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C19 Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.


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 editor Lucas Church, and more.

All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent C19 conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.


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


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.


Lyrical Strains

Lyrical Strains

Liberalism and Women's Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America

Elissa Zellinger

The Perfecting of Nature

The Perfecting of Nature

Reforming Bodies in Antebellum Literature

Josh Doty

That Middle World

That Middle World

Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing

Julia S. Charles

Visions in a Seer Stone

Visions in a Seer Stone

Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

William L. Davis

Gathering to Save a Nation

Gathering to Save a Nation

Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Stephen D. Engle

The Gift of the Face

The Gift of the Face

Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian

Shamoon Zamir

The Portrait's Subject

The Portrait's Subject

Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Sarah Blackwood

Freedom Roots

Freedom Roots

Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois, Richard Lee Turits

Railroading Religion

Railroading Religion

Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

David Walker

Sex and the Civil War

Sex and the Civil War

Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith Giesberg

Intimations of Modernity

Intimations of Modernity

Civil Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Literary Indians

Literary Indians

Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Angela Calcaterra

A Luminous Brotherhood

A Luminous Brotherhood

Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Suzanne Clark

Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves

Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves

Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

City of Second Sight

City of Second Sight

Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Justin T. Clark