SHA Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Southern Historical Association.

Scroll to see our newest releases!

We’re looking forward to meeting you at the conference. But if you are not traveling this year, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, or chat with one of our editors — Dawn Durante, Mark Simpson-Vos or Andrew Winters.


You can learn about our new books just published in these great book series:


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.

Gun Country

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Race for Profit

Free Justice

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

Chocolate City

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Black Food Geographies

Black Faces, White Spaces


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

And check out The Journal of the Civil War Era, too.

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.


Live from the Underground

Live from the Underground

A History of College Radio

Katherine Rye Jewell

Accommodating the Republic

Accommodating the Republic

Taverns in the Early United States

Kirsten E. Wood

Feeding New Orleans

Feeding New Orleans

Celebrity Chefs and Reimagining Food Justice

Jeanne K. Firth

Magic City

Magic City

How the Birmingham Jazz Tradition Shaped the Sound of America

Burgin Mathews

Prison Capital

Prison Capital

Mass Incarceration and Struggles for Abolition Democracy in Louisiana

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Surgery and Salvation

Surgery and Salvation

The Roots of Reproductive Injustice in Mexico, 1770–1940

Elizabeth O'Brien

Boardinghouse Women

Boardinghouse Women

How Southern Keepers, Cooks, Nurses, Widows, and Runaways Shaped Modern America

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

This Is Our Home

This Is Our Home

Slavery and Struggle on Southern Plantations

Whitney Nell Stewart

Beyond Norma Rae

Beyond Norma Rae

How Puerto Rican and Southern White Women Fought for a Place in the American Working Class

Aimee Loiselle

Gun Country

Gun Country

Gun Capitalism, Culture, and Control in Cold War America

Andrew C. McKevitt

Southern Lights

Southern Lights

75 Years of the Carolina Quarterly

Sophia Houghton, Kylan Rice, Daniel Wallace

Awakening the Ashes

Awakening the Ashes

An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Vice President's Black Wife

The Untold Life of Julia Chinn

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

Sharing Yerba Mate

Sharing Yerba Mate

How South America's Most Popular Drink Defined a Region

Rebekah E. Pite

Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived

Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived

The Surprising Story of Apples in the South

Diane Flynt, Angie Mosier, Sean Brock

Making the Latino South

Making the Latino South

A History of Racial Formation

Cecilia Márquez

I Cannot Write My Life

I Cannot Write My Life

Islam, Arabic, and Slavery in Omar ibn Said's America

Mbaye Lo, Carl W. Ernst

The Cutting-Off Way

The Cutting-Off Way

Indigenous Warfare in Eastern North America, 1500–1800

Wayne E. Lee

A Man of Bad Reputation

A Man of Bad Reputation

The Murder of John Stephens and the Contested Landscape of North Carolina Reconstruction

Drew A. Swanson

Resistance from the Right

Resistance from the Right

Conservatives and the Campus Wars in Modern America

Lauren Lassabe Shepherd

In Pursuit of Health Equity

In Pursuit of Health Equity

A History of Latin American Social Medicine

Eric D. Carter

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America

Michael John Witgen

A Republic in the Ranks

A Republic in the Ranks

Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Zachery A. Fry

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

Southern/Modern

Southern/Modern

Rediscovering Southern Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Jonathan Stuhlman, Martha R. Severens

Country Capitalism

Country Capitalism

How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet

Bart Elmore

Making the Green Revolution

Making the Green Revolution

Agriculture and Conflict in Colombia

Timothy W. Lorek

Teaching Public History

Teaching Public History

Julia Brock, Evan Faulkenbury

Radical Prescription

Radical Prescription

Citizenship and the Politics of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-Century Cuba

Kelly Urban

A City without Care

A City without Care

300 Years of Racism, Health Disparities, and Health Care Activism in New Orleans

Kevin McQueeney

A New History of the American South

A New History of the American South

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Laura F. Edwards, Jon F. Sensbach

Behind Crimmigration

Behind Crimmigration

ICE, Law Enforcement, and Resistance in America

Felicia Arriaga

Ybor City

Ybor City

Crucible of the Latina South

Sarah McNamara

White Gloves, Black Nation

White Gloves, Black Nation

Women, Citizenship, and Political Wayfaring in Haiti

Grace Sanders Johnson

Solidarity across the Americas

Solidarity across the Americas

The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and Anti-imperialism

Margaret M. Power

Oconaluftee

Oconaluftee

The History of a Smoky Mountain Valley

Elizabeth Giddens

Citizens of a Stolen Land

Citizens of a Stolen Land

A Ho-Chunk History of the Nineteenth-Century United States

Stephen Kantrowitz

The Demands of Justice

The Demands of Justice

Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia

Tamika Y. Nunley

Indigenous Civil Society in Latin America

Indigenous Civil Society in Latin America

Collective Action in the Digital Age

Pascal Lupien

The Multiracial Promise

The Multiracial Promise

Harold Washington's Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan's America

Gordon K. Mantler

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women

Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South

Kami Ahrens

Step It Up and Go

Step It Up and Go

The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk

David Menconi

Ends of War

Ends of War

The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox

Caroline E. Janney

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon

Randy Johnson

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics

Anastasia C. Curwood

Consent in the Presence of Force

Consent in the Presence of Force

Sexual Violence and Black Women's Survival in Antebellum New Orleans

Emily A. Owens

The Southern Way of Life

The Southern Way of Life

Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South

Charles Reagan Wilson

The End of Public Execution

The End of Public Execution

Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South

Michael Ayers Trotti

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Queer Women in the Urban South

La Shonda Mims

Free Joan Little

Free Joan Little

The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence, and Imprisonment

Christina Greene

Borders of Violence and Justice

Borders of Violence and Justice

Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Law Enforcement in the Southwest, 1835-1935

Brian D. Behnken

Hurricane Jim Crow

Hurricane Jim Crow

How the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 Shaped the Lowcountry South

Caroline Grego

Capital's Terrorists

Capital's Terrorists

Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Chad E. Pearson

Masters of Health

Masters of Health

Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools

Christopher Willoughby

The Democratic Collapse

The Democratic Collapse

How Gender Politics Broke a Party and a Nation, 1856-1861

Lauren N. Haumesser

A Compact History of Latin America's Cold War

A Compact History of Latin America's Cold War

Vanni Pettinà, Quentin Pope

Global Faith, Worldly Power

Global Faith, Worldly Power

Evangelical Internationalism and U.S. Empire

John Corrigan, Melani McAlister, Axel R. Schäfer

Administering Freedom

Administering Freedom

The State of Emancipation after the Freedmen's Bureau

Dale Kretz

Escape to the City

Escape to the City

Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum Urban South

Viola Franziska Müller

C. Vann Woodward

C. Vann Woodward

America's Historian

James C. Cobb

State of Disaster

State of Disaster

The Failure of U.S. Migration Policy in an Age of Climate Change

Maria Cristina Garcia

At War with King Alcohol

At War with King Alcohol

Debating Drinking and Masculinity in the Civil War

Megan L. Bever

Passion Plays

Passion Plays

How Religion Shaped Sports in North America

Randall Balmer

Proving Pregnancy

Proving Pregnancy

Gender, Law, and Medical Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century America

Felicity M. Turner

Eating While Black

Eating While Black

Food Shaming and Race in America

Psyche A. Williams-Forson

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

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

Thavolia Glymph

The Occupation of Havana

The Occupation of Havana

War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

American Lucifers

American Lucifers

The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865

Jeremy Zallen

A Contest of Civilizations

A Contest of Civilizations

Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era

Andrew F. Lang

Freedom Roots

Freedom Roots

Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois, Richard Lee Turits

Raising the White Flag

Raising the White Flag

How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat

The Whartons' War

The Whartons' War

The Civil War Correspondence of General Gabriel C. Wharton and Anne Radford Wharton, 1863–1865

William C. Davis, Sue Heth Bell, Peter S. Carmichael

These Ragged Edges

These Ragged Edges

Histories of Violence along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Andrew J. Torget, Gerardo Gurza-Lavalle

The Heart of Hell

The Heart of Hell

The Soldiers' Struggle for Spotsylvania's Bloody Angle

Jeffry D. Wert

Dismal Freedom

Dismal Freedom

A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp

J. Brent Morris

Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children

Child Migration and the Geopolitics of Compassion in the United States

Anita Casavantes Bradford

Grain and Fire

Grain and Fire

A History of Baking in the American South

Rebecca Sharpless

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things

Art from an African American South

Bernard L. Herman

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

The Contested History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Daniel T. Fleming

