SLSA Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Southern Labor Studies Association.

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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, Andrew Winters or Lucas Church, and more.

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


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

Proving Pregnancy

Proving Pregnancy

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

Felicity M. Turner

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

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

Thavolia Glymph

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

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

Robert T. Chase

The Swamp Peddlers

The Swamp Peddlers

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

Jason Vuic

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

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

Tamika Y. Nunley

Fragile Democracy

Fragile Democracy

The Struggle over Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

James L. Leloudis, Robert R. Korstad

The Hamlet Fire

The Hamlet Fire

A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives

Bryant Simon

Blue Texas

Blue Texas

The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Max Krochmal

Poor Man's Fortune

Poor Man's Fortune

White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950

Jarod Roll

Discovering the South

Discovering the South

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

Jennifer Ritterhouse

Engines of Redemption

Engines of Redemption

Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

R. Scott Huffard Jr.

The Legend of the Black Mecca

The Legend of the Black Mecca

Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Maurice J. Hobson

Knocking on Labor’s Door

Knocking on Labor’s Door

Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Lane Windham

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Robert T. Chase

From South Texas to the Nation

From South Texas to the Nation

The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

John Weber

Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway

Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930

Tammy Ingram

To Right These Wrongs

To Right These Wrongs

The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Robert R. Korstad, James L. Leloudis, Billy Barnes

Civil Rights Unionism

Civil Rights Unionism

Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South

Robert R. Korstad

Like a Family

Like a Family

The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, James L. Leloudis, Robert R. Korstad, Michael Frisch, Mary Murphy, Lu Ann Jones, Christopher B. Daly