North Carolina Scholarship Online (NCSO) is now live on University Press Scholarship Online! The University of North Carolina Press is the oldest university press in the South and one of the oldest in the country. Founded in 1922, the Press is the creation of that same distinguished group of educators and civic leaders who were instrumental in transforming the University of North Carolina from a struggling college with a few associated professional schools into a major international university. The purpose of the Press, as stated in its charter, is "to promote generally, by publishing deserving works, the advancement of the arts and sciences and the development of literature". This is still very much the Press's mission, as is more than evident with the titles now live on North Carolina Scholarship Online. Bringing together the best of North Carolina's publishing, NCSO makes scholarly works available in XML for the first time, and launches with over 300 titles across eleven subject areas.
Anthropology – Classical Studies – Education – Environmental Science – History – Law – Literature – Music – Political Science – Religion – Society and Culture
The works cover topics as diverse as they are varied, with chapters about the foundation of the NFL, the career of Nina Simone, and the works of Gabriel García Márquez, and many others, as well as a free chapter from Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave, which was made into an Oscar-winning film last year. To celebrate the launch of NCSO, read chapters from the books below by just following this link!
This update takes the total number of titles available on the platform to over 16,000, and the number of prestigious partner presses to 17!