Archaeology in Dominica

“Brings together scholars who are investigating the colonial project on the heretofore overlooked island of Dominica. With its unique history as a Kalinago reserve, and then as a nominally French, then British colony, Dominica is deserving of this treatment as we seek to better understand the range of experiences in the colonial project of the … Continue reading Archaeology in Dominica

Welcome to Our 2020 MSA Virtual Booth

This year’s Modernist Studies Association Conference will take place online in October. Our virtual booth is open through December 16 and offers great deals on our Modernist studies titles. Use code MSA20 for discount prices and free shipping. Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on for highlights and bonus material … Continue reading Welcome to Our 2020 MSA Virtual Booth

Sisterly Networks

“This collection of essays is a celebration and an initiation. It invites readers into a reflective appraisal of the pathbreaking work of women’s history and women historians in the South over the past fifty years.”—Jennifer Ritterhouse, author of Discovering the South: One Man’s Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s “A fine collection of essays … Continue reading Sisterly Networks

The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

By K. Mitchell Snow, author of A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico Visiting the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, I was drawn to Auguste Rodin’s roughly modeled form of Nijinsky in L’Après-midi d’un Faune, shot through with a barely restrained animal vitality. But it was … Continue reading The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

Chesterfield Smith, America’s Lawyer

One of the boldest lawyers of the twentieth century “Adkins’s fast-paced, readable biography of one of Florida’s and the nation’s most influential lawyers and public citizens is a welcome addition. No American had a greater impact on the practice of law and public affairs in America than ‘Citizen’ Smith. Adkins has provided us with a … Continue reading Chesterfield Smith, America’s Lawyer

Images from Alfred Hair

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon Alfred Hair: Heart of the Highwaymen is a long-awaited testament to the life and work of a painter whose energy and creativity were foundational to the success of his fellow African American artists during the era of Jim Crow segregation.   From the author, Gary Monroe: Alfred Hair arrived … Continue reading Images from Alfred Hair

Historical Sex Work

“This superb collection of essays brings archaeology and history together to present a deeply nuanced understanding of life in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century vice districts.”—Mara Keire, University of Oxford “Presents a range of innovative case studies of historical sex work through the lenses of both history and archaeology. Importantly, these essays explore aspects of … Continue reading Historical Sex Work

A Struggle for Heritage

“Offers a richly detailed and carefully analyzed picture of the lives of people who simply ‘weren’t there’ according to the usual stories we tell ourselves about the American past. In this counternarrative, archaeology not only extends the existing archive, but also provides the basis for a penetrating critique of that archive and its gaps. A … Continue reading A Struggle for Heritage

Alfred Hair

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon “Monroe’s collection stuns, a brilliant portrait of a young artist who died before witnessing his impact on a generation of regional artists and art collectors.”—Publishers Weekly “Hair’s story is fascinating. The themes Monroe discusses are relevant to today’s sociopolitical climate as we further evaluate our sense of place … Continue reading Alfred Hair

Florida’s Healing Waters

A colorful look at a forgotten era of Florida tourism “Kilby’s compelling narrative along with the captivating images made me want to pack my bags and hit the back roads in search of the state’s healing waters.”—Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs “An expertly researched work that combines exquisite … Continue reading Florida’s Healing Waters