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Southern Gateways

Southern Gateways

Welcome to UNC Press’s selection of books on all things southern. From southern food and music, Native American folktales and colorful nature guides, to books on southern history and architecture, even ghost stories and sea-faring adventures—we hope you’ll find Southern Gateways the place to find wonderful books about our part of the country.

Whether you’re planning supper or a road trip, or just want to read a good ghost story in the hammock or by the fire, these books provide the information and insight, and perhaps, inspiration to go there, do that, read more.


Below you’ll find our newest releases. Click the categories on the left for our full lists in those subject areas.

Cool Town

Cool Town

How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture

Hardcover

Grace Elizabeth Hale

UNC A to Z

UNC A to Z

What Every Tar Heel Needs to Know about the First State University

Hardcover

Nicholas Graham, Cecelia Moore

Pauli Murray

Pauli Murray

A Personal and Political Life

Hardcover

Troy R. Saxby

Great Day Hikes on North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Great Day Hikes on North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Paperback

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Jim Grode

Road Through Midnight

Road Through Midnight

A Civil Rights Memorial

Hardcover

Jessica Ingram

Aaron McDuffie Moore

Aaron McDuffie Moore

An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street

Hardcover

Blake Hill-Saya, G.K. Butterfield, C. Eileen Watts Welch

Thirty Great North Carolina Science Adventures

Thirty Great North Carolina Science Adventures

From Underground Wonderlands to Islands in the Sky and Everything in Between

Paperback

April C. Smith, Sarah J. Carrier

Southern Snow

Southern Snow

The New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians

Paperback

Randy Johnson

Tar Heel Lightnin'

Tar Heel Lightnin'

How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World

Hardcover

Daniel S. Pierce

Rebel Richmond

Rebel Richmond

Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Hardcover

Stephen V. Ash

Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook

Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook

Hardcover

Ricky Moore

A South You Never Ate

A South You Never Ate

Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Hardcover

Bernard L. Herman

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Paperback

T. J. Smith, Sean Brock

Kiln to Kitchen

Kiln to Kitchen

Favorite Recipes from Beloved North Carolina Potters

Hardcover

Jean Anderson

Searching for Black Confederates

Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Hardcover

Kevin M. Levin

North Carolina's Hurricane History

North Carolina's Hurricane History

Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy

Paperback

Jay Barnes