Elizabeth Hale

Color and Character

Color and Character

West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality

Pamela Grundy

Black Marxism, Revised and Updated Third Edition

Black Marxism, Revised and Updated Third Edition

The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Cedric J. Robinson, Robin D. G. Kelley, Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Damien Sojoyner

Trouble of the World

Trouble of the World

Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital

Zach Sell

Movie-Made Appalachia

Movie-Made Appalachia

History, Hollywood, and the Highland South

John C. Inscoe

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

How the Streets Were Made

How the Streets Were Made

Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Yelena Bailey

Writing Kit Carson

Writing Kit Carson

Fallen Heroes in a Changing West

Susan Lee Johnson

I Don't Like the Blues

I Don't Like the Blues

Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life

B. Brian Foster

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

Lyrical Strains

Lyrical Strains

Liberalism and Women's Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America

Elissa Zellinger

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

Diners, Dudes, and Diets

Diners, Dudes, and Diets

How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

Emily J. H. Contois

The Perfecting of Nature

The Perfecting of Nature

Reforming Bodies in Antebellum Literature

Josh Doty

Race Characters

Race Characters

Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream

Swati Rana

American Gold Digger

American Gold Digger

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

Brian Donovan

Whose Blues?

Whose Blues?

Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music

Adam Gussow

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine

The Haitians

The Haitians

A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, Walter D. Mignolo

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

Entertaining Entrepreneurs

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

Daniel Horowitz

That Middle World

That Middle World

Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing

Julia S. Charles