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 our acquisition editor Andreina Fernandez, and more.

Andreina Fernandez
Andreina Fernandez, Acquisitions Editor


“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 Winner!

2023 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize, 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.

Gun Country

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Race for Profit

Free Justice

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

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.


The Politics of Safety

The Politics of Safety

The Black Struggle for Police Accountability in La Guardia's New York

Shannon King

Live from the Underground

Live from the Underground

A History of College Radio

Katherine Rye Jewell

Bundok

Bundok

A Hinterland History of Filipino America

Adrian De Leon

Prison Capital

Prison Capital

Mass Incarceration and Struggles for Abolition Democracy in Louisiana

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Surgery and Salvation

Surgery and Salvation

The Roots of Reproductive Injustice in Mexico, 1770–1940

Elizabeth O'Brien

This Is Our Home

This Is Our Home

Slavery and Struggle on Southern Plantations

Whitney Nell Stewart

Boardinghouse Women

Boardinghouse Women

How Southern Keepers, Cooks, Nurses, Widows, and Runaways Shaped Modern America

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Beyond Norma Rae

Beyond Norma Rae

How Puerto Rican and Southern White Women Fought for a Place in the American Working Class

Aimee Loiselle

Sound-Blind

Sound-Blind

American Literature and the Politics of Transcription

Alex Benson

Precarious Constructions

Precarious Constructions

Race, Class, and Urban Revitalization in Toronto

Vanessa A. Rosa

Encyclopédie noire

Encyclopédie noire

The Making of Moreau de Saint-Méry's Intellectual World

Sara E. Johnson

Gun Country

Gun Country

Gun Capitalism, Culture, and Control in Cold War America

Andrew C. McKevitt

Awakening the Ashes

Awakening the Ashes

An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

Ambivalent Affinities

Ambivalent Affinities

A Political History of Blackness and Homosexuality after World War II

Jennifer Dominique Jones

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Untold Life of Julia Chinn

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

The Race for America

The Race for America

Black Internationalism in the Age of Manifest Destiny

R. J. Boutelle

High Bias

High Bias

The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape

Marc Masters

Wondrous Transformations

Wondrous Transformations

A Maverick Physician, the Science of Hormones, and the Birth of the Transgender Revolution

Alison Li

Making the Latino South

Making the Latino South

A History of Racial Formation

Cecilia Márquez

The Famous Lady Lovers

The Famous Lady Lovers

Black Women and Queer Desire before Stonewall

Cookie Woolner

We Pursue Our Magic

We Pursue Our Magic

A Spiritual History of Black Feminism

Marina Magloire

Food Power Politics

Food Power Politics

The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Bobby J. Smith II

Urban Specters

Urban Specters

The Everyday Harms of Racial Capitalism

Sarah Mayorga

The Afro-Latino Memoir

The Afro-Latino Memoir

Race, Ethnicity, and Literary Interculturalism

Trent Masiki

Rendered Obsolete

Rendered Obsolete

Energy Culture and the Afterlife of US Whaling

Jamie L. Jones

Resistance from the Right

Resistance from the Right

Conservatives and the Campus Wars in Modern America

Lauren Lassabe Shepherd

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

Vodou en Vogue

Vodou en Vogue

Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States

Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

Landscapes of Care

Landscapes of Care

Immigration and Health in Rural America

Thurka Sangaramoorthy

Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe

Lawyer, Jailer, Ally, Foe

Complicity and Conscience in America's World War II Concentration Camps

Eric L. Muller

Teaching Public History

Teaching Public History

Julia Brock, Evan Faulkenbury

The Future of Rock and Roll

The Future of Rock and Roll

97X WOXY and the Fight for True Independence

Robin James

Ybor City

Ybor City

Crucible of the Latina South

Sarah McNamara

White Gloves, Black Nation

White Gloves, Black Nation

Women, Citizenship, and Political Wayfaring in Haiti

Grace Sanders Johnson

Fit Citizens

Fit Citizens

A History of Black Women's Exercise from Post-Reconstruction to Postwar America

Ava Purkiss

Solidarity across the Americas

Solidarity across the Americas

The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and Anti-imperialism

Margaret M. Power

Reading Territory

Reading Territory

Indigenous and Black Freedom, Removal, and the Nineteenth-Century State

Kathryn Walkiewicz

Seattle in Coalition

Seattle in Coalition

Multiracial Alliances, Labor Politics, and Transnational Activism in the Pacific Northwest, 1970–1999

Diana K. Johnson

The Multiracial Promise

The Multiracial Promise

Harold Washington's Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan's America

Gordon K. Mantler

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

Cross-Border Cosmopolitans

The Making of a Pan-African North America

Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey

The Strikers of Coachella

The Strikers of Coachella

A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement

Christian O. Paiz

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics

Anastasia C. Curwood

Consent in the Presence of Force

Consent in the Presence of Force

Sexual Violence and Black Women's Survival in Antebellum New Orleans

Emily A. Owens

The Southern Way of Life

The Southern Way of Life

Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South

Charles Reagan Wilson

Unmoored

Unmoored

The Search for Sincerity in Colonial America

Ana Schwartz

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

Free Joan Little

Free Joan Little

The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence, and Imprisonment

Christina Greene

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

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

Rude Citizenship

Rude Citizenship

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

Larisa Kingston Mann

Citizens and Rulers of the World

Citizens and Rulers of the World

The American Child and the Cartographic Pedagogies of Empire

Mahshid Mayar

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

Class Interruptions

Class Interruptions

Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women's Fiction

Robin Brooks

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

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

Arise Africa, Roar China

Arise Africa, Roar China

Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century

Yunxiang Gao

The Earliest African American Literatures

The Earliest African American Literatures

A Critical Reader

Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Cassander L. Smith

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

Planetary Specters

Planetary Specters

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

Neel Ahuja

White Philanthropy

White Philanthropy

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

Maribel Morey

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

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

A Nation of Descendants

A Nation of Descendants

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

Francesca Morgan

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, Bill Manbo

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

Dancing with the Revolution

Dancing with the Revolution

Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba

Elizabeth B. Schwall

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