Urban History Association Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Urban History Association.

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 one of our acquisitions editors, and more.


Congratulations to our Book Award Winners!

Co-winner of the 2018 Kenneth Jackson Award, Urban History Association

Co-winner of the 2019 Kenneth Jackson Award, Urban History Association


Current 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.

Free Justice

From Here to Equality

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

Race for Profit

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 UHA conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

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.


Before Busing

Before Busing

A History of Boston's Long Black Freedom Struggle

Zebulon Vance Miletsky

The Streets Belong to Us

The Streets Belong to Us

Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification

Anne Gray Fischer

Cruising for Conspirators

Cruising for Conspirators

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

Alecia P. Long

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

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

Jessica M. Kim

The Swamp Peddlers

The Swamp Peddlers

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

Jason Vuic

Race for Profit

Race for Profit

How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Cuban Memory Wars

Cuban Memory Wars

Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

Michael J. Bustamante

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

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

Tamika Y. Nunley

How the Streets Were Made

How the Streets Were Made

Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Yelena Bailey

To Make the Wounded Whole

To Make the Wounded Whole

The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS

Dan Royles

Black Firefighters and the FDNY

Black Firefighters and the FDNY

The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

David Goldberg

Uncontrollable Blackness

Uncontrollable Blackness

African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Douglas J. Flowe

Sorting Out the New South City, Second Edition

Sorting Out the New South City, Second Edition

Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875–1975

Thomas W. Hanchett

Occupied Territory

Occupied Territory

Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Simon Balto

Policing Los Angeles

Policing Los Angeles

Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

We Are Not Slaves

We Are Not Slaves

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

Robert T. Chase

Black Towns, Black Futures

Black Towns, Black Futures

The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Karla Slocum

Democracy’s Capital

Democracy’s Capital

Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s

Lauren Pearlman

Black in Place

Black in Place

The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Brandi Thompson Summers

Stirrings

Stirrings

How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice

Lana Dee Povitz

Religion, Art, and Money

Religion, Art, and Money

Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Peter W. Williams

Unjust Deeds

Unjust Deeds

The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Jeffrey D. Gonda

Indians on the Move

Indians on the Move

Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century

Douglas K. Miller

New World Cities

New World Cities

Challenges of Urbanization and Globalization in the Americas

John Tutino, Martin V. Melosi

A Political Education

A Political Education

Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Elizabeth Todd-Breland