SAWH Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Southern Association for Women Historians.

Scroll through our newest releases!


We’re looking forward to getting together at the conference. But in case you won’t be traveling this year, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with one of our acquisitions editors, check out new titles in our Gender and American Culture series, and more.

And check out this post on the UNC Press Blog, celebrating the SAWH’s 50th Anniversary.


Recent events continue to bring 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.

Race for Profit

Free Justice

From Here to Equality

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

Chocolate City

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Black Food Geographies

Black Faces, White Spaces



Click here for our full list of books in Women’s Studies.

All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent SAWH 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.


Grain and Fire

Grain and Fire

A History of Baking in the American South

Rebecca Sharpless

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

An Artist's Reckoning with the South

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Love and Duty

Love and Duty

Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss

Angela Esco Elder

Spectacle of Grief

Spectacle of Grief

Public Funerals and Memory in the Civil War Era

Sarah J. Purcell

Choctaw Confederates

Choctaw Confederates

The American Civil War in Indian Country

Fay A. Yarbrough

Ends of War

Ends of War

The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox

Caroline E. Janney

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh

Cruising for Conspirators

Cruising for Conspirators

How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime

Alecia P. Long

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

American Baroque

American Baroque

Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

Molly A. Warsh

Manteo's World

Manteo's World

Native American Life in Carolina's Sound Country before and after the Lost Colony

Helen C. Rountree

No Common Ground

No Common Ground

Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

Karen L. Cox

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.

Tamika Y. Nunley

Cool Town

Cool Town

How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture

Grace Elizabeth Hale

Color and Character

Color and Character

West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality

Pamela Grundy

A Thousand Thirsty Beaches

A Thousand Thirsty Beaches

Smuggling Alcohol from Cuba to the South during Prohibition

Lisa Lindquist Dorr

Unceasing Militant

Unceasing Militant

The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Alison M. Parker

Christian Citizens

Christian Citizens

Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South

Elizabeth L. Jemison

An Intimate Economy

An Intimate Economy

Enslaved Women, Work, and America's Domestic Slave Trade

Alexandra J. Finley

Embattled Freedom

Embattled Freedom

Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor

This War Ain't Over

This War Ain't Over

Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Nina Silber

A Different Shade of Justice

A Different Shade of Justice

Asian American Civil Rights in the South

Stephanie Hinnershitz

Goat Castle

Goat Castle

A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Karen L. Cox

Free Justice

Free Justice

A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Sara Mayeux

Between Remembrance and Repair

Between Remembrance and Repair

Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Claire Whitlinger

Redefining the Immigrant South

Redefining the Immigrant South

Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War

Uzma Quraishi

Early American Rebels

Early American Rebels

Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640–1700

Noeleen McIlvenna

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

Thavolia Glymph

Discovering the South

Discovering the South

One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Jennifer Ritterhouse

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Funding Feminism

Funding Feminism

Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967

Joan Marie Johnson

Celia Sánchez Manduley

Celia Sánchez Manduley

The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary

Tiffany A. Sippial

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

Inventing Disaster

Inventing Disaster

The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood

Cynthia A. Kierner

Speaking of Feminism

Speaking of Feminism

Today's Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement

Rachel F. Seidman

You Can’t Eat Freedom

You Can’t Eat Freedom

Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement

Greta de Jong

Caribbean New Orleans

Caribbean New Orleans

Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Cécile Vidal

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Traci Parker

No Mercy Here

No Mercy Here

Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity

Sarah Haley

Ku-Klux

Ku-Klux

The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Elaine Frantz Parsons

Sex and the Civil War

Sex and the Civil War

Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith Giesberg

God with Us

God with Us

Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942–1976

Ansley L. Quiros

Jim Crow Capital

Jim Crow Capital

Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920–1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

The Lesbian South

The Lesbian South

Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

Jaime Harker

War Matters

War Matters

Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin

Aberration of Mind

Aberration of Mind

Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville

Transforming the Elite

Transforming the Elite

Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools

Michelle A. Purdy

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

American Child Bride

American Child Bride

A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

Through the Heart of Dixie

Through the Heart of Dixie

Sherman's March and American Memory

Anne Sarah Rubin