Reconsidering Southern Labor History

"This collection impresses with its chronological sweep, diverse subject matter, and fresh perspectives on southern labor history. It not only affirms the relevance of the southern working-class experience but also enhances our understanding of the broader contours of labor and working-class history."—Robert Bussel, author of Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class … Continue reading Reconsidering Southern Labor History

A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Second Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée Island. Anta … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Intern Guest Post: The Press, Thankfully, is Not Like the Movies

Written by Isabelle Resnick, editorial intern at the University Press of Florida Before I came to the University of Florida, the only thing I knew about books was that the words inside them took me on a trip. Some of these trips were free, though they had to be returned, while others came at prices … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: The Press, Thankfully, is Not Like the Movies

Now in Paper: The History of Florida

Praise for the previous edition: “A major new history.”—Miami Herald  “A jewel.”—Tallahassee Democrat “The standard reference.”—Orlando Sentinel   “Florida is as much a state of mind as it is a slice of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. … Florida could become a place of civic texture if we understand its … Continue reading Now in Paper: The History of Florida

Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

“The site of Chocolá is extremely important for the study of the rise and development of civilization in southern Mesoamerica. This book represents the first systematic description and analysis of this center and is a significant contribution to Mesoamerican archaeology.”—Takeshi Inomata, coeditor of Mesoamerican Plazas: Arenas of Community and Power “Kaplan and Paredes Umaña leave no … Continue reading Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

"Tackles the complex and fascinating relationship between Glasgow and Rawlings and demonstrates these writers’ influences on one another, both personally and professionally. This book is one we have needed for a long time."—Pamela R. Matthews, editor of Perfect Companionship: Ellen Glasgow’s Selected Correspondence with Women "A richly detailed account of a significant literary kinship—a respectful, empathetic … Continue reading The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow