SHEAR Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.


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.



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


Congratulations!

Aristocratic Education and the Making of the
American Republic
by Mark Boonshoft

Named a Finalist for the
2021 George Washington Book Prize


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.


Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Migration and the Making of the United States

Samantha Seeley

Religion and the American Revolution

Religion and the American Revolution

An Imperial History

Katherine Carté

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood

African American Children in the Antebellum North

Crystal Lynn Webster

Against Sex

Against Sex

Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Kara M. French

Thirteen Clocks

Thirteen Clocks

How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

Robert G. Parkinson

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

Convulsed States

Convulsed States

Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America

Jonathan Todd Hancock

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

Capitalism and Slavery, Third Edition

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

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

The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life

Tamara Plakins Thornton

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution

Caroline Cox, Robert L. Middlekauff

Colored Travelers

Colored Travelers

Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

The Men of Mobtown

The Men of Mobtown

Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Adam Malka

A Contest of Civilizations

A Contest of Civilizations

Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era

Andrew F. Lang

Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom

Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom

Mulattoes and Mixed Bloods in English Colonial America

A. B. Wilkinson

An Intimate Economy

An Intimate Economy

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

Alexandra J. Finley

Harnessing Harmony

Harnessing Harmony

Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788–1865

Billy Coleman

American Honor

American Honor

The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Craig Bruce Smith

The Trouble with Minna

The Trouble with Minna

A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Hendrik Hartog

Jamaica Ladies

Jamaica Ladies

Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain's Atlantic Empire

Christine Walker

Visions in a Seer Stone

Visions in a Seer Stone

Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

William L. Davis

Early American Rebels

Early American Rebels

Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640–1700

Noeleen McIlvenna

Mining Language

Mining Language

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

Allison Margaret Bigelow

Arguing until Doomsday

Arguing until Doomsday

Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Michael E. Woods

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

The Stormy Present

The Stormy Present

Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846–1865

Adam I. P. Smith

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Susan Sleeper-Smith

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

A Black Jurist in a Slave Society

Antonio Pereira Rebouças and the Trials of Brazilian Citizenship

Keila Grinberg, Kristin M. McGuire

Freedom Roots

Freedom Roots

Histories from the Caribbean

Laurent Dubois, Richard Lee Turits

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

Inventing Disaster

Inventing Disaster

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

Cynthia A. Kierner

American Lucifers

American Lucifers

The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865

Jeremy Zallen

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union

Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget Ford

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

North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Jeff Broadwater, Troy L. Kickler

Slave No More

Slave No More

Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

Aline Helg, Lara Vergnaud

Prieto

Prieto

Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Henry B. Lovejoy

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 Common Cause

The Common Cause

Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Robert G. Parkinson

Atlantic Bonds

Atlantic Bonds

A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Lisa A. Lindsay

Allegories of Encounter

Allegories of Encounter

Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Andrew Newman

The Smugglers' World

The Smugglers' World

Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela

Jesse Cromwell

The Occupation of Havana

The Occupation of Havana

War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

Aberration of Mind

Aberration of Mind

Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville

Seeds of Empire

Seeds of Empire

Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850

Andrew J. Torget

A Luminous Brotherhood

A Luminous Brotherhood

Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Suzanne Clark

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America

J. Brent Morris

Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage

Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage

Governing through Slavery in Colonial Quito

Sherwin K. Bryant

American Child Bride

American Child Bride

A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

Frontiers of Science

Frontiers of Science

Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Cameron B. Strang

Recaptured Africans

Recaptured Africans

Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade

Sharla M. Fett

Maternal Bodies

Maternal Bodies

Redefining Motherhood in Early America

Nora Doyle

Radical Friend

Radical Friend

Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Nancy A. Hewitt

The Art of Conversion

The Art of Conversion

Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Cécile Fromont

Love in the Time of Revolution

Love in the Time of Revolution

Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Andrew Cayton

Columbia Rising

Columbia Rising

Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson

John L. Brooke

Citizen Spectator

Citizen Spectator

Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America

Wendy Bellion

Revolutionary Conceptions

Revolutionary Conceptions

Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820

Susan E. Klepp

Learning to Stand and Speak

Learning to Stand and Speak

Women, Education, and Public Life in America's Republic

Mary Kelley

Men of Letters in the Early Republic

Men of Letters in the Early Republic

Cultivating Forums of Citizenship

Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan

The King's Three Faces

The King's Three Faces

The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776

Brendan McConville

The Persistence of Empire

The Persistence of Empire

British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution

Eliga H. Gould

The Other Founders

The Other Founders

Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828

Saul Cornell

Revolutionary Brotherhood

Revolutionary Brotherhood

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

Steven C. Bullock

In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes

In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes

The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820

David Waldstreicher

Women of the Republic

Women of the Republic

Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America

Linda K. Kerber

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia

Kathleen M. Brown

The Elusive Republic

The Elusive Republic

Political Economy in Jeffersonian America

Drew R. McCoy

Laboratories of Virtue

Laboratories of Virtue

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

Michael Meranze