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The University of North Carolina Press has a tradition of publishing groundbreaking studies that are also classroom friendly.

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New Course Books

Here is a small sample of our new books for course use. You may use the search box at the top right of this page to see all textbooks in American and World History, Latin American, Native American, Women's or Literary Studies, and much more.

As you browse the selections below, click on the book's title. In many cases, you can read an excerpt, preview the Table of Contents, see an instructors' manual, or find author blog posts and interviews.

<span style="" >Prompt and Utter Destruction, Third Edition</span>

Prompt and Utter Destruction, Third Edition

Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan

By J. Samuel Walker

Updated to include recent scholarly findings--a balanced and concise look at a still-controversial decision Learn More »

<span style="" >Reality Radio, Second Edition</span>

Reality Radio, Second Edition

Telling True Stories in Sound

John Biewen, editor; Alexa Dilworth, coeditor

Serial’s Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder and Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington join old favorites to write about their audio craft Learn More »

<span style="" >American Studies Encounters the Middle East</span>

American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Edited by Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy

A groundbreaking collection that will shape the future of American studies Learn More »

<span style="" >Rightlessness</span>


Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II

By A. Naomi Paik

Powerful testimonies from those denied the fundamental right to even have rights Learn More »

<span style="" >Lost Sound</span>

Lost Sound

The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Jeff Porter

Narrative radio makes a comeback Learn More »

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Saving Community Journalism</SPAN>

Saving Community Journalism

The Path to Profitability

By Penelope Muse Abernathy

How newspapers can survive--and thrive--in the digital age

Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-1-4696-1542-4

<SPAN STYLE= "" >What Is Veiling?</SPAN>

What Is Veiling?

By Sahar Amer

A complete and concise introduction to one of Islam's least understood practices

Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-1-4696-1775-6

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women</SPAN>

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

Edited by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage

Celebrating intellectuals previously neglected because of race and gender Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-1-4696-2091-6

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Color of Christ</SPAN>

The Color of Christ

The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America

By Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey

What happened when Jesus encountered America’s racial turmoil

Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-1-4696-1884-5

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Who Is Allah?</SPAN>

Who Is Allah?

By Bruce B. Lawrence

A unique introduction to Allah Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-1-4696-2003-9

<SPAN STYLE= "" >What Is a Madrasa?</SPAN>

What Is a Madrasa?

By Ebrahim Moosa

What a madrasa is--and what it is not Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-1-4696-2013-8

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians</SPAN>

Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians

Edited by Susan Sleeper-Smith, Juliana Barr, Jean M. O'Brien, Nancy Shoemaker, and Scott Manning Stevens

A sourcebook for history teachers Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-1-4696-2120-3

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition</SPAN>

Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown

A landmark, popular textbook, now better than ever

Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-1-4696-2165-4

Our Most Popular Course Books

Here are a few of our most popular and bestselling course books.

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Peace Came in the Form of a Woman</SPAN>

Peace Came in the Form of a Woman

Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands

By Juliana Barr

Spaniards adapt to Indian terms of diplomacy Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3082-6 | ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-5790-8

<SPAN STYLE= "" >American Christianities</SPAN>

American Christianities

A History of Dominance and Diversity

Edited By Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin

The invisible omnipresence of Christianity in American culture Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7213-0

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Following Muhammad</SPAN>

Following Muhammad

Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

By Carl W. Ernst

A non-Muslim's first resource for understanding Islam Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-5577-5

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered<BR></SPAN>

The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered

By Samuel Farber

Putting revolutionary leaders and their ideas in historical context Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-5673-4

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Mothers of Invention</SPAN>

Mothers of Invention

Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

By Drew Gilpin Faust

An award-winning portrait of women in the Confederacy Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-5573-7

<SPAN STYLE= "" >White Over Black</SPAN>

White Over Black

American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Second Edition

By Winthrop D. Jordan

With new forewords by Christopher Leslie Brown and Peter H. Wood

The definitive work on the history of race relations in America Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3402-2 | ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7141-6

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Nationalism in Europe and America</SPAN>

Nationalism in Europe and America

Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775

By Lloyd Kramer

The cultural construction of nationalism Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7200-0

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Down and Out in the Great Depression</SPAN>

Down and Out in the Great Depression

Letters from the Forgotten Man

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

Edited By Robert S. McElvaine

With a new foreword by the editor

A new edition of a classic book for a new generation Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-5891-2

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Ecological Revolutions</SPAN>

Ecological Revolutions

Nature, Gender, and Science in New England

Second Edition

By Carolyn Merchant

With a new preface and epilogue by the author

One of the foundational works of American environmental history Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7180-5

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Indians’ New World</SPAN>

The Indians’ New World

Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

By James H. Merrell

With a New Introduction by the Author

The pioneering book that showed how Indians were important actors in early American history Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7142-3

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Cuba in the American Imagination</SPAN>

Cuba in the American Imagination

Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos

By Louis A. Pérez Jr

Images of beneficence, acts of aggression Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7210-9

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Mystical Dimensions of Islam </SPAN>

Mystical Dimensions of Islam

35th Anniversary Edition

By Annemarie Schimmel

With a New Foreword by Carl W. Ernst

The most comprehensive study of Sufism in the English language Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-9976-2

<SPAN STYLE= "" >A Failed Empire</SPAN>

A Failed Empire

The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev

With a New Preface by the Author

By Vladislav M. Zubok

The Cold War from the Soviet side Learn More »

ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-5958-2

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