Southern Gateways

Southern Gateways

Welcome to UNC Press’s selection of books on all things southern. From southern food and music, Native American folktales and colorful nature guides, to books on southern history and architecture, even ghost stories and sea-faring adventures—we hope you’ll find Southern Gateways the place to find wonderful books about our part of the country.

Whether you’re planning supper or a road trip, or just want to read a good ghost story in the hammock or by the fire, these books provide the information and insight, and perhaps, inspiration to go there, do that, read more.


Below you’ll find our newest releases. Click the categories on the left for our full lists in those subject areas.

Southern Snow

Southern Snow

The New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians

Paperback

Randy Johnson

Tar Heel Lightnin'

Tar Heel Lightnin'

How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World

Hardcover

Daniel S. Pierce

Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook

Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook

Hardcover

Ricky Moore

Rebel Richmond

Rebel Richmond

Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Hardcover

Stephen V. Ash

A South You Never Ate

A South You Never Ate

Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Hardcover

Bernard L. Herman

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Paperback

T. J. Smith, Sean Brock

Kiln to Kitchen

Kiln to Kitchen

Favorite Recipes from Beloved North Carolina Potters

Hardcover

Jean Anderson

Searching for Black Confederates

Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Hardcover

Kevin M. Levin

North Carolina's Hurricane History

North Carolina's Hurricane History

Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy

Paperback

Jay Barnes

Circa 1903

Circa 1903

North Carolina's Outer Banks at the Dawn of Flight

Paperback

Larry E. Tise

Conquered

Conquered

Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Hardcover

Larry J. Daniel

North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Paperback

Jeff Broadwater, Troy L. Kickler

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

North Carolina’s Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics

Hardcover

Rob Christensen

Backpacking Virginia

Backpacking Virginia

The Definitive Guide to 40 Can't-Miss Trips from Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean

Paperback

Johnny Molloy

North Carolina Lighthouses

North Carolina Lighthouses

The Stories Behind the Beacons from Cape Fear to Currituck Beach

Paperback

Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, Bruce Roberts

The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

All You Need to Know to Explore and Enjoy Currituck, Calabash, and Everywhere Between

Paperback

Glenn Morris

Mothers and Strangers

Mothers and Strangers

Essays on Motherhood from the New South

Paperback

Samia Serageldin, Lee Smith

Blue Muse

Blue Muse

Timothy Duffy's Southern Photographs

Hardcover

Timothy Duffy, Russell Lord, William Ferris

The Last Battleground

The Last Battleground

The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Hardcover

Philip Gerard

Every True Pleasure

Every True Pleasure

LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Paperback

Wilton Barnhardt

Bruce Moffett Cooks

Bruce Moffett Cooks

A New England Chef in a New South Kitchen

Hardcover

Bruce Moffett

A Delicious Country

A Delicious Country

Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition

Hardcover

Scott Huler

Music Makers

Music Makers

Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America

Paperback

Timothy Duffy

We Are the Music Makers!

We Are the Music Makers!

Preserving the Soul of America's Music

Paperback

Timothy Duffy, Denise Duffy

Jean Anderson's Preserving Guide

Jean Anderson's Preserving Guide

How to Pickle and Preserve, Can and Freeze, Dry and Store Vegetables and Fruits

Paperback

Jean Anderson

Sweet Carolina

Sweet Carolina

Favorite Desserts and Candies from the Old North State

Paperback

Foy Allen Edelman

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition

Race and Redemption in the New South

Paperback

Osha Gray Davidson

The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

Stories from Our Invisible Citizens

Hardcover

Gene R. Nichol

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

An Oral History

Paperback

E. Patrick Johnson

City of a Million Dreams

City of a Million Dreams

A History of New Orleans at Year 300

Hardcover

Jason Berry

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Hardcover

William Glenn Robertson

The New Vegetarian South

The New Vegetarian South

105 Inspired Dishes for Everyone

Hardcover

Jennifer Brulé

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Hardcover

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Southern Snacks

Southern Snacks

77 Recipes for Small Bites with Big Flavors

Hardcover

Perre Coleman Magness

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, Revised and Expanded Edition

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Only Guide You Will Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps, and More

Paperback

Leonard M. Adkins, J. Richard Wells

The Month of Their Ripening

The Month of Their Ripening

North Carolina Heritage Foods through the Year

Hardcover

Georgann Eubanks

Pie

Pie

a Savor the South® cookbook

Hardcover

Sara Foster

Game Changers

Game Changers

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town

Paperback

Art Chansky

Carolina Israelite

Carolina Israelite

How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

Paperback

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas

Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas

A New Guide for Plant Identification and Use in the Coastal Landscape

Paperback

Paul E. Hosier

A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg

A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg

Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Hardcover

A. Wilson Greene, Gary W. Gallagher

Blackbeard's Sunken Prize

Blackbeard's Sunken Prize

The 300-Year Voyage of Queen Anne's Revenge

Paperback

Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing, Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton

Distilling the South

Distilling the South

A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors and the People Who Make Them

Hardcover

Kathleen Purvis

Endless Caverns

Endless Caverns

An Underground Journey into the Show Caves of Appalachia

Hardcover

Douglas Reichert Powell

Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis

At the Table with an American Original

Hardcover

Sara B. Franklin

Carolina Catch

Carolina Catch

Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast

Hardcover

Debbie Moose

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

A Guide to Music Sites, Artists, and Traditions of the Mountains and Foothills

Paperback

Fred C. Fussell, Steve Kruger

Two Captains from Carolina

Two Captains from Carolina

Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War

Paperback

Bland Simpson