Karen L. Cox, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Françoise N. Hamlin, Brown University
We are excited to announce the launch of our new book series—the Boundless South–with UNC Press! The series was born out of our friendship, shared interest in the study of the American South, and a desire to showcase narrative histories of the region that can reach a wide variety of audiences. As series editors, we are seeking books that are regional, readable, and deeply researched while capturing the stories of people, places, and culture. Our vision for the Boundless South is to connect audiences to real southerners and present the diversity of “southerness” and the extent of the southern diaspora with nuance and broad appeal.
We are thrilled to place Alecia P. Long’s book, Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime, as the first in the series. The vibrantly rich narrative showing how the conspiracy surrounding the Kennedy assassination took a decidedly homophobic turn at the hands of an unscrupulous Orleans Parrish DA. It is full of dramatic build up, eccentricity in all forms, and plot twists as new events unfolded, which superbly represents the feel of the series. Written to attract a wide-ranging audience, Cruising for Conspirators will have broad appeal and we look forward to offering more of the same in the years to come!
Karen L. Cox
Books in the Boundless South series (click on a book to learn more):