Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

“An important resource for understanding enslavement and colonialism in the Caribbean, containing a wide array of archaeological contexts. Contributors recognize ways that the built environment may have been a site of self-determination for the enslaved occupants, and repeatedly show that slavery was in no way uniform.”—John M. Chenoweth, author of Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology … Continue reading Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

The Modern Republican Party in Florida

“I couldn’t put this book down. It describes the ascension of the Republican Party from the minority to the majority, allowing individuals to evaluate how that occurred on the Florida landscape. Anyone who loves politics, history, or Florida should read this book.”—Sandra B. Mortham, former Florida secretary of state “An indispensable guide to the modern … Continue reading The Modern Republican Party in Florida

6 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation

As part of the eighth annual University Press Week, we are highlighting the work of Carl Lindskoog, author of Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World’s Largest Immigration Detention System. This year's UP Week theme—“Read. Think. Act.”—emphasizes the role that scholarly publishers play in moving national and international conversations forward on … Continue reading 6 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation

La Meri and Her Life in Dance

“As a revolutionary performing artist whose interests and achievements were truly groundbreaking, La Meri built a life and career deeply deserving of our attention. Ruyter brings a specialist’s knowledge and sensitivity to a subject that demands closer study.”—Norton Owen, director of preservation, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival “A detailed chronicle of the touring, performing, choreographing, teaching, … Continue reading La Meri and Her Life in Dance

Haitian Studies Association 2019

Acquisitions editor Stephanye Hunter attended the Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference in Gainesville, FL last weekend. We displayed some of our new and bestselling Haitian studies books, and it was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are a few books we brought to the conference: Who Owns Haiti?: People, … Continue reading Haitian Studies Association 2019