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 — 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.

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Race for Profit

Free Justice

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

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.

Click here to shop our full list of books in our American History Catalog.

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.


The Southern Way of Life

The Southern Way of Life

Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South

Charles Reagan Wilson

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics

Anastasia C. Curwood

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists

Queer Women in the Urban South

La Shonda Mims

The End of Public Execution

The End of Public Execution

Race, Religion, and Punishment in the American South

Michael Ayers Trotti

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

Free Joan Little

Free Joan Little

The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence, and Imprisonment

Christina Greene

Masters of Health

Masters of Health

Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools

Christopher Willoughby

Capital's Terrorists

Capital's Terrorists

Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Chad E. Pearson

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

Dismal Freedom

Dismal Freedom

A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp

J. Brent Morris

The Heart of Hell

The Heart of Hell

The Soldiers' Struggle for Spotsylvania's Bloody Angle

Jeffry D. Wert

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

Benjamin Franklin Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler

A Noisy, Fearless Life

Elizabeth D. Leonard

Surfing the South

Surfing the South

The Search for Waves and the People Who Ride Them

Steve Estes

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

Spectacle of Grief

Spectacle of Grief

Public Funerals and Memory in the Civil War Era

Sarah J. Purcell

Bonds of War

Bonds of War

How Civil War Financial Agents Sold the World on the Union

David K. Thomson

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

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

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

Michael John Witgen

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

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.

A Nation of Descendants

A Nation of Descendants

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

Francesca Morgan

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

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

Otto Wood, the Bandit

Otto Wood, the Bandit

The Freighthopping Thief, Bootlegger, and Convicted Murderer behind the Appalachian Ballads

Trevor McKenzie, David Holt

Insiders, Outsiders

Insiders, Outsiders

Toward a New History of Southern Thought

Sarah E. Gardner, Steven M. Stowe

Cruising for Conspirators

Cruising for Conspirators

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

Alecia P. Long

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Migration and the Making of the United States

Samantha Seeley

Voices of the Enslaved

Voices of the Enslaved

Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

Gone Home

Gone Home

Race and Roots through Appalachia

Karida L. Brown

The New Southern Garden Cookbook

The New Southern Garden Cookbook

Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes

Sheri Castle

A Union Indivisible

A Union Indivisible

Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Michael D. Robinson

The Wilmington Ten

The Wilmington Ten

Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865–1941

Jessica M. Kim

The Men and the Moment

The Men and the Moment

The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Aram Goudsouzian

American Baroque

American Baroque

Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700

Molly A. Warsh

Apostle of Union

Apostle of Union

A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Matthew Mason

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Revolutionaries for the Right

Revolutionaries for the Right

Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Kyle Burke

Manteo's World

Manteo's World

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

Helen C. Rountree

Nonviolence before King

Nonviolence before King

The Politics of Being and the Black Freedom Struggle

Anthony C. Siracusa

The Swamp Peddlers

The Swamp Peddlers

How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream

Jason Vuic

Religion and the American Revolution

Religion and the American Revolution

An Imperial History

Katherine Carté

Against Sex

Against Sex

Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Kara M. French

Behold the Land

Behold the Land

The Black Arts Movement in the South

James Smethurst

Meade at Gettysburg

Meade at Gettysburg

A Study in Command

Kent Masterson Brown, Esq.

Thirteen Clocks

Thirteen Clocks

How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

Robert G. Parkinson

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Brazil, the United States, and the Creation of the Religious Right

Benjamin A. Cowan

Dancing with the Revolution

Dancing with the Revolution

Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba

Elizabeth B. Schwall

Black Smoke

Black Smoke

African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

Adrian Miller

West of Slavery

West of Slavery

The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

Kevin Waite

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Dale W. Tomich, Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Carlos Venegas Fornias, Rafael de Bivar Marquese

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

Mario Filho, Jack A. Draper III

Convulsed States

Convulsed States

Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America

Jonathan Todd Hancock

No Common Ground

No Common Ground

Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

Karen L. Cox

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Florida's Faith-Based Prisons and the American Carceral State

Brad Stoddard

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Eric Williams, William A. Darity Jr., Colin A. Palmer

The Colored Conventions Movement

The Colored Conventions Movement

Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, Sarah Lynn Patterson

Cuban Memory Wars

Cuban Memory Wars

Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

Michael J. Bustamante

White Evangelical Racism

White Evangelical Racism

The Politics of Morality in America

Anthea Butler

Radical Sacrifice

Radical Sacrifice

The Rise and Ruin of Fitz John Porter

William Marvel

The Ballad of Robert Charles

The Ballad of Robert Charles

Searching for the New Orleans Riot of 1900

K. Stephen Prince

The Shadow of El Centro

The Shadow of El Centro

A History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity

Jessica Ordaz

The Strange Genius of Mr. O

The Strange Genius of Mr. O

The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity

Carolyn Eastman

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

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

Tamika Y. Nunley

Chronicling Stankonia

Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

Regina Bradley

Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Earl J. Hess

Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis

At the Table with an American Original

Sara B. Franklin

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Caroline Cox, Robert L. Middlekauff

The Ordeal of the Reunion

The Ordeal of the Reunion

A New History of Reconstruction

Mark Wahlgren Summers