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New Imprint for Books on American South Announced

Thursday, November 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The University of North Carolina Press announces the creation of the Marcie Cohen Ferris and William R. Ferris Imprint for high-profile, general-interest books about the American South. Ferris & Ferris Books will be supported by a new multimillion-dollar endowment at the Press.

Bill and Marcie Cohen Ferris, the namesakes of the new imprint, have a long-running connection with the Press. Their collective work and interests in the South are as expansive and diverse as the region itself.

The inaugural book to be published under the imprint is Grace Elizabeth Hale’s Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture, due out in March 2020. 

Three more books are under contract in the imprint: a major new reference history of the South edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist W. Fitzhugh Brundage, a look at barbecue in African American history and culture by James Beard Foundation Award–winner Adrian Miller, and a definitive history of Confederate monuments and the persistent battles over their removal by historian Karen L. Cox.

The Press plans to publish two to three books annually under the Ferris & Ferris Books imprint.

For more information, see the full press release


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