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Award-Winning Books

The University of North Carolina Press publishes many books that win prestigious awards every year.
Here's a sample of our most recent list of winners. Feel free to browse our site for more award-winning books.

Congratulations to all our award-winning authors!



<SPAN STYLE= "" >Hanoi's War</SPAN>

Hanoi's War

An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

By Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

2013 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Challenging the conventional narrative of the Vietnam War Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3511-7

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Bonds of Alliance</SPAN>

Bonds of Alliance

Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

By Brett Rushforth

2013 Merle Curti Award in Social History, Organization of American Historians
2013 FEEGI Biennial Book Prize, Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction

Native American slavery in the French Atlantic World Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3558-6

<SPAN STYLE= "" >James Madison</SPAN>

James Madison

A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation

By Jeff Broadwater

2012 Ragan Old North State Award, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association

The essential Madison Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3530-2

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Isma'ili Modern</SPAN>

Isma'ili Modern

Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

By Jonah Steinberg

2012 Prize in Citizenship Studies, Center for the Study of Citizenship, Wayne State University

New possibilities for identity and community in a global age Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3407-7 | ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7165-2

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Confronting America</SPAN>

Confronting America

The Cold War between the United States and the Communists in France and Italy

By Alessandro Brogi

2012 Smith Book Award, European Section, Southern Historical Association

An untold story of the Cold War Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3473-2

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement</SPAN>

Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement

A Biography

By Randal Maurice Jelks

2013 BCALA Literary Award, Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Before Martin Luther King Jr. Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3536-4

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Forging Freedom</SPAN>

Forging Freedom

Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

By Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

2012 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, Southern Association for Women Historians

The contested, fluid, and fragile meaning of freedom Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3505-0

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Strange Career of </SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "font-style:italic;" >Porgy and Bess</SPAN>

The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess

Race, Culture, and America’s Most Famous Opera

By Ellen Noonan

2012 George C. Rogers Jr. Award, South Carolina Historical Society

What an opera can tell us about a century of racial change Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3716-0

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic</SPAN>

Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic

By Melina Pappademos

2012 Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize, Latin American and Caribbean Section Southern Historical Association

The dynamism of black experience and racial discourses Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3490-9

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Sustaining the Cherokee Family</SPAN>

Sustaining the Cherokee Family

Kinship and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation

By Rose Stremlau

2012 Willie Lee Rose Prize, Southern Association for Women Historians

The perseverance of the Cherokee Family in the face of federal allotment Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3499-2 | ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7204-8

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World</SPAN>

Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World

By James H. Sweet

2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
2011 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History, American Historical Association

The politics of public healing in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3449-7

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Lincoln's Forgotten Ally</SPAN>

Lincoln's Forgotten Ally

Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

By Elizabeth D. Leonard

2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The first biography of one of the most important figures of the Civil War era Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3500-5

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Turning the Tables</SPAN>

Turning the Tables

Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920

By Andrew P. Haley

2012 James Beard Foundation Book Award in Reference and Scholarship

The ascendance of middle-class culture Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3474-9

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The New Southern Garden Cookbook</SPAN>

The New Southern Garden Cookbook

Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes

By Sheri Castle

2012 SIBA Book Award for Cookbooks, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

Garden fare--the heart of southern meals--updated for modern tastes and lifestyles Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3465-7

<SPAN STYLE= "" >In This Timeless Time</SPAN>

In This Timeless Time

Living and Dying on Death Row in America

By Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian

2012 Independent Publisher Book Award, Essay/Creative Non-Fiction, Bronze Medal

The capital punishment machine and the men on the Row Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3539-5

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution</SPAN>

Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution

By Sherry Johnson

2012 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize, Caribbean Studies Association

Linking the histories of the environment and the colonial world Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3493-0

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Terms of Inclusion</SPAN>

Terms of Inclusion

Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil

By Paulina L. Alberto

2012 Roberto Reis Award, Brazilian Studies Association

Afro-Brazilians' varying conceptualizations of race and citizenship Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3437-4 | ISBN(p): 978-0-8078-7171-3

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Won Cause</SPAN>

The Won Cause

Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

By Barbara A. Gannon

2012 Wiley-Silver Prize for Civil War History, Center for Civil War Research

A fresh look at the post-Civil War experiences of African American veterans Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3452-7

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America</SPAN>

The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America

By Kate Haulman

2011 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize

Foppish, chic, powerful, weak--modes of dress and societal hierarchy Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3487-9

<SPAN STYLE= "" >DDT and the American Century</SPAN>

DDT and the American Century

Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World

By David Kinkela

2012 Forum for the History of Science in America Distinguished Book Prize

A global environmental history of the much-maligned pesticide Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3509-8

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Cooking in Other Women’s Kitchens</SPAN>

Cooking in Other Women’s Kitchens

Domestic Workers in the South,1865-1960

By Rebecca Sharpless

2012 Bennett H. Wall Award, Southern Historical Association

A new view of African American womens work lives Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3432-9 | ISBN(p): 978-1-4696-0686-6

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Federal Fathers and Mothers</SPAN>

Federal Fathers and Mothers

A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933

By Cathleen D. Cahill

2011 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award

A social history of the agency and its Indigenous employees Learn More »

ISBN(c): 978-0-8078-3472-5 | ISBN(p): 978-1-4696-0681-1



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