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Appalachian Studies Association Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Appalachian 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, chat with our acquisitions editor Lucas Church, and more.


UNC Press has partnerships with two journals that publish in Appalachian Studies.

Appalachian Review

https://uncpress.org/journals/appalachian-review/
Formerly Appalachian Heritage, this journal showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond.

Southern Cultures

https://uncpress.org/journals/southern-cultures/
This award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South.


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



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.

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.


Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English

Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English

Michael B. Montgomery, Jennifer K. N. Heinmiller

Movie-Made Appalachia

Movie-Made Appalachia

History, Hollywood, and the Highland South

John C. Inscoe

Tar Heel Lightnin'

Tar Heel Lightnin'

How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World

Daniel S. Pierce

Gone Home

Gone Home

Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown

Liberia, South Carolina

Liberia, South Carolina

An African American Appalachian Community

John M. Coggeshall

Endless Caverns

Endless Caverns

An Underground Journey into the Show Caves of Appalachia

Douglas Reichert Powell

Family of Earth

Family of Earth

A Southern Mountain Childhood

Wilma Dykeman, Robert Morgan

Hittin' the Prayer Bones

Hittin' the Prayer Bones

Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Anderson Blanton

Strangers Below

Strangers Below

Primitive Baptists and American Culture

Joshua Guthman

Mary Breckinridge

Mary Breckinridge

The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia

Melanie Beals Goan

Wayfaring Strangers

Wayfaring Strangers

The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr

Decoration Day in the Mountains

Decoration Day in the Mountains

Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians

Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour

Mountain Nature

Mountain Nature

A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians

Jennifer Frick-Ruppert

All That Is Native and Fine

All That Is Native and Fine

The Politics of Culture in an American Region

David E. Whisnant

Cornbread Nation 3

Cornbread Nation 3

Foods of the Mountain South

Ronni Lundy

The Heart of Confederate Appalachia

The Heart of Confederate Appalachia

Western North Carolina in the Civil War

John C. Inscoe, Gordon B. McKinney

To Save the Land and People

To Save the Land and People

A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia

Chad Montrie

Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America

Timothy Silver

Sodom Laurel Album

Sodom Laurel Album

Rob Amberg

Appalachia

Appalachia

A History

John Alexander Williams

Ray Hicks

Ray Hicks

Master Storyteller of the Blue Ridge

Robert Isbell