Book reviews

The Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians seeks book reviewers on an ongoing basis.

The book review editor assigns reviews from a list of books available for review. Additionally, a prospective reviewer may contact the book review editor to suggest a title for assignment that is not on the list of available titles. Reviews that are unsolicited and arrive without assignment will be returned. We do not accept reviews that are published elsewhere in print or electronically.

To be considered as a reviewer, send an email request with your current c.v. to the book review editor, Hilary Green ( Preference is given to NCAH members in assigning reviews. We encourage prospective reviewers to consider joining the NCAH.

Publishers interested in submitting books for review should contact the review editor before sending materials.


Manuscripts should be submitted electronically by email attachment. It is not necessary to submit a hard copy of the review.   In addition to the review itself, the reviewer’s name and affiliation are needed.  Reviews should be submitted electronically in .doc, .docx or.rtf format to Hilary Green (

Available Titles

Duke University Press

Madera, Judith. Black Atlas: Geography and the Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.

Makhulu, Anne-Marie. Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home.

Price, David H. Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, The Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology.

Winters, Joseph. R. Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress.

Texas A&M Press

Head, William P. Night Hunters: The AC-130s and their Role in US Airpower.

Head, William P. Shadow and Stinger: Developing the AC-119G/K Gunships in the Vietnam War.

University of North Carolina Press

Asch, Chris Myers and George Derek Musgrove. Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital.

Blankenship, Anne M. Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II.

Brown, David S. Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics, From the Founding to Today.

Bruckner, Martin. The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860.

Capo, Jr., Julio. Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940.

Chansky, Art. Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town.

Chopas, Mary Elizabeth Basile. Searching for Subversives: The Story of Internment in Wartime America.

Cox, Caroline. Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution.

Cox, Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South.

Demas, Lane. Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf.

Farmer, Ashley. Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era.

Ferris, William. The South in Color: A Visual Journal.

Ford, Tanisha C. Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul.

Gaines, Alisha. Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy.

Gallaman, J. Matthew. Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front.

Gates, Henry Louis. The Official Companion to the PBS Series Finding Your Roots, Season 2.

Gilbert, David. The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace.

Gura, Philip F. The Life of William Apess, Pequot.

Griest, Stephane Elizondo. All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands.

Haley, Sarah. No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.

Hanna, Mark G. Pirates Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740.

Harris, Alex and Margaret Sartor. Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price.

Hernandez, Kelly Lytle. City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965.

Hinnershitz, Stephanie. A Different Shade of Justice: Asisan American Civil Rights in the South.

Hunter, Douglas. The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America’s Indigenous Past.

Kelley, Sean M. The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina.

Kirkpatrick, Jennet. The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics.

Krochmal, Max. Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era.

Lindsay, Lisa A. Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa.

Lindsey, Rachel McBride. A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America.

Little, Douglas. Us Versus Them: The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat.

Livingston, James. No More Work: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea.

Mailer, Gideon. John Witherspoon’s American Revolution.

Malavasic, Alice Elizabeth. The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Miller, Adrian. The President’s Kitchen Cabinent: The Story of African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.

Paik, A. Naomi. Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress, in the U.S. Prison Campus since World War II.

Parsons, David L. Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era.

Peacock, Margaret. Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War.

Perry, Imani. May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem. 

Rabinowitz, Richard. Curating America: Journeys Through Storyscapes of the American Past.

Randolph, Sherie M. Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of Black Feminist Radical.

Rittenhouse, Jennifer. Discovering the South: One Man’s Travels Through Changing America in the 1930s.

Rogoff, Leonard. Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South.

Rymsza-Pawlowska, M.J. History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s.

Rymph, Catherine E. Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State.

Shoemaker, Nancy. Native American Whalemen and the World: Indigenous Encounters and the Contingency of Race.

Sippial, Tiffany A. Prostitution, Modernity and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920.

Smith, Adam I. P. The Stormy Present: Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846-1865.

Syrett, Nicholas L. American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States.

Taylor, Ula Yvette. The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam.

Tortor, Daniel J. Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763.

Ward, Stephen M. In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs.

Walden, Michael L. North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age: The Tar Heel State in 2050.

Walker, J. Samuel and Randy Robert. The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season Transformed College Basketball.

Welch, Kimberly M. Black Litigants in the Antebellm American South.

Winiarski, Douglas L. Darkness Falls on the Land of Light.

Zogry, Kenneth Joel. Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University.

 University of Tennessee Press

Cohen, Phil. The Jackson Project: War in the American Workplace, A Memoir.

List is updated periodically as books are requested and new books are received from publishers.