Books for Courses
The University of North Carolina Press has a tradition of publishing groundbreaking studies that are also classroom friendly.
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New Course Books
Here is a small sample of our books for course use. To see all textbooks in American and World History, Latin American, Native American, Women’s or Literary Studies, and much more, browse our books by category.
As you browse the selections below, click on the book’s title. In many cases, you can read an excerpt, preview the Table of Contents, see an instructors’ manual, or find author blog posts and interviews.
Prompt and Utter Destruction, Third Edition
Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan
Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965
The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
The Path to Profitability
Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia
The Tough Stuff of American Memory
The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II
Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World
A History of Dominance and Diversity
Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War
American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812
Nationalism in Europe and America
Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775
Down and Out in the Great Depression
Letters from the Forgotten Man
Nature, Gender, and Science in New England
Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal
Cuba in the American Imagination
Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos