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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, and the excellence of its publishing program has been recognized for more than eight decades by scholars throughout the world.

UNC Press is also the proud publisher for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia. More information can be found about the Omohundro Institute and its books at the Institute's website, or see a full listing of Institute books on North Carolina Scholarship Online. To learn more about the books and journals programs, please visit us at www.uncpress.unc.edu.

North Carolina Scholarship Online is home to hundreds of key works from UNC Press's distinguished publishing list, and contributes to a variety of subjects and is available through the University Press Scholarship Online platform. Find out more about UPSO, and read our FAQs for troubleshooting guidance on how to use the site.

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