Cold War Liberation

Cold War Liberation

The Soviet Union and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961–1975

Natalia Telepneva

Surfing the South

Surfing the South

The Search for Waves and the People Who Ride Them

Steve Estes

Benjamin Franklin Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler

A Noisy, Fearless Life

Elizabeth D. Leonard

Count the Dead

Count the Dead

Coroners, Quants, and the Birth of Death as We Know It

Stephen Berry

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

Bonds of War

Bonds of War

How Civil War Financial Agents Sold the World on the Union

David K. Thomson

Spectacle of Grief

Spectacle of Grief

Public Funerals and Memory in the Civil War Era

Sarah J. Purcell

Rude Citizenship

Rude Citizenship

Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright, and the Reverberations of Colonial Power

Larisa Kingston Mann

Bedlam in the New World

Bedlam in the New World

A Mexican Madhouse in the Age of Enlightenment

Christina Ramos

The Young Lords

The Young Lords

A Radical History

Johanna Fernández

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Robert T. Chase

Game of Privilege

Game of Privilege

An African American History of Golf

Lane Demas

Searching for Black Confederates

Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Kevin M. Levin

From Asylum to Prison

From Asylum to Prison

Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Anne E. Parsons

Julius Chambers

Julius Chambers

A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Richard A. Rosen, Joseph Mosnier

Fatal Revolutions

Fatal Revolutions

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

Christopher P. Iannini

Endless Caverns

Endless Caverns

An Underground Journey into the Show Caves of Appalachia

Douglas Reichert Powell

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Every Nation Has Its Dish

Black Bodies and Black Food in Twentieth-Century America

Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table

Contemporary Christianities in the American South

James Hudnut-Beumler

Stone Free

Stone Free

Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966–June 1967

Jas Obrecht

O. N. Pruitt's Possum Town

O. N. Pruitt's Possum Town

Photographing Trouble and Resilience in the American South

Berkley Hudson, Tom Rankin

Permanent Markers

Permanent Markers

Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome

Sarah Abel

Arise Africa, Roar China

Arise Africa, Roar China

Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century

Yunxiang Gao

Living Queer History

Living Queer History

Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City

Gregory Samantha Rosenthal

Underwriters of the United States

Underwriters of the United States

How Insurance Shaped the American Founding

Hannah Farber

The Vote Collectors

The Vote Collectors

The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers behind the Nation's Greatest Electoral Fraud

Michael Graff, Nick Ochsner

Tears, Fire, and Blood

Tears, Fire, and Blood

The United States and the Decolonization of Africa

James H. Meriwether

Gettysburg 1963

Gettysburg 1963

Civil Rights, Cold War Politics, and Historical Memory in America's Most Famous Small Town

Jill Ogline Titus

Choctaw Confederates

Choctaw Confederates

The American Civil War in Indian Country

Fay A. Yarbrough

To Address You as My Friend

To Address You as My Friend

African Americans' Letters to Abraham Lincoln

Jonathan W. White, Edna Greene Medford

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis

Jan Ellen Lewis, Barry Bienstock, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf

Frank Porter Graham

Frank Porter Graham

Southern Liberal, Citizen of the World

William A. Link

Rites of Retaliation

Rites of Retaliation

Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War

Lorien Foote

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Beyond Slavery's Shadow

Free People of Color in the South

Warren Eugene Milteer Jr.

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

A Nation of Descendants

A Nation of Descendants

Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History

Francesca Morgan

May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand

A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

Her Cold War

Her Cold War

Women in the U.S. Military, 1945–1980

Tanya L. Roth

The Generals' Civil War

The Generals' Civil War

What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today

Stephen Cushman

Ends of War

Ends of War

The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox

Caroline E. Janney

The Record of Murders and Outrages

The Record of Murders and Outrages

Racial Violence and the Fight over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction

William A. Blair

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh

Insiders, Outsiders

Insiders, Outsiders

Toward a New History of Southern Thought

Sarah E. Gardner, Steven M. Stowe