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SEA Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Society of Early 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 an acquisitions editor, and more.

You can also check out the newest books published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and chat with Editor of Books Catherine E. Kelly.

Please join the OI’s Cathy Kelly and Josh Piker on Friday March 5th at 9am on the SEA Live Stage 5 for a roundtable conversation on Publishing, Professionalism, and the Junior Scholar.



Congratulations to the Omohundro Institute’s latest Book Award Winners!

Voices of the Enslaved by Sophie White

Winner of the
2020 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition


Eloquence Embodied by Cecile Carayon

Winner of the
2021 FEEGI Biennial Book Prize, Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction


Jamaica Ladies by Christine Walker

Winner of the
2020 Best Book Award, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender


Check out these video presentations from recent Omohundro authors:


UNC Press is proud to partner with the Society of Early Americanists to publish the SEA’s official journal, Early American Literature. For more information, click here.


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


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

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

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

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

Allegories of Encounter

Allegories of Encounter

Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Andrew Newman

The Occupation of Havana

The Occupation of Havana

War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

A Harmony of the Spirits

A Harmony of the Spirits

Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

Patrick M. Erben

Fatal Revolutions

Fatal Revolutions

Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Christopher P. Iannini

Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas

Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas

Empires, Texts, Identities

Ralph Bauer, José Antonio Mazzotti

Prodigal Daughters

Prodigal Daughters

Susanna Rowson's Early American Women

Marion Rust

American Curiosity

American Curiosity

Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World

Susan Scott Parrish