Save 40% on UNC Press books during our American History SALE! See details.

Save 40% on UNC Press books during our American History SALE! See details.

SMH Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Society for Military History.

UNC Press SMH Virtual Exhibit

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 our editor Debbie Gershenowitz, learn about our new books in our Civil War America Series, and more.




Check out these cool book trailers for some recent titles:


Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom & Equality in the Twilight of Slavery, by Joseph P. Reidy, in the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era series. Read a sample on the book page. "Reidy's remarkable ###Illusions of Emancipation# puts us in the midst of revolutionary events as only history's participants could have made and experienced them. Reidy offers us multiple perspectives on moments of trauma, triumph, and everyday life that reveal emancipation as the unexpected, determined, lurching, and slippery process that it was, driven by struggles of many sorts in an environment of volatility and uncertainty. Compelling reading for anyone interested in how history unfolds."--Steven Hahn, author of A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration

Breaking News — UNC Press has just won its Third Bancroft Prize in four years. Congratulations to Joseph P. Reidy!


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

Click here for our full list of books in Civil War history.

And check out The Journal of the Civil War Era, too. We’re also happy to announce the new editors of the Journal, Greg Downs and Kate Masur.

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.



Contagions of Empire

Contagions of Empire

Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948

Khary Oronde Polk

With Masses and Arms

With Masses and Arms

Peru's Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement

Miguel La Serna

Self-Defense in Mexico

Self-Defense in Mexico

Indigenous Community Policing and the New Dirty Wars

Luis Hernández Navarro, Ramor Ryan

Arguing until Doomsday

Arguing until Doomsday

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

Michael E. Woods

An Environmental History of the Civil War

An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning, Timothy Silver

Beatriz Allende

Beatriz Allende

A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

Tanya Harmer

A Republic in the Ranks

A Republic in the Ranks

Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Zachery A. Fry

Men Is Cheap

Men Is Cheap

Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Brian P. Luskey

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

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

Thavolia Glymph

Gathering to Save a Nation

Gathering to Save a Nation

Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Stephen D. Engle

To Master the Boundless Sea

To Master the Boundless Sea

The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire

Jason W. Smith

The Stormy Present

The Stormy Present

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

Adam I. P. Smith

A More Civil War

A More Civil War

How the Union Waged a Just War

D. H. Dilbeck

Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker

Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker

The Journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs

Richard Brady Williams, Robert K. Krick

Celia Sánchez Manduley

Celia Sánchez Manduley

The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary

Tiffany A. Sippial

Red Coats and Wild Birds

Red Coats and Wild Birds

How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Kirsten A. Greer

No Barrier Can Contain It

No Barrier Can Contain It

Cuban Antifascism and the Spanish Civil War

Ariel Mae Lambe

Living by Inches

Living by Inches

The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Evan A. Kutzler

The Second American Revolution

The Second American Revolution

The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

Rebel Richmond

Rebel Richmond

Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Stephen V. Ash

Drug War Pathologies

Drug War Pathologies

Embedded Corporatism and U.S. Drug Enforcement in the Americas

Horace A. Bartilow

This We'll Defend

This We'll Defend

A Noncombat Veteran on War and Its Aftermath

Paul Crenshaw

Searching for Black Confederates

Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Kevin M. Levin

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union

Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget Ford

The Loyal Republic

The Loyal Republic

Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Erik Mathisen

Conquered

Conquered

Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Larry J. Daniel

Raising the White Flag

Raising the White Flag

How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat

Civil War Places

Civil War Places

Seeing the Conflict through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians

Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman, Will Gallagher

Illusions of Emancipation

Illusions of Emancipation

The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Joseph P. Reidy

France and the American Civil War

France and the American Civil War

A Diplomatic History

Stève Sainlaude, Jessica Edwards, Don H. Doyle

The Common Cause

The Common Cause

Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Robert G. Parkinson

The War for the Common Soldier

The War for the Common Soldier

How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Peter S. Carmichael

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

William Glenn Robertson

Revolutionaries for the Right

Revolutionaries for the Right

Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Kyle Burke

Dangerous Grounds

Dangerous Grounds

Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

David L. Parsons