Omohundro Institute Conference Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Omohundro Institute Annual Conference.


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 OI editor of books Cathy Kelly, and more.




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

Click here for our full list of books in Early American history.

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.


Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

American Baroque

American Baroque

Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

Molly A. Warsh

Religion and the American Revolution

Religion and the American Revolution

An Imperial History

Katherine Carté

Thirteen Clocks

Thirteen Clocks

How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

Robert G. Parkinson

Convulsed States

Convulsed States

Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America

Jonathan Todd Hancock

The Strange Genius of Mr. O

The Strange Genius of Mr. O

The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity

Carolyn Eastman

Jamaica Ladies

Jamaica Ladies

Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Christine Walker

Mining Language

Mining Language

Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World

Allison Margaret Bigelow

Standard-Bearers of Equality

Standard-Bearers of Equality

America’s First Abolition Movement

Paul J. Polgar

Eloquence Embodied

Eloquence Embodied

Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Céline Carayon

The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Sean M. Kelley

Virginia 1619

Virginia 1619

Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall, James Horn

Caribbean New Orleans

Caribbean New Orleans

Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Cécile Vidal

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

Douglas L. Winiarski

The Occupation of Havana

The Occupation of Havana

War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Children of Uncertain Fortune

Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Daniel Livesay

Ireland in the Virginian Sea

Ireland in the Virginian Sea

Colonialism in the British Atlantic

Audrey Horning

In the Eye of All Trade

In the Eye of All Trade

Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783

Michael J. Jarvis

By Birth or Consent

By Birth or Consent

Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority

Holly Brewer

Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis

Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis

Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California, 1769-1850

Steven W. Hackel

Revolutionary Brotherhood

Revolutionary Brotherhood

Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840

Steven C. Bullock

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia

Kathleen M. Brown

Laboratories of Virtue

Laboratories of Virtue

Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835

Michael Meranze