Western History Association Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Western 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 our editors Debbie Gershenowitz, Brandon Proia, and Mark Simpson-Vos, and more.

Check out our full list of book in Native American & Indigenous Studies, and new titles in our Critical Indigeneities series.

And, check out what’s new in our David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. You can also read a new Q&A with series editors Andrew R. Graybill and Benjamin H. Johnson on our blog.


Congratulations to our
Western History Association
2020 Book Prize Winners!

These People Have Always Been a Republic
by Maurice Crandall

2020 Caughey Western History Association Prize

2020 David J. Weber-Clements Prize

Reproduction on the Reservation
by Brianna Theobald

2020 John C. Ewers Award


The events of the past few months have brought 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.

From Here to Equality, Second Edition

Race for Profit

Free Justice

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

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 WHA 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.


Titles on Display for WHA

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America

Michael John Witgen

The Birth Certificate

The Birth Certificate

An American History

Susan J. Pearson

Settler Memory

Settler Memory

The Disavowal of Indigeneity and the Politics of Race in the United States

Kevin Bruyneel

Choctaw Confederates

Choctaw Confederates

The American Civil War in Indian Country

Fay A. Yarbrough

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic

The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis

Jan Ellen Lewis, Barry Bienstock, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf

A Nation of Descendants

A Nation of Descendants

Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History

Francesca Morgan

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

The Record of Murders and Outrages

The Record of Murders and Outrages

Racial Violence and the Fight over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction

William A. Blair

Meatpacking America

Meatpacking America

How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Stretching the Heavens

Stretching the Heavens

The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism

Terryl L. Givens

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain

Migration and the Making of the United States

Samantha Seeley

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

Colors of Confinement

Colors of Confinement

Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II

Eric L. Muller

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

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

Jessica M. Kim

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Revolutionaries for the Right

Revolutionaries for the Right

Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Kyle Burke

Space-Time Colonialism

Space-Time Colonialism

Alaska's Indigenous and Asian Entanglements

Juliana Hu Pegues

Defending the Arctic Refuge

Defending the Arctic Refuge

A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice

Finis Dunaway

Brewing a Boycott

Brewing a Boycott

How a Grassroots Coalition Fought Coors and Remade American Consumer Activism

Allyson P. Brantley

West of Slavery

West of Slavery

The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

Kevin Waite

Committed

Committed

Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions

Susan Burch

A New Christian Identity

A New Christian Identity

Christian Science Origins and Experience in American Culture

Amy B. Voorhees

The Shadow of El Centro

The Shadow of El Centro

A History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity

Jessica Ordaz

Staging Indigeneity

Staging Indigeneity

Salvage Tourism and the Performance of Native American History

Katrina Phillips

Writing Kit Carson

Writing Kit Carson

Fallen Heroes in a Changing West

Susan Lee Johnson

Unceasing Militant

Unceasing Militant

The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Alison M. Parker

Recasting the Vote

Recasting the Vote

How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

Blue Texas

Blue Texas

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

Max Krochmal

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Tabernacles of Clay

Tabernacles of Clay

Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Taylor G. Petrey

Poor Man's Fortune

Poor Man's Fortune

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

Jarod Roll

Redefining the Immigrant South

Redefining the Immigrant South

Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War

Uzma Quraishi

Beneath the Backbone of the World

Beneath the Backbone of the World

Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720–1877

Ryan Hall

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met

Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America

Jeffrey Alan Erbig Jr.

Roadside Americans

Roadside Americans

The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation

Jack Reid

Kika Kila

Kika Kila

How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

John W. Troutman

Porous Borders

Porous Borders

Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest

Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Susan Sleeper-Smith

City of Inmates

City of Inmates

Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández

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

The Injustices of Rape

The Injustices of Rape

How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950–1980

Catherine O. Jacquet

Opening the Gates to Asia

Opening the Gates to Asia

A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion

Jane H. Hong

These People Have Always Been a Republic

These People Have Always Been a Republic

Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598–1912

Maurice S. Crandall

Reproduction on the Reservation

Reproduction on the Reservation

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century

Brianna Theobald

Railroading Religion

Railroading Religion

Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

David Walker

Imperial Metropolis

Imperial Metropolis

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

Jessica M. Kim

The King of Adobe

The King of Adobe

Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

Lorena Oropeza

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union

Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget Ford

The California Current

The California Current

A Pacific Ecosystem and Its Fliers, Divers, and Swimmers

Stan Ulanski

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Robert T. Chase

Indians on the Move

Indians on the Move

Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century

Douglas K. Miller

Monumental Mobility

Monumental Mobility

The Memory Work of Massasoit

Lisa Blee, Jean M. O'Brien

Finding God through Yoga

Finding God through Yoga

Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

David J. Neumann

Where We Find Ourselves

Where We Find Ourselves

The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922

Margaret Sartor, Alex Harris, Deborah Willis, Michael Lesy

Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild

The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Randy D. McBee

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Mario T. García

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Seeds of Empire

Seeds of Empire

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

Andrew J. Torget

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

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

J. Brent Morris

From South Texas to the Nation

From South Texas to the Nation

The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

John Weber

The Latino Generation

The Latino Generation

Voices of the New America

Mario T. García