In Celebration of Merce Cunningham’s 100th Birthday

In celebration of Merce Cunningham's 100th Birthday, we're pleased to share this excerpt from Marianne Preger-Simon's Dancing with Merce Cunningham, her memoir of one of the most influential companies in modern American dance and the brilliance of its visionary leader.    ~ ONE STEP LEADS TO ANOTHER In late spring of 1949, I learned that Merce Cunningham was giving … Continue reading In Celebration of Merce Cunningham’s 100th Birthday

The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

“A highly original and comprehensive study of the role of the guerrilla ethos in Cuban revolutionary history. Clayfield skillfully weaves together themes of duty, struggle against overwhelming obstacles, and cubanía to illustrate the profound roots of guerrillerismo in Cuban history. Essential reading.”—John M. Kirk, author of Healthcare without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism In this extensively researched book, Anna Clayfield … Continue reading The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR MOST RECENT AWARD-WINNING BOOKS AND AUTHORS! Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South, by Von Diaz, was named a finalist in the 2019 International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards in the category of Literary or Historical Food Writing.       Gamble Rogers: … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Our Fall 2019 Catalog is Now Available

http://issuu.com/upflorida/docs/fall-2019-catalog?e=5528339/69532744 Highlights from the forthcoming season include recipes from the Gullah culture of the Sea Islands, award-winning poetry in translation from one of the top young poets writing in Spanish today, stories from one of the most dramatic immigration crises of the twentieth century, a look at the relationship between NASA and the civil rights … Continue reading Our Fall 2019 Catalog is Now Available

Latin American Studies Association 2019

Acquisitions editor Stephanye Hunter traveled to Boston last weekend to attend the Latin American Studies Association Annual Congress. We displayed some of our new and bestselling Latin American studies books, and it was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth!   David S. Dalton, author of Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and … Continue reading Latin American Studies Association 2019

Maya Salt Works

“An excellent, highly informative book. The data and interpretations in this pathbreaking volume on pre-Columbian Maya salt manufacture and trade should appeal to a wide range of audiences.”—Jeremy A. Sabloff, author of Archaeology Matters: Action Archaeology in the Modern World “The discovery of coastal salt production sites opens a new and nuanced window into the complexity … Continue reading Maya Salt Works

Florida Historical Society 2019

Last week we traveled to Cape Canaveral to attend the 2019 Florida Historical Society annual conference. We brought some of our new and bestselling Florida history books, and we were especially excited to display Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour's Life, by Bruce Horovitz, winner of this year’s Florida Historical Society Charlton Tebeau Award. Thanks to everyone … Continue reading Florida Historical Society 2